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.


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.


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!


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

South West Bike Trek 2020

Source: 97.3 CoastFM – 2 October 2020

On Sunday 11th October, The South West Bike Trek begins in Perth and finishes in Augusta on Saturday, 17th October. The event will involve 15 mature aged riders, who will make the 600km trek to raise money for the Children’s Leukemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

The South West Bike Trek is the biggest purely volunteer run fundraising event for childhood cancer in WA and since it started in 2002, has raised close to $700,000 for CLCRF.

This year, organizers are calling for the public to “adopt a rider” in an effort to assist the fundraising efforts of the 15 incredible riders who have signed up for the challenge. Due to COVID-19 severely impacting the riders’ ability to fundraise, schools are also being encouraged to support riders by holding gold coin donation days.

It’s such a wonderful event that almost never happened this year due to COVID-19 and they’d love to get the word out about this incredibly important event.

There are a number of riders from Mandurah and surrounds involved in the trek as well!

The 2020 South West Bike Trek is expected to follow the below schedule:

Day 1 Sunday 11 October – South Perth to Fairbridge
Day 2 Monday 12 October – Fairbridge to Preston return
Day 3 Tuesday 13 October – Fairbridge to Harvey
Day 4 Wednesday 14 October – Harvey to Bunbury
Day 5 Thursday 15 October – Bunbury to Busselton
Day 6 Friday 16 October – Busselton to Margaret River
Day 7 Saturday 17 October – Margaret River to Augusta

For more information about the event, head to:
To donate to and support a rider, head to:

Riders excited for 2020 trek

Source: Bunbury Mail – September 30 2020 – 10:29AM

WA’s premier charity bike ride is back for its 18th anniversary when 15 riders take to the road on October 11.

The trek will see the riders travel 600 kilometres from Perth to Augusta in the hope of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF). After cycling through some WA’s most spectacular roads the riders will finish in August on October 17.


South West Trek to raise money for childhood cancer

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Mail – September 30 2020 – 10:29AM

WA’s premier charity bike ride is back for its 18th anniversary when 15 riders take to the road on October 11.

The trek will see the riders travel 600 kilometres from Perth to Augusta in the hope of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF). After cycling through some WA’s most spectacular roads the riders will finish in August on October 17.

The event has been organised once again by South West Bike Trek coordinator and foundation member Eric Maddock, with the help of local Lions and Rotary Clubs. There are a range of riders from Mandurah, Harvey and Bunbury taking on the challenge.


Thank you for helping us spread kindness!

To help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we went a little crazy with our inaugural 40kin40days campaign. Instead of doing the standard fundraising campaign, we flipped our celebration on its head and gave YOU the gifts!

The goal of this campaign was to spread kindness and bring some joy into the lives of people who deserve it. To make this possible, some amazing Australian businesses jumped on board by generously donating gifts that we were able to put up for grabs.


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 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 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:

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