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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:

CLCRF’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

2020 is a milestone year for CLCRF, as it marks our 40th Anniversary of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. With the COVID-19 pandemic, and all of the restrictions that have come with it, we were not sure if we were going to be able to celebrate this incredible accomplishment this year.

After having to scrap our plans for a celebration earlier in the year, we made the decision to merge our 40th Anniversary Celebration with our Annual General Meeting (AGM), after restrictions were eased and the Department of Health allowed it. Both events were held at Ambrose Estate at the scenic Wembley Golf Course on Monday, December 7.

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Over $35,000 raised from the 2020 South West Bike Trek!

From October 11 to 17, the 18th annual South West Bike Trek took place, organised once again by long-time CLCRF supporter Eric Maddock. The event saw 15 enthusiastic riders embarking on the 600km journey from Perth to Augusta to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

We are so thrilled to announce that over $35,000 was raised for the Foundation this year! This is an incredible achievement, considering the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced peloton of 15.

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Another successful Quiz Night for CLCRF!

On Saturday November 14, we held our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night at Lathlain Function Centre at Perth Football Club. After a long year of COVID-19 restrictions working against us, we are so grateful this much-loved event was able to safely go ahead (after some rescheduling.)

The capacity restrictions of this year’s event did not stop the Quiz Night from being another roaring success, with an incredible total of $17,163 raised for the Foundation!

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A wild donation for our Quiz Night!

In the lead up to our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Nights, our volunteers are always working hard to source the best donations to use as a way to raise funds for childhood cancer research. This year, Tina Chong from Wild Cards & Gifts at Westfield Carousel helped make their job very easy!

Tina kindly donated a few trolleys full of goodies from her store to help us out. These goodies included door stops, named trucks, clutch bags, personalised pens in tins, mugs, light up bottles, plaques and much more. Altogether, this donation came to the incredible retail price of $3,470!

We would like to thank Tina for being so generous, especially during such an uncertain year. Tina cares deeply about giving to charity and said she really wants to help us make a difference.

“I like to give to charity,” said Tina. “So, I’m happy to help where I can.”

As a lot of these products were personalised gifts, Tina was happy for us to auction off some of the named items prior to the Quiz Night as a way to raise funds for the Foundation.

We encourage you all to visit Tina at Wild Cards & Gifts at Westfield Carousel. The store offers wonderful gift ideas, a hassle-free shopping experience and friendly service. It’s the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping! You can find the store on level 1 of Westfield Carousel, next to Senso Espresso.

Riders pumped for 600km trek to aid cause

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Times – Mon, 5 October 2020 9:25AM
Author: Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times

Determined bike riders are pumping up their tyres ahead of this month’s South West Bike Trek, a 600km journey between Perth and Augusta. The 15 riders will set off from South Perth Foreshore on October 11, with hopes of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.

Trek co-ordinator and foundation member Eric Maddock has been involved in the event for the past 12 years after his great-niece was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four. Mr Maddock said the treatment and support she received left him with an overwhelming sense of wanting to “pay it back”.

Australia has one of the highest occurrences of childhood cancer in the world, with 600 children diagnosed every year, and the trek has raised almost $700,000 for the foundation since its beginning 18 years ago. The trek is conducted at a leisurely pace, encouraging riders to work together to ensure each other’s wellbeing.

Foundation head Kylie Dalton said the foundation would have been heavily affected if the trek was cancelled this year.

“The trek is our biggest fundraising event each year. Having the community riders who get involved and do this type of ride, it means more than just the fundraising, it allows those riders to continue to share our stories along the way.”

Schools were encouraged to support the riders through gold-coin donation days, and event organisers have called on the public to “adopt a rider” to assist with fundraising efforts.

The nine-day trek will conclude in Augusta on October 17. To adopt a rider, visit swbiketrek.com.au.

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