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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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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.

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Fulton Hogan Chooses the CLCRF

On Friday 20 July, Foundation CEO, Andrea Alexander, visited the Landsdale site of company Fulton Hogan Ltd.

Fulton Hogan Ltd. has more than 80 years’ experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. They create communities from the ground up, starting with their own network of quarries, which is complemented by our asphalt, emulsion and precast plants across Australia and New Zealand.

Andrea was there to accept a donation of $1,000 from the employees, as part of Fulton Hogan’s safety initiative, where the company rewards the field team that works the most safely with a donation to a chosen charity.

The team based at Landsdale chose CLCRF to be the beneficiary.

Many thanks to the Fulton Hogan employees for choosing CLCRF and their generous support – this will greatly benefit research into childhood cancer research.

If your organisation would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, find out more about Workplace Giving and see how it can benefit your organisation as well as child cancer research.

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Stunning Sunflowers Rise for Awareness

Last September, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) ‘sowed the seeds for childhood cancer awareness’ by selling sunflower seeds for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The sunflower seeds were a hit with supporters and many packets were sold raising over $1,800.

Linda Kelly and her grandson, Riley Kelly-Cook, sent the Foundation some photos of sunflowers that grew from the seeds they purchased from CLCRF last September.

“Best sunflowers ever. I have never grown any this large before, the neighbours were in awe.  Fantastic way to support a great cause.“

The sunflower seed packets might make a comeback this year for September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so stay tuned!

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Kununurra cakes lead to cash for the foundation

There was no shortage of cupcakes in Kununurra when Taylor, Jack and Amira decided to turn their home into a patisserie to support CLCRF. They wanted to make and sell as many cupcakes as possible to raise funds to help other kids.

They cooked up a storm, making more than 750 cupcakes. Boxes were piled high across the dining table and a long production line commenced to pipe delicious icing and decorative delights to top off the yummy cakes.

Their truly amazing efforts raised $2,000. With their cupcakes’ popularity, could this be a future career path for these young chefs?

Thank you to Taylor, Jack and Amira, and mum, Cherise, for sharing this story and photos.

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Leaving a legacy

While times are tough and Australian’s feel the ripples of the economic downturn, many are forced to make the difficult decision that charity begins at home. Fortunately, finding yourself with less cash than normal does not mean that you cannot generously help causes close to your heart in the future.

Leaving a legacy (bequest), in your Will, allows you to give support to your favourite charities beyond your lifetime and ensures that there is a legal document outlining your wishes. You can leave money, property or a percentage of your estate after your passing; and with it your legacy for the future.

The gift provides crucial funding to allow the likes of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) to continue its vital work.

When you leave a Legacy you can have peace of mind that you will, one day, be supporting the charity whose work you believe in. This way, not only can you save the dollars now, you can also take steps to give a charity the gift that keeps on giving, after you pass.

Anyone can leave a Legacy, however small or large. If you have considered joining the many Australian’s who have already exercised their free ‘Will’ and chosen to leave a Legacy, the good news is that the process is relatively quick and easy. Your solicitor can advise you on this.

Legacies can be anonymous but, letting your charity know of your kindness allows them to make plans for the future, assist you with wording the Legacy and thank you personally.

We always suggest that you discuss what you propose with your family so they know of your wishes. Family should always come first.

For more information please contact:

Mrs Andrea Alexander
Executive Officer Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)

Phone: 9363 7400
Email: andrea@childcancerresearch. com.au

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Wellard legacy

The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) has been incredibly fortunate to be a long-time beneficiary of the Wellard Group. Through this long-standing relationship, they have become a vital part of the CLCRF family and this relationship continues to strengthen.

In December last year, the Foundation’s Chairman, Geoff Cattach and Executive Officer, Andrea Alexander (pictured with husband Gordon in photo above), were invited to the Wellard annual Christmas party at Fraser’s Restaurant to celebrate another year of working together to make a difference for children with leukaemia.

Wellard Group is one of Australia’s largest producers and distributors of livestock and grain. They use their capabilities and relationships to raise funds to contribute to foundations like CLCRF.

Early in January 2017, Wellard Group continued to support the Foundation by presenting a donation of $25,000. CLCRF are truly indebted to the amazing support from Wellard and its management.

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Zaivier’s big hair chop

Zavier’s mission was to share his hair with those without it. When his plans hit a hurdle he was undeterred, he simply changed tact to lead him from a big chop to a great shave.

It was back in 2015 that Zavier originally decided he wanted to grow his hair to donate it to a foundation that made wigs for kids with Leukaemia. He was inspired by a mate who had done just that.

“I realised that kids with leukaemia don’t get to go home every night like I do, they don’t get to wake up in their own bed in the morning, they don’t get to go school or the park to play like I get too. A lot of them spend so much time in hospital that the hospital is their home,” Zavier explained.

“So I figured by donating my hair, wigs could be made for those kids, so that when they do get to go out they have a wig to wear and people don’t stare at them because they look different.”

For human hair to be used for a wig it is required to be at least 35cms in length. Unfortunately, Zavier’s ambition to reach the length he needed would literally be cut short. At 11 years old he was about to start high school, his hair was 20 cm long: too long for high school regulations and too short to be used to make a wig.

Disappointed, he had to trim his locks before he could donate them.

Zavier realised he could still make a difference. Instead of cutting his hair, he could shave his whole head and raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

In the end, Zavier raised more than $880 to contribute towards vital research to help kids with leukaemia. Thank you Zavier for your determination to help kids with Leukaemia!

Woolworths Support

woolworths-2008-thanks-e1339291155223-150x150On Saturday November 22 at GreyhoundsWA, Cannington, Brad Bolin, Regional Manager Woolworths WA, presented Foundation Chairman Geoff Cattach with a cheque for $335,757 raised by Woolworths staff and supporters throughout Western Australia.In front of a large crowd Brad acknowledged the tremendous effort especially those at Karratha and Mandurah stores who between them raised in excess of $70,000.

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