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Generous raffle winner gives back to CLCRF

Recently, we announced the winner of our $15,000 raffle prize to be ticket no. 03127. We are now thrilled to be able to share the touching story of the man behind the ticket, Brian Jennings.

Brian is someone that knows the struggles of childhood cancer all too well, having lost his son Matthew to a rare form of Leukaemia almost 40 years ago. In the hopes of future generations having better childhood cancer treatments, Brian has very kindly decided to donate $5,000 of his raffle prize money back to CLCRF.

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Volunteers needed for the Perth Tradie Expo

Each year, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) participates in the Perth Tradie Expo and we are on the lookout for some more volunteers to help collect donations over the weekend. This year, the Expo will take place at the Ascot Racecourse on 21-23 June from 8am to 5pm.

The Expo is proudly sponsored by Toolmart and provides a second to none chance to purchase all types of work equipment from power tools to excavator’s at special Expo prices. There’s not just great savings for work tools but you’ll also find amazing specials on vehicles, camper-trailers, accessories, machinery and much, much more.

The Perth Tradie Expo is open to the General Public and entry is only a Gold Coin donation. These donations are collected by our amazing volunteers and will go towards two charities, including the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation. Last year, our wonderful volunteers collected a grand total of $5,182.45!

If you are interested in volunteering, you can choose your shift and volunteer as little or as much as you like! Not only will you have the opportunity to experience this wonderful expo but you would also be collecting much-needed funds for CLCRF to continue the important research into childhood cancer.

IMPORTANT INFO:
– To collect donations you need to be at least 16 years of age. If you would like to volunteer with younger children or siblings, there may be other volunteer jobs available for them, such as handing out fliers.

Simply contact the CLCRF office on (08) 9363 7400 or email admin@childcancerresearch.com.au to register yourself as a volunteer!

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CLCRF and Crema Coffee Co

Drink a little, help a lot.

Have you had a taste of the CLCRF exclusive coffee blend yet? The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation have worked together with the wonderful coffee roasters at Crema Coffee Co. to create a unique and special coffee blend. Not only is the blend delicious but proceeds from every bag sold are donated towards continuing the important research into childhood cancer.

The blend is 100% Arabica coffee beans and is roasted for a richer intensity, with great nutty flavours and a milk chocolate finish. So why not make your morning cup of coffee a little more meaningful? The coffee comes in 250g or 1kg bags and can be ordered online, through the Crema Coffee Co. website.

A big thank you to Crema Coffee Co. for collaborating with us! These collaborations help tremendously with increasing the awareness of The Foundation and raising important funds.

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Jackson’s Story

Jackson is one of over 600 Australian children who are diagnosed with cancer every year. Just like many of these children, Jackson has spent the majority of his short life in hospital fighting the horrible disease.

Jackson’s Story begins with a suspected stomach bug when he was just 7 months old. Two different GPs brushed it off as a virus but Jackson’s mum Michelle remained concerned when his stomach seemed swollen and the vomiting and diarrhoea continued. After the second GP visit, Jackson vomited all over the floor at Woolworths and his eyes started to roll to the back of his head. A nearby midwife told Michelle to take Jackson to the hospital immediately.

“I kept saying Jackson, Jackson to try and get him to respond but he wasn’t really responding.” Says Michelle. “I just started panicking and panicking more now that a nurse had seen him and was worried enough to tell me to go to hospital.”

Michelle took Jackson to Bunbury Hospital and after being concerned about dark bruises on the top of his forehead, he was sent to a CT scan. A paediatrician then examined Jackson and Michele asked if she should be calling her husband Marc, who was working away, to come home.

“I remember the doctor looking up at me and the look on his face said everything. Without seeing the blood results, he was 99% sure that Jackson had leukaemia.”

They went straight to the Emergency Department at Perth’s Children’s Hospital where Jackson was diagnosed with both Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Since his diagnosis Jackson has experienced many setbacks on his treatment journey, including a staph infection, a murmur in his heart and a relapse of AML in his right testis. He has undergone intense high dose chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and radiation therapy.

Jackson and his family still have a tough road ahead of them to beat this horrible disease. The family currently have to wait another three months to see if Jackson’s bone marrow transplant was successful, in the hope that he might be in complete remission.

To ensure CLCRF can continue to fund life-changing research to offer hope to families like Jackson’s, we need your help. By making a tax-deductible donation before June 30, you will be helping to make a huge difference.

Read more about Jackson’s story and donate today

 

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Donation from Bunbury Rotary Club

The Foundation recently received a generous donation of $2,500 from the Bunbury Rotary Club. CLCRF Chairman Geoff Cattach was there to accept the donation at a club meeting earlier this month where he also gave a talk on the great work being done by the Foundation.

Every year, the Bunbury Rotary Club holds a Golf Day organised through club member John Hovey and the Hovey Group, a large family owned civil construction business in Bunbury. Proceeds of the annual Golf Day are donated to local charity groups.

Donations like this are so important for helping the foundation continue the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers. As a great way to give back to the community, this is something all community groups and organisations should consider.

CLCRF would like to sincerely thank the Bunbury Rotary Club. They have been a valuable supporter of the Foundation and we appreciate their continued generosity.

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$12,000 Generous Donation from MSP Engineering and AGC

This week, CLCRF received a generous donation of $12,000 from MSP Engineering and AusGroup (AGC). This was made possible through an incentive scheme run late last year called the Six Week Crunch.

The Six Week Crunch was designed as a way for both companies to keep on track during the busy pre-Christmas period and was run at the CGP2 project for Talison Lithium in Greenbushes.

AGC’s site employees chose CLCRF as the recipient of their donation as a way to do their bit to help children battling cancer. The Six Week Crunch was successfully completed with all targets met safely, meaning both companies were each able to contribute a $6,000 donation.

“This opportunity brought meaning to work beyond just a normal day,” said Peter Davis, AGC’s Project Manager for CGP2. “We had the ability to contribute beyond that and give real meaning by making an impact on people’s lives.”

Andrew Rowe, the CEO of MSP Engineering, said: “We find an initiative like this to be very empowering. It’s a way of mobilising the guys and helping them to do something that’s bigger than themselves and the project.”

Ambassador Georgia Lowry and CEO Andrea Alexander were there to accept the cheque on behalf of the CLCRF and speak about how much these initiatives mean to the Foundation.

Corporate donations like this are so important for helping the foundation continue the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers. As a great way to boost employee morale and give back to the community, it’s something all organisations should consider.

CLCRF would like to sincerely thank both MSP Engineering and AGC and all the employees who made this generous donation possible.

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CLCRF receives generous donation from the Greater Enfield Development Project

The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) was delighted to receive a donation of $8,000 USD ($11080) from the Greater Enfield Development Project.

The project set up an HSE Incentive scheme for the offshore construction and installation of vessels Located 60 km off Exmouth, WA.

The aim of the incentive scheme was to achieve “Zero Lost Time Incident” during construction & installation which involves the elimination of loss-producing events that result in an injury, property damage, or a lost work day. This outcome was successfully achieved.

The offshore workforce was asked to identify 5 worthwhile charities that they have heard of or had personal experiences with.

CLCRF was one of five charities selected and approved by the TechnipFMC Compliance Team to receive a donation.

The presentation of the donations took place on Friday 7 December at the TechnipFMC Office in West Perth.

CLCRF would like to thank the Greater Enfield Development Project for their generous donation.

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Nambung Country Music Muster raises money for CLCRF

In October 2018, the Nambung Country Music Muster was held at Nambung Station. The music festival saw 1,200 country music fans enjoying 4 days of entertainment around the historic Nambung Station shearing shed, 200 kilometres north of Perth.

Headlining the festival were the talented Pete Denahy, Sharon Heaslip, Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson. The festival celebrated all things country, with guests also enjoying old-time dancing, food trucks and the popular Bush Poets Breakfast.

The Nambung Country Music Muster supports local groups and a large proportion of the proceeds go to several different charities. The festival was able to raise $2000 for CLCRF which will go towards the vital research into childhood cancer.

CLCRF thanks the Nambung Country Music Muster for their kind donation and we wish them continued success for this year’s festival.

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Cannington students donate their mobile phones to support CLCRF

In September 2018, students at the Cannington Community Education Support Centre generously donated their old mobile phones to the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) as part of their community engagement and responsibility activities. The students managed to accumulate 29 mobile phones, which they personally dropped off to the CLCRF office.

Not only is recycling old mobile phones environmentally and socially responsible but by donating them to CLCRF, the students have helped to support essential research into childhood cancers. This initiative is made possible through the Aussie Recycling Program (ARP), who donate funds to the Foundation in exchange for receiving old mobile phones.

Mobile phone donations contribute to the optimum recycling solution of re-use, as the recycled phones are either refurbished or sent for material recycling, where materials can be recovered and put back into productive use. This follows the ARP’s environmentally conscious policy to guarantee zero landfill.

CLCRF would like to thank the students of Cannington Community Education Centre for their kind donations and for helping to raise awareness for the Foundation.

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Teddy’s Loving Bequest

Esma Mary Cormack or Teddy as she was known, recently left a bequest of over $30,000 to the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation. Teddy was 90 years young when she passed away in September 2017.

Teddy had two daughters eight years apart, Sue and Debbie. Debbie passed away at six years of age, after a very long illness back in the 1950s. She was born with a severe liver disease and deformity, with no prospect of a cure. This experience as a parent formed the basis of Teddy’s desire to support and help the most vulnerable. Some years following Debbie’s death, the family moved to Western Australia. Upon making out her Will several years later, the solicitor suggested that Teddy consider making a bequest to a children’s charity. Teddy was excited to think that she could make a difference for children and babies who were very sick and in pain.

It was suggested that CLCRF was a good fit for her wishes as the Foundation funds research into childhood cancer. The goal of this research funded by the Foundation for over 37 years has been to find better protocols for treatment of young children. A bequest such as this will go a long way to help make that happen. This was Teddy’s legacy in remembrance of a cheerful little girl named Deborah Jayne. The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation are very grateful for Teddy’s generous bequest.