CLCRF Event

40 Days of Kindness

The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) has reached an impressive milestone, celebrating its 40th anniversary tomorrow, May 21, 2020. To mark this auspicious occasion, the Foundation is launching the 40K in 40 days initiative, having connected with 40 very generous businesses to provide gifts to those most deserving.

Each gift, valued from $500 up to $5000, and its associated business, will be showcased on one of the 40 days of the campaign (from May 21 – June 30) across various social media channels and listed on the campaign website. People are encouraged to head to 40kin40days.com.au and nominate someone they think is worthy to receive a particular gift, thus creating a circle of kindness.

Whilst the 40Kin40days initiative was originally planned to be a fundraising campaign for the Foundation – obviously in the current climate this had to change, with the charity pivoting to have the K now stand for Kindness and pay it forward to their supporters instead.

“As you can imagine, we’ve had to make a lot of changes with our celebratory year because of what is happening around the world, including making the hard decision to cancel all pre-planned campaigns and celebrations, as it just didn’t seem right to ask for money from our supporters.” said Kylie Dalton, Head of Development for CLCRF.

CLCRF know the importance of giving, having spent the past 40 years raising funds for childhood cancer research. They also understand the impact that isolation can have on families – working with many to tell their stories, who repeatedly need to spend months on end in hospital away from their extended family and friends.

“We encourage everybody to get involved, we all must know somebody that needs a little bit of kindness.” said Ms Dalton. “It’s why these 40 acts of kindness in the community can really make a difference!”

The 40Kin40days initiative also aims to help support the donating businesses, with each of the 40 days dedicated to showcasing one business per day, to give them important attention and associate them with a wonderful community cause. The aim is to keep their brand top of mind in these difficult times and in turn, allow people to become invested in that local business and in the child cancer research cause, along with the history of the Foundation through social story telling.

To add further content for sharing, Foundation ambassadors, local personalities and dignitaries who support the Foundation, will be sharing their stories and encouragements through the daily newsfeeds. CLCRF Patron and Australian Cricket Coach, Justin Langer AM, is fully supportive of the 40Kin40days campaign, with this year also being a milestone in his relationship with the Foundation.

“I have enjoyed being a Patron for CLCRF for the past 20 years and I’m really excited about the 40Kin40days campaign. I see this as being a great way to support those who really need it. I hope you all get behind it too.”

CLCRF invites you to head to 40kin40days.com.au choose one of the gifts, then submit a nominee, explaining why that person needs or deserves the chosen gift.

Naturally, monetary personal contributions to CLCRF are incredibly welcome too but the main purpose of the campaign is to create the Circle of Kindness and help people in need.

Any businesses who wish to donate a gift are welcome to contact CLCRF on 9363 7400 or email [email protected]. For more information on how the circle of kindness works visit: 40kin40days.com.au

Quiz Night rescheduled

In order to minimise the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our local community, we have made the decision to reschedule our Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night, which was set to take place on June 20. This event will now be held at Perth Football Club on Saturday 14 November, all things permitting. READ MORE

2019 Annual General Meeting

On Monday 2 December, Foundation members and invited guests attended the 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation at the scenic Wembley Golf Course.

Chairman Geoff Cattach, Chief Executive Officer Andrea Alexander and Treasurer Kim Williamson each gave their reports on the Foundation’s operations during the 2018/2019 financial year.

“I am pleased to report that we have achieved a more than acceptable financial outcome for the year under review,” said Geoff. “In fact we can report that the Foundation’s financial position has enabled us to meet all our ongoing research funding commitments and, in some instances, increase the level of funding.”

The AGM was an excellent opportunity for Foundation members to gain a better understanding of the incredible work that they are supporting, with Dr W. Joost Lesterhuis giving a presentation on behalf of the CLCRF-funded Sarcoma Group at the Telethon Kids Institute.

Joost explained the group’s aim to identify new treatments for young people with sarcoma and to develop immunotherapy approaches that can be applied during surgery in order to prevent relapse.

The AGM was followed by the annual pre-Christmas Cocktail Party, where guests enjoyed delicious canapés and drinks overlooking the beautiful golf course and lake.

The Foundation would like to thank those who joined us at the AGM and Christmas Party. Our wonderful members are critical to the ongoing success of our Foundation. As a member, you can not only take pleasure in knowing you are helping to raise funds for childhood cancer research, but you will also be invited to participate in our exciting events each year.

Do you have friends, family members or colleagues that you think might like to get involved with CLCRF? Encourage them to become a member today!

A beautiful evening at the 2019 Family Night Out

What started out as an incredibly hot day, turned into a beautiful evening when families and friends came together for the 2019 Family Night Out at Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9.

The exceptional Perth Symphony Orchestra had everyone singing along and showing off their best dance moves as they performed two sets of their family favourites. There were lots of Disney tunes for the kids and later in the evening mums and dads got to enjoy some current and classic hits from Katy Perry, Smashing Pumpkins, and Ed Sheeran, just to name a few!

Supporting the Perth Symphony Orchestra was the incredibly talented local artist JAX. Her powerhouse vocals were a great indication of the level of talent and entertainment attendees were to expect throughout the night.

Children had the choice of a variety of fun activities to stay entertained all afternoon. There was face-painting, bouncy castles, a cuddly animal farm, giant games, bubbles, and even a slip n slide!

“We absolutely had the best time,” said one attendee. “We couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces.”

The Family Night Out was all about bridging the gap between cancer research and the community. Kerrin Hampson, whose son underwent treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when he was just 15-months-old, shared her emotional story with attendees and highlighted the need to continue raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

“This event was the biggest CLCRF have organised and it certainly brought our community together,” said CEO Andrea Alexander.

It’s no surprise that events like these cannot happen without a lot of help and we would like to send our deepest thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

“The CLCRF volunteers did an amazing job in setting up, manning the merchandise tent, kids activities and packing everything away and cleaning up at the end of the night. We could not have done it without them,” Andrea expressed.

“A HUGE thank you to Kylie Dalton who, through sheer determination and negotiation skills, put this event together.”

We would like to thank everyone who came along to this year’s Family Night Out and we hope to see you all again at our next one in 2021!

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Kids’ Cancer Fundraiser

Source: The West Australian ED Section – Tuesday 22 October 2019 – page 2

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Music and Fun

Source: Post Newspapers – October 19 2019 – page 74

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation’s annual family night out is at Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9, with Perth Symphony Orchestra perform- ing family favourites. Tickets are $45, children free, and proceeds support research into childhood cancers. Take a picnic or enjoy take-aways from food trucks. Gates open at 4.30pm and the musical fun starts at 5.30pm.

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Riders to tackle trek

Source: South Western Times – Written by: Zoe Keenan
Friday, 11 October 2019 8:33AM

More than 20 cyclists from Perth and the South West will hit the road on Sunday for a week-long ride to raise money for children’s cancer research.

The South West Bike Trek will see 24 riders start in Subiaco and journey through the South West in the hope of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.

Along the way riders will stop off at Fairbridge, Preston, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River.

Bunbury cyclists Ken Pritchard and Doreen Dow will be participating for their second and sixth year respectively, and will cover a gruelling 600km.

Neither have a tie to the cause and simply signed up for the challenge of the ride, but Mr Pritchard said it was not long until he found himself wanting to do more to raise money for the cause.

“I originally did the ride for the challenge but then got caught up in the fundraising of the ride and I’ve done other things here and there with the foundation now,” he said.

“The friendships and the way the group bonds is amazing… by the third day you’re one big family.”

On Tuesday riders will visit Shire of Harvey offices for an afternoon tea and have dinner at the Rotary Club of Harvey.

On Wednesday the riders will take students from Harvey Primary School for a spin before attending dinner at the South Bunbury Rotary Club.

Image: Bunbury cyclists Ken Pritchard and Doreen Dow will participate in this year’s ride. Picture: Zoe Keenan

Age is no Barrier for Paula Prynne

Paula Prynne, great-grandmother from South Yunderup, will prove that age is no barrier while raising money for CLCRF at this year’s South West Bike Trek.

The 80-year old will ride an incredible 600 kilometres over six days, starting in Subiaco on October 13 and ending in Augusta. Paula and her fellow cyclists will stop in the wonderful towns of Fairbridge, Preston, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River.

This will be the longest ride to date for the Mandurah Over 55 Cycling Club member and, despite her only been cycling for two years, Paula holds little nerves thanks to her training.

“I’ve been training quite thoroughly for this, riding roughly 250kms per week, and I’ll be riding with a group so it’s completely safe,” said Paula. “It’s not compulsory for participants to finish the ride but I’m quite confident I can get it done.”

Paula completed her first cycling event in the Great Ocean Ride last year and she plans to make raising money through cycling an annual tradition.

“I find cycling gives me something to look forward to and I honestly just love it,” Paula explained. “And if I can take the thing I love doing and use it to raise money to help these kids that might be going through hell, then that’s all the better.”

We praise Paula for not letting her age be a barrier and we wish her the best of luck for the South West Bike Trek, which will take place from October 13 to 19.

The South West Bike Trek aims to raise funds for important research into childhood cancer research and this year the target to reach is $50,000. If you would like to join Paula and help raise funds for the Foundation, registrations are still open for the 2019 South West Bike Trek. Alternatively, you can help support the cause by making a donation to the Foundation.

Around the Sound: Family Night Out

Source: Around the Sound: September 24, 2019

Summer is coming!  Except for the killer magpies, it’s the exact opposite feeling to the ‘Winter Is Coming’ refrain from Game Of Thrones, Perth is warming up and we’re coming back to life after a winter of relative hibernation.  Let’s face it, one drop of rain and most Perthites will stay under the doona in front of Netflix until half way through September.

Which is what makes those first big outdoor events of the summer so very special as we all emerge bleary eyed into the sunshine and begin to live again.  And, this year, on 9 November, Perth is blessed with what will be one of the biggest outdoor events of the summer, and the whole family is invited.

The Family Night Out featuring Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a fundraiser for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.  Around The Sound spoke to event coordinator, Kylie Dalton to find out more.

“This is out seventh event.  The others were nice cosy events for up to 500-1,000 people, but this one we decided to see what we could do if we could get a big name and make it an event for even more people.  That’s why we got Perth Symphony Orchestra.

“This is going to be our best family night out ever.

“It’s not just about the concert.  We’re hoping that it’s the perfect balmy end of spring, beginning of summer weather.  We’ve got the entire grassed area in the middle of Gloucester park.  There will be food trucks, a bouncy castle, a cuddly animal farm, everything will be right there for people.

“We designed the setlist to be family favourites.  The first set they play will be Disney favourites for the young kids.  The dance area at the front of the stage will be packed with kids.  After the first set the kids will settle down with Mums and dads on the blankets and people will be able to get up and have a bit of a boogie as well.”

The PSO’s song list includes all-time favourites from shows Frozen, The Lion King and The Greatest Showman and songs originally performed by Katy Perry, David Bowie and Taylor Swift. The supporting act is popular local musician JAX.

Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in Australian children. One in 500 kids will develop cancer before they reach their 15th birthday. As CLCRF receives no government funding, it relies on community support – especially the money it can raise at events such as the Family Night Out.

Gates open at 4.30pm, with the musical acts starting at 5.30pm.

For more information and tickets click here.

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