CLCRF Event

Bike Trek

Get ready to beat child cancer on ya bum!

Our South West Bike Trek is back for another year and we’re asking YOU to help us beat child cancer on ya bum!

This year will be the 21st year of our live bike trek, where riders set out on a 600km journey through the beautiful South West region. The live South West Bike Trek has been the biggest fundraising event for CLCRF since its inception in 2002, raising over $810,000 for childhood cancer research.

The live event will begin on Sunday 9 October from Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Foreshore with riders traveling across some of the most spectacular roads in WA before winding up in Augusta on Saturday 15 October.

Last year, we also introduced a virtual element to our South West Bike Trek, encouraging people from all around the world to take part from wherever they are. We are thrilled to say the virtual ride is back again this year! Participants can clock up their bike ride in their own time and at their own pace, commencing their preferred distance from Thursday 1 September and completing their kms by Sunday 16 October, 2022.

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started, this event is a great way to get fit, have fun and raise funds for an important cause. The virtual event also offers the perfect opportunity to get your workplace or school involved.

It’s FREE to register for the virtual event, all that we ask is that you raise a minimum of $450 along the way. Register now to raise funds for research into childhood cancers and you can make a huge difference to the lives of children with cancer.

This year we are thrilled to offer some amazing fundraising rewards to help you reach your fundraising goals. Plus, if you register before 21 May, you will go into the draw to WIN our incredible Early Bird Prize, a stay at ibis Styles East Perth, thanks to Accor Hotels!

What are you waiting for? Register NOW for our live or virtual ride to beat child cancer on ya bum!

Concert at The Quarry

Get ready for an evening of rapturous rhythms to support child cancer research!

The joyous healing power of music will transport audiences when the Rhythms of Life concert takes the stage at the Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach, on Saturday 12 March, in aid of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

Be inspired by world-class entertainers putting their heart and soul into their performances, featuring:

  • Steve Hensby Band – a renowned nine-piece covering a selection of funk, soul, and pop classics, with a sprinkling of originals thrown into their infectious mix. This force of nature features a healthy sized horn section, are very danceable and have been likened to the Cat Empire.
  • Rose Parker Band – dreamy songs of passion, longing and celebration with a summery vibe from one of the West’s most beloved and original indie-folk maestros.

All proceeds from the Rhythms of Life concert support the brilliant work of the CLCRF, raising vital funds for research into childhood cancers. Also supporting families as they negotiate the challenges of their child living with cancer.

Grab your tickets now!

It’s been a tough couple of years for the CLCRF family, with COVID forcing the cancellation of its last two fundraising concerts. The Rhythms of Life concert sees a triumphant return, with a smorgasbord of tunes that you’re sure to recognise. Performed by some of the West’s favourite sons and daughters you’ll be up dancing or singing along or enjoying your dinner on a CLCRF picnic blanket entranced by the power of their marvellous music.

The concert brings together the charity’s many supporters in an uplifting atmosphere of fun and, yes, celebration. The Foundation recognises WA’s Safe Transition Plan, a roadmap to 90% vaccination rates and the easing of border restrictions. The safety of our audience, employees and the community is our priority, and we will contact all ticket holders directly prior to this event with any additional requirements based on Government advice. We look forward to safely hosting you at the Rhythms of Life concert.

When: Saturday, 12 March, 2022

Time: Gates open at 6pm for a 6.30 start

Where: The Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach, Perth WA

Tickets: rhythmsoflife.com.au

General Admission: $55 per adult (bring your picnic blankets or fold-up, low-back chairs – or purchase inflatable chairs and picnic blankets on site to support the Foundation)

VIP Tickets: Be quick! $200 buys two adult tickets in the first four rows of the amphitheatre, picnic blanket, two inflatable seats, wine cooler bag, and two stemmed wine glasses.

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CLCRF’s 28th Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday 8 December, Our Foundation held its 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Peppermint Grove. It was a balmy evening with stunning views where we caught up with some long-time supporters and new friends.

Chairman Geoff Cattach gave his reports on CLCRF’s operations during the 2020/2021 financial year, alongside Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Andrea Alexander.

It was mentioned that since the very first dollar was donated to CLCRF, over $35.9M has been raised for childhood cancer research. That is something this Foundation and those associated with its legacy feel very proud achieving.

The AGM was followed by our annual Christmas celebration, where members and guests enjoyed delicious canapés and drinks overlooking the river.

We thank those who joined us at the AGM and Christmas celebration. Our 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.

If you are interested in becoming a CLCRF member, apply online today!

South West Bike Trek 2021

Our annual South West Bike Trek is over for another year, with riders finishing their 6-day and 600 kilometre journey on 16 October. This year, the bike trek also went virtual for the first time ever, with supporters riding at their own place, in their own time.

This year, the bike trek saw 21 live riders and a handful of virtual riders raise a total of $43,392! We thank everyone who participated to help us reach this incredible result.

Riders of the live event travelled through the beautiful South West region, passing Fairbridge, Preston, Harvey, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta. This event was once again organised by loyal CLCRF supporter Eric Maddock, with the help of his wife Annette.

“It’s over for another year and I think it all went well,” said Eric. “We met up with lots of good friends made over quite a few years. And once again, we’ve enjoyed raising awareness and funds for this great cause to help so many sick kids.”

The live riders experienced dreadful weather at the start of their journey, but they were not deterred. “On our second day, we had a shocker,” explained Eric. “Nobody was feeling great. But then I read a post from CLCRF about a poor little 8-year-old who lost his fight against leukaemia, and I remembered why we do this ride every year. We sat and cried.”

As always, there are many people and businesses that need to be thanked for helping our riders out along the way. A huge thank you to the following:

  • Binningup Seniors Club
  • Café Mooba
  • Jarra Infusion
  • The Beach Shak Café
  • Mr Barker Chicken
  • Coles Warnbro
  • IGA Shoalwater
  • Woolworths Greenfields
  • Smart Diet Solutions
  • Harvey Professional & Business Women
  • Scope Engineering
  • Swings and Roundabouts
  • Bunbury Toyota
  • Cornelia Ewald
  • Falcon Lions
  • Pinjarra Rotary
  • Waroona Lions
  • Harvey Rotary
  • Harvey Council
  • Harvey Primary School
  • South Bunbury Rotary
  • Eaton Scout Camp
  • Boyanup Lions
  • Busselton Rotary
  • Jurrian and Wendy at Camp Grace
  • Cowarramup Lions
  • Margaret River Rotary
  • Leeuwin Lions

“Without the help we get from all of these people, we could not do this,” expressed Eric. “So I must extend a huge thanks to each and every one of them and also to Annette Maddock and all the riders over the past 20 years; thank you guys and ladies for a great job.”

We thank Eric for his dedication and support. Year after year, Eric has led a safe and successful event, all for the love of the cause.  “My hope is we will continue towards a goal of zero deaths from this terrible illness,” Eric expressed.

We look forward to another successful event in 2022.

Congrats to our raffle winner

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner who has just won $15,000! Raffle #55 was drawn Friday 29 October (Permit Number: LS216367521) and we are excited to announce that the winning ticket was no. 21772.

A big thank you to everyone who supported this raffle and helped us raise necessary funds towards childhood cancer research.

Our next raffle has already started and will be drawn on 28th February 2022. Tickets are just $2 and you can purchase as little or as many as you like! If you would like to be in the draw to win $15,000, head to our raffle website.

Join our Virtual Bike Trek!

As our amazing South West Bike Trek riders get ready to set off on their 6 day journey from South Perth to Augusta, we have some exciting news for those who would like to join in on the fun from their own home. This year, the South West Bike Trek has also gone virtual for the very first time!

Our virtual Bike Trek will take our fundraising to a whole new level, encouraging hundreds of people around Australia to take part from wherever they are, all to help fund child cancer research.

As part of the virtual format and in keeping with COVID-19 safe management measures, participants can clock up their rides in their own time and at their own pace, commencing their preferred distance from 10 October 2021 and completing their kilometres within a month.

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started, individuals and teams can now sign up and join the South West Bike Trek. Simply set up your profile, nominate the distance you would like to aim for and start fundraising for an important cause! You can even sync your distances travelled by connecting your Strava or FitBit account to your profile.

Get your workplace or school involved or challenge your family and friends. This is a fun experience that can see you turning your daily cycle workout into a ride that can change children’s lives – all from the comfort of your own home, neighbourhood, gym or fitness session.

It’s FREE to register for the virtual event, all we ask is that you raise a minimum of $450 along the way. Register now to raise funds for research into childhood cancers and YOU can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families who live with this disease.

South West Bike Trek 2021

CLCRF’s annual South West Bike Trek kicks – or pedals – off on Sunday 10 October! The Bike Trek will take place across the beautiful South West region until 16 October and it has once again been organised by CLCRF member Eric Maddock, with the help of his wife Annette, and Lions and Rotary Clubs.

The Bike Trek will launch from South Perth foreshore and will finish in Augusta, with riders enjoying a leisurely ride through Mandurah, Fairbridge, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Binningup, Eaton, Boyanup, Capel, Busselton, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Booranup.

This event has seen huge success in the past, raising $771,000 in total since it started in 2002. Last year, the event raised over $35,000 for childhood cancer research, an incredible result we are hoping to beat in 2021.

We wish all of our riders the best of luck on their 6-day journey, and we thank them in advance for their incredible efforts to help us raise funds for childhood cancer research. If you would like to show your support for our riders, please consider donating to their fundraising pages.

Congrats to our raffle winner!

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner who has just won $15,000! Raffle #54 was drawn Tuesday, 29 June (Permit Number: LS214045220) and we are excited to announce that the winning ticket was no. 24963.

A big thank you to everyone who supported this raffle and helped us raise necessary funds towards childhood cancer research.

Our next raffle has already started and will be drawn on 29 October. Tickets are just $2 and you can purchase as little or as many as you like! If you would like to be in the draw to win $15,000, head to our raffle website.

$6557 raised at the Perth Tradie Expo!

This year’s Perth Tradie Expo, supported by Toolmart, took place over the weekend of Friday 18 to Sunday 20 of June at Ascot Racecourse. The always-exciting event provides a once-a-year opportunity for tradies and DIY enthusiasts to purchase tools and equipment at bargain prices.

We are grateful to have been invited back to the Expo this year to collect gold coin donations on entry alongside the Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue.

A total of $6557 was raised for childhood cancer research over the weekend. This incredible result would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers who braved the cold weather to collect these funds.

A big thank you to Emma, Shane, Eric, Cornelia, Barry, Sue, Maddy, Nehan Rebecca, Sarah, Alecia, Pia, Gordon, Calum, Mara, Emily G, Garry P, Mike, Alex, Emily, Gary K, Anthony, Wendy, Jody, Lavanya, Sophie, and Andrea.

We would also like to thank every single person who attended the Expo and decided to put their gold coin donation in our tins! Your contribution will go a long way to help future generations of children live cancer-free.

Finally, we thank Toolmart for inviting us back to the Expo again this year. This is always such an exciting weekend for our volunteers and staff, and we are so grateful for the great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

A Record-Breaking Quiz Night!

On Saturday 12 June, the Foundation held its annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night at Lathlain Function Centre at Perth Football Club. This event was once again a sell-out, with every table full thanks to our wonderful supporters and quiz-enthusiasts.

What’s even better than a sold-out event? A record-breaking one! Our Quiz Night broke a fundraising record for the Foundation, raising a total of $20,659 for childhood cancer research in one night!

We are over the moon with his incredible result. Without the support of small businesses across Western Australia donating what they can to the cause, we would not be able to break our fundraising total year in and year out.

Congratulations to table 18 who took the win at this year’s Quiz Night. We had some very clever minds in the room on the night, including researchers from Telethon Kids Institute, so this is a great achievement.

The Quiz Night was once again MC’d by fan-favourite Sean Fry. He kept the audience entertained all night long and it was no wonder people asked us to invite him back this year!

A big thank you to our amazing volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the Quiz Night would be as successful as possible. We would especially like to acknowledge Michele, Jonelle, and Kristy, who ran around collecting the wonderful donations, made them up into beautiful hampers and made sure everything ran smoothly on the night.

We would also like to thank Kathy, Chris, Gary, Keeley and Kholee, who donated their time to help on the night. This event is undoubtedly a team effort, and we couldn’t be prouder for what we have achieved together this year. “It was such an outstanding effort by the whole team,” said CEO Andrea Alexander.

For a fifth year, we thank Perth Football Club who kindly donated the Lathlain Function Centre for the Quiz Night. With a spacious hall, a large bar, and a separate room for our silent auction, we could not imagine a better venue for this event.

Lastly, we must thank every single person who came to the Quiz Night on Saturday. “We are once again so appreciative for the amazing generosity of our supporters which lead to this amazing result,” expressed Andrea. “These funds will go a long way to help fund the vital research into childhood cancers.”

Here are the businesses who kindly helped us out this year:

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