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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.

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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.