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Phones for Cancer Research

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) received a different kind of donation from Westgold Resources Ltd., a top 10 Australian gold producer, recently on Thursday, 31 May. Chris and Danielle from Westgold Resources Ltd donated a large box full of old mobile phones. They were excited to collect these unused phones around their office to be donated to the CLCRF as part of the Aussie Recycling Program (ARP). The ARP donates funds to the Foundation in exchange for receiving old phones.

Not only does this type of giving contribute to child cancer research, but it also stops phones from being placed in landfill and preserves the environment as parts are salvaged and materials can be put back into productive use. Any remaining materials are sent by the ARP for disposal in an environmentally friendly manner with licenced recyclers.

Recently, the CLCRF has been receiving many old phone donations from Perth and even from the Eastern States. Since being associated with the ARP in 2008, the CLCRF has received over $8,000 in donations through the program!

If you or your organisation would like to make a lasting contribution to child cancer research while also helping the environment, why not collect old mobile phones and donate them to the CLCRF?

Give us a call during office hours on (08) 9363 7400 to find out more about donating phones!

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$4,443 Raised for Child Cancer Research at HBF Run for a Reason

This year, 20 runners participated in the HBF Run for a Reason on the streets of Perth on 27 May 2018 to raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.). Over 35,000 participants ran, walked or wheeled their way through the run at the ninth annual HBF Run for a Reason. More than $1 million was raised for WA health charities including the CLCRF.

Collectively, an amazing $4,443 was raised by runners this year for the Foundation. We are proud of everyone who chose to support child cancer research in the run.

Well done to every single runner/walker in the HBF Run for a Reason who raised money for the CLCRF! We could not have achieved this without you. We hope you had fun and look forward to your participation and fundraising efforts next year!

 

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Kayakers Fundraise for 20 years

In the words of Greg Robertson, President of Mo55sKC:

Mandurah over 55s Kayak Club (Mo55sKC) held its 20th annual Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF)  paddle event on 23 April.

The Club staged a special selection of paddling options to suit all participants, followed by a riverside barbecue.

Paddlers launched at Murray Bend and chose from 30km, 15km or 10km courses.

Attendees paid an entry fee and participated in raffle draws to raise funds on the day.  Many members unable to attend, or choosing not to paddle, still contributed. Others also donated in-kind for the barbecue lunch so everyone was well fed.

Several Club members are involved in a Book Club and a Craft Club which annually raise funds for CLCRF too.

Consolidating all sources, including Mo55sKC mid-year raffles and members’ direct donations, the total raised for 17/18 was over $2,100.

Mo55sKC will be planning a ‘paddle event with a difference’ next year to celebrate its 21st CLCRF fundraiser. Paddlers and non-paddlers interested in being involved should enquire via greydolphin55@gmail.com for details.

We all look forward to April 2019.

 

Photo credit: Robert Wroth

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Southwest Bike Trek 2018

The inaugural 2018 Southwest Bike Trek is set to start on Sunday 7 October in Subiaco near the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) office, and finish in Margaret River on Saturday 13 October. As in previous years, it will be organised by trek organiser and CLCRF Foundation member, Eric Maddock, with the help of Lions and Rotary Clubs.

The trek will commence in Subiaco and a team of bike riders will make their way to Fairbridge on Sunday 7 October. On Monday the 8th, riders will travel to Preston then back to Fairbridge. From Fairbridge they will head over to Harvey. On Wednesday, from Harvey they will ride to Eaton. They will travel from Eaton to Busselton the following day. From Busselton they will travel to Margaret River and finish at the Augusta Lighthouse on Saturday 13 October.

Last year the Southwest Bike Trek raised an incredible $23,400 for the CLCRF and over the years it has raised just under $700,000 in total!

If you want to have a great cycling experience and explore the Southwest region at a leisurely pace, while raising money for child cancer research just sign up now – contact Eric Maddock and call him on 0433 905 703 or email swbiketrek@gmail.com.

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Include a Charity Week

Include a Charity Week is a campaign organised by the Fundraising Institute of Australia held on 10-14 September. The campaign aims to provide resources to charities to promote bequests and raise awareness of bequests to charities when writing a will.

If you would like to find out about the events held during Include a Charity Week head over to the Fundraising Institute of Australia site.

Wendy Kearns of CLCRF will also be attending a Bequest masterclass on Tuesday 15 May as part of Include a Charity Week.

These are just some of the many ways that the CLCRF team are upskilling and increasing our effectiveness in raising funds for cancer research.

Consider making a bequest in your will to child cancer research through CLCRF. For more information as to how to make a bequest head over to ‘Leave a Bequest’ and download a free copy of our Bequest pamphlet.

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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 volunteers to help collect donations at the Expo. This year, the Expo will take place in Ascot Racecourse on 22-24 June from 8am to 5pm and is sponsored by Toolmart.

Catering to the DIY pro through to the experienced tradie, the Expo’s theme this year is ‘Work! Drive! Play! Save!’. The Expo will feature a huge range of machinery and equipment, over 90 tool brands, commercial vehicles and light trucks, tradie resource hubs, DIY products and services, tradie and camping trailers, as well as recruitment and training services for tradies.

Entry to the Expo will be via a gold coin donation to two charities including Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation, and these will be collected by our amazing volunteers. Last year our volunteers raised $6,240.90 by collecting entry fees! If you are interested in volunteering, you can choose your shift and volunteer as little or as much as you like! You would be collecting much-needed funding for cancer research and also enjoying an opportunity to check out the Perth Tradie Expo.

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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Run in the City to Surf for CLCRF!

The Chevron City to Surf is on Sunday, 26 August 2018. Support CLCRF this year and start your fundraising page.

It has a 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, 12km, 4km fun run and walk events and a 4km wheelchair event. Chevron City to Surf is run annually on the last Sunday in August and attracts over 40,000 participants each year.

With a great festival atmosphere, runners start in Perth City and finish at City Beach overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. So, what are you waiting for? Support child cancer research, have fun and start fundraising!

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Motive to Move Singlets for the HBF Run for a Reason!

Running for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. at HBF Run for a Reason on 27 May?

We are encouraged to see a significant number of runners of HBF Run for a Reason raising money for child cancer research on 27 May so far.

If you are running, wear our ‘Motive to Move’ singlet on the day and show your support for the CLCRF! Just call the office on (08) 9363 7400 during office hours and you can pick up a singlet for only $5 each!

We have a range of sizes available for men and women but sizes 10-12 for women are very limited. If you want these sizes, please call the office quickly.

If you haven’t registered to run for the CLCRF at HBF Run for a Reason yet, start your Everyday Hero fundraising page and run for an excellent reason!

 

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$45,000 Hole-in-One!

On 12 December 2017, Andrea and Wendy of Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) attended a lunch at the Royal Perth Golf Club and the CLCRF were presented with a generous cheque of $45,000 from the Royal Perth Ladies Charity Committee. The donation came from fundraising efforts of the Royal Perth Ladies Charity Committee through proceeds from their Golf Day, Bridge Club and other activities.

In Committee Chairperson, Vicki Prastidis’ own words:

“The Royal Perth Ladies Charity Committee run a large golf day in October every year. The event is for the R.O. Law cup which has been played for 82 years. We have a field of close to 200 ladies playing golf (from clubs all over W.A.), we also have over 50 bridge players. Each player pays a fee for the day.

“The ladies set up stalls selling flowers, plants, cakes and produce, books, craft, bags, raffles and wine. The day is lots of fun and the members and community generously provide so much for us.

“As well as the golf day, we are given money each week by our Bridge club who charge a gold coin to each player. These ladies are a huge support to us.

“Throughout the year, we hold a fashion parade, sell fresh produce and have several raffles. The members at Royal Perth are so proud to be part of helping children live fuller happier lives and work hard to do that.”

The CLCRF thanks Vicki and the members of the Royal Perth Ladies Charity Committee for their generous donation and is very appreciative of their wonderful contribution to child cancer research.

If you would like to fundraise for the Foundation just head over to https://cyo-event.everydayhero.com/au/sign-up!

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Local Matters: Burgers that count!

Thanks to ‘Local Matters’ through burger restaurant, Grill’d at Brookfield Place, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) received $600, made up of $300 each from two stores, in December.

Local Matters is a community donation program started by Grill’d. Each month, each of their restaurants supports three local community groups and donates $500 back into their local community. Each local community group receives a jar at the store. Customers are given a token that they can put into one out of three jars of their choice.

At the end of each month, the community groups receive $500 which is split between the three. The group with the highest number of tokens receives $300, and the other two groups receive $100 each.

A big thank you to Grill’d, Brookfield Place, for your delicious burgers and for helping to give towards child cancer research. Every dollar counts and we are very grateful for the support!