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Mark’s Five Everestings Challenge for Childhood Cancer Research

On Easter Friday 15 April, a very adventurous CLCRF supporter, Mark Gibbens, will be attempting a world record five consecutive “Everestings” over five days in the hills of Adelaide.

As Mark explains, “Everesting” is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill anywhere in the world and ride repeats of it, up and down until you have climbed 8848 vertical metres – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.”

Mark’s aim is to climb 44,240 vertical metres in five days and hopes to raise funds for childhood cancer research in the lead up to the big day. “To get me to the start line, please donate generously to the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation and cheer me on,” Mark expressed on his fundraising page. “Please consider doubling your donation if I achieve the world record five Everestings.

We thank Mark for supporting our Foundation through this very courageous feat and we encourage you all to get behind him and show your support. You can support Mark by heading to his Just Giving Fundraising Page, where you can make a secure donation to the cause.

Support Childhood Cancer Research at Grill’d Scarborough

Once again, our Foundation has been chosen to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters initiative, this time with a jar at the Scarborough restaurant.

Each month, every Grill’d restaurant displays three Local Matters jars representing three different community groups. With every burger ordered, a token is handed over for customers to drop into the jar of their choice.

At the end of the month, $500 is split between the community groups, with the jar with the most tokens receiving a $300 donation and the other two each receiving a $100 donation.

This is an excellent way for the restaurant to give back and support the communities that have always supported them, while getting their customers involved to help make a difference.

Be sure to pop into Grill’d Scarborough before the end of March for a simple and delicious way to support a great cause. Grill’d Scarborough is located at 188 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, and is the perfect spot for a meal by the picturesque Scarborough Beach.

10-year-old Imani shaving head to support child cancer research

Imani Gruber, a passionate young supporter, is selflessly shaving her hair off to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

“I watched my Nan go through Cancer since I was born,” said 10-year-old Imani. “A family friend passed away from it. Kids should not go through that”.

Imani will be shaving her hair on Friday 18 March, and she has already smashed her fundraising goal of $2,000! As of right now, Imani has raised $2,648 through her Facebook Fundraiser page that her mother, Natasha, set up for her.

“I have wanted to shave my head for a long time now, when my Nan lost her hair.” Imani explained. “My mum told me when I was 10 I could do it. I just turned 10.”

We are so grateful for Imani’s generosity, choosing to support our Foundation through her selfless act. Thanks to her generous family and friends, we are excited to see this fundraising tally rise even more before her head shave next month!

“I feel kids need to live their life,” expressed Imani. “It’s tough for kids to have to go to hospital anytime – let alone maybe every day or week and be sick from the medication they are given to make them ‘better.’”

If you would like to support Imani’s fundraising, please consider donating towards her fundraising page. Every donation made will go a long way in helping future generations of children with cancer.

A successful performance for child cancer research

Last December, some of our incredible young supporters took the stage at Westfield Carousel to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Ennika and DeriAnne, along with some of their friends, performed from 11am to 3pm at the popular shopping centre and raised an incredible total of $1364.50 for the Foundation!

“The fundraiser was a great event, and the crowd was good despite it being a very hot day,” said Ennika and DeriAnne’s mother, Ellis. “There are so many people we need to thank that made this event a success.”

Ellis would like to thank the following:

  • Westfield Carousel for the venue
  • Chatime for the fruit tea vouchers
  • B Chong for the Boost Juice vouchers
  • Lachlan for the sound and video equipment
  • Joshan for supporting the sound system
  • The performers and helpers: Ennika, DeriAnne, Kade, Ike, Nathan, Wayne, Kail, Sam, Daniel, Kav, Ned, Nav and Casey.

The Foundation would of course like to acknowledge the incredible efforts of Ellis, Ennika and DeriAnne. This was the fourth event these ladies have organised in aid of CLCRF. The amount they were able to raise is a true testament to their efforts, and it will go a long way to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

Karalee on Preston’s Christmas Donation

For yet another year, our loyal friends at Karalee on Preston raised funds for childhood cancer research through the humble Christmas ornament.

Throughout the 2021 Christmas season, visitors to Karalee on Preston had the opportunity to purchase a bauble over the bar for the donation amount of their choice, which they could then hang on the pub’s beautiful Christmas tree.

Through this festive initiative, Karalee on Preston raised a total of $540 – what an incredible Christmas present for the Foundation!

A huge thank you to our friends at Karalee for continuing to support CLCRF. It is through these wonderful community relationships that we can continue our mission to see better outcomes for children with cancer.

Do you own a business and want to support childhood cancer research? Or maybe you have some ideas to get your local pub or shop involved to help make a difference? Get in touch with us today!

Consulate Court Christmas Lights

The residents of Consulate Court, Thornlie once again lit up their houses for Christmas, in turn helping raise almost $20,000 for childhood cancer research!

Each December the residents of Consulate Court ‘light up’ their street to celebrate Christmas and to spread joy amongst the community and the thousands of visitors the street attracts throughout the month.

Residents have been ‘lighting up’ on December 1st each year for the past 28 years. In 2021, nine houses in the Cul-de-sac were lit, including new residents to the street getting into the spirit of the event. The displays were very interactive with musical toys, laser light shows, bubble machines and dancing snowmen all designed for kids and adults alike to leave with a smile on their face!

Decorated homes carried donation collection points for those visitors wishing to show support to CLCRF, the chosen charity partner. The street also hosted special events throughout the month including Christmas Carols, Bake Sales and other events to help raise as much funds for childhood cancer research as possible!

We are still reeling from excitement of being selected as the Consulate Court Christmas Lights charity partner, which led to an almost unbelievable fundraising total of $20,000!

A big thank you to all the houses who got involved, everyone that donated, and our incredible volunteers who got out there to help collect donations throughout the Christmas season.

Recy-Cool this Summer!

This summer, as you’re celebrating the lovely weather with your family and friends, we can imagine bottles and cans might be starting to pile up. You probably already have a considerable pile after your Christmas festivities!

Want to use these bottles and cans to make a real difference? Every container you save from landfill will help us ensure the ground-breaking research we fund today will have a positive impact on our children of tomorrow, where no life is cut short by childhood cancers.

Collect your drink containers with the 10c mark then donate your refund to CLCRF using our Scheme ID!

All you need to do is:

  1. Collect eligible containers
    Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.
  2. Take them to a refund point
    With over 200 refund points in WA, there is sure to be one near you! 
  3. Donate your funds
    You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container, which you can donate to CLCRF using our Scheme ID: C10285275

Since the commencement of Containers for Change in October 2020, Western Australians have returned 765 million containers through 253 refund points across WA.

A key feature of the scheme has been the ability for people making container deposits to donate their refunds to community and charitable organisations of their choice. Western Australians have been generous with their refunds, with these organisations having received $2.5 million through the Containers for Change program.

CLCRF are thrilled to be a part of this initiative, which gives you the exciting opportunity to help childhood cancer research AND the environment. Please consider us this summer when recycling your drink containers!

Our Scheme ID is C10285275

Consulate Court Christmas Lights Fundraiser

The residents of Consulate Court, Thornlie are once again lighting their houses for Christmas and in turn helping raise vital funds for childhood cancer research.

Each December the residents of Consulate Court ‘light up’ their street to celebrate Christmas and to spread joy amongst the community and the thousands of visitors the street attracts throughout the month.

Consulate Court, Thornlie is a well-known Christmas Lights Street in Perth. Residents have been ‘lighting up’ on December 1st each year for the past 28 years.  This year, nine houses in the Cul-de-sac are lit including new residents to the street getting into the spirit of the event. The displays are very interactive with musical toys, laser light shows, bubble machines and dancing snowmen all designed for kids and adults alike to leave with a smile on their face!

Decorated homes carry donation collection points for those visitors wishing to show support to the chosen charity partner. This year, all funds raised go directly to CLCRF, helping to fund vital research and supporting families affected.

The Consulate Court displays run every night December 1 -25 from 7.30-10pm each evening.  The street hosts special events throughout the month including Christmas Carols, Bake Sales and other events.

On Saturday 11 December, CLCRF volunteers will be in place as the street hosts a visit from 20 different costume characters and Santa on a fire truck! So, if you’re looking for a fun night out with your family to get into the Christmas spirit and support childhood cancer research, head to Consulate Court this Saturday (or any night before Christmas!) For more info, head to the Facebook Page.

Rebecca’s Charity Picnic

Rebecca Kenna-Gardiner is not one to shy away from a fundraising event. She organised her own high tea fundraiser for CLCRF back in May, and she volunteered for us at the Perth Tradies Expo and at our inaugural Beat Child Cancer Giving Day.

Now, Rebecca is taking her fundraising to Sir James Mitchell Park on Saturday 11 December, where she is hosting a Charity Picnic. The Picnic will take place from 12pm to 3pm where attendees can enjoy some yummy food while overlooking the beautiful city of Perth.

“Bring your wallets and spare change to win some raffle prizes,” said Rebecca. “They’re going to be amazing!”

Tickets for the picnic are just $35, which includes one entry into the raffle. All profits will be helping to fund the important research into childhood cancers.

There really is no better reason to get outside and enjoy our beautiful summer weather while eating some delicious food. Support childhood cancer research and buy your ticket today!

A musical fundraiser for CLCRF

A couple of our incredible young supporters, Ennika and DeriAnne, are organising an exciting event to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The sisters, along with some of their friends, will be performing at Westfield Carousel on Saturday 4 December from 11am to 3pm.

“The reason we have chosen to support CLCRF was because the girls’ aunt was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age,” explained their mother, Ellis. “The girls wanted to support cancer research that focusses on children.”

This is the fourth event that Ennika and DeriAnne have organised in support of our Foundation. We are so thankful for their efforts to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research and wish them the best of luck for their event!

If you want to enjoy a live music performance by a team of passionate high school students while supporting a great cause, be sure to get down to Carousel on Saturday 4 December. If you can’t make it but still want to show your support, head to their Facebook Fundraiser page where you can make a donation directly to CLCRF.

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