External Fundraising Event

Giacinta’s head shave to honour a loved one

15-year-old Giacinta Chivers will be shaving her head this September to raise funds for childhood cancer research and honour her late Aunty who lost her life to the disease.

“Five years ago, I lost someone who was very close to my heart,” expressed Giacinta. “My Aunty Jo was someone who I could always look up to and admire for her strength and care. Her kind nature and strong will through battling cancer is what I am remembering and honouring by raising money to shave my head in her memory.”

The idea to shave her head came from Giacinta’s mother who shaved her own head during her Aunty’s battle. “My mum really inspired me with this,” said Giacinta. “I am hoping to raise $1000 dollars, however anything and everything I get is worth it to me.”

Her Aunty Jo’s passing has affected Giacinta and her family tremendously. “My Aunty was like a second mum to me,” she expressed. “We played doll house, kitchen cooking, and hair braiding together and she brought such special memories and experiences to my life.”

Giacinta will be shaving her head on 11 September, and we thank her for choosing to support our Foundation while honouring her beloved Aunty Jo.

“I decided to support CLCRF because I know childhood cancer is quite common within Australia,” Giacinta said. “I wanted to support a Foundation that was working hard to decrease these statistics.”

If you would like to support Giacinta and help her raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research, simply head to her fundraising page.

Top Tips for The Plus Fitness Currambine Oar-Inspiring Indoor Row

Who’s excited to take on the ultimate rowing challenge to help support childhood cancer research? Plus Fitness Currambine will be kindly hosting The Oar-Inspiring Indoor Row at their gym on Saturday 3 October, where participants will race a marathon on Concept 2 Rowers in teams of 4.

To help you get prepared for this thrilling event, Paul from Plus Fitness Currambine has put together “8 to be great” tips!

  1. Preparation is key
    Make sure you have done your prep prior to the big day supplies, water, food, supplements, music, training etc.
  2. Regular rowing
    Try to row as often as possible with your training schedule prior to the big day. I once asked a 5-time world kick boxing champion at a seminar how I could improve my kicking. Waiting on a fancy, elaborate answer he simply replied – KICK! Whatever it is you want to get better at just do and do it regularly.
  3. Hydration
    It’s going to be a long workout so keeping hydrated is very important. Water, isotonic drinks and the like.
  4. Nutrition
    Don’t jump on the rower with a full stomach. Eat well before the start and make sure you snack throughout the session. NOT WITH BURGERS!
  5. Support
    Having good support from family, friends and loved ones is essential when undertaking a challenge like this. Bring people with you to cheer you and your team mates on.
  6. Pace
    Unless you are going for the win or a PB (Personal best) then pace the race. Don’t go too hard too soon otherwise it will become a very uncomfortable grind to the finish.
  7. Training Schedule
    Make sure you are adding in good quality training leading up to the challenge. Endurance is key here so ask for training programs to help.
  8. Celebrate your achievement
    What you have just completed needs to be recognised and celebrated so enjoy the moment, raise a glass and congratulate your teammates and especially yourself for a job well done.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Join the crew! To enter, or for more information, all you need to do is email Plus Fitness Currambine.

The Plus Fitness Currambine Oar-Inspiring Indoor Row

Do you want to take on the ultimate rowing challenge, testing your limits and improving your fitness while raising funds for CLCRF? Kindly hosted by Plus Fitness Currambine, we are so excited to present to you an oar-some new event to support childhood cancer research!

Plus Fitness Currambine hopes to raise a total of $10,000 for childhood cancer research, they just need your help!

The Oar-Inspiring Indoor Row will take place on Saturday 3 October at Plus Fitness Currambine, where participants will race a marathon (42195m) in teams of 4 on Concept 2 Rowers. This feat will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Teams are encouraged to start training for the marathon with a 12-week regime as directed by Paul from Plus Fitness Currambine. Not a member of Plus Fitness? Don’t fret – you can still get involved in this event.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Join the crew! To enter, or for more information, all you need to do is email.

Mandurah over 55 Kayak Club Donations to CLCRF

For 23 years, the Mandurah over 55 Kayak Club has held various functions to raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation. This was initiated by two of the Kayak Club members who are the parents of Tracey, a child who died of a rare bone cancer.

The first Charity Paddle in support of CLCRF was held on the Murray River from Sandy Cove to Pinjarra and return, spanning approximately 42 kms. These paddles are now annual events still held on the Murray River at Murray Bend where members are charged $10 to paddle various distances, including a 30km return paddle to Pinjarra.

There is also a raffle for members, both active and retired, with proceeds added to the final donation tally to CLCRF. The morning ends with a BBQ provided by the Kayak Club. All paddles on this day are dedicated to raising funds for the Foundation.

Donations also come from a Book Club and a Craft Club who have Kayak club members participating in them, as well as a Morning Tea arranged by one of the members, and some other raffles along the way.

Sadly, due to COVID restrictions, the Mandurah over 55 Kayak Club Charity Paddle has not been able to go ahead the last 2 years. However, the club was still able to donate $2,000 this year from the various donations and funds left over from last year.

We are so grateful for the ongoing support of the Mandurah over 55s Kayak Club. During these uncertain times, we admire the Club’s generosity and we look forward to many more years of their support.

A Tea-rrific donation!

One of our incredible supporters, Rebecca Kenna, held a Charity High Tea Event at Catch22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge in Mandurah last May to raise vital funds for the Foundation. We are so pleased to report that this event raised a total of $364 for childhood cancer research.

The event included delicious treats and tea, as well as amazing raffle prizes. This was Rebecca’s first time hosting a fundraising event and not only do we congratulate her on her success, but we thank her for generously choosing to support our Foundation.

As with every great event, there is usually a team of people who helped make it possible. “I’d like to thank Chantelle Wittaker, Shann Goudge, and my husband Kevin Gardiner for helping me set up the event on the day,” said Rebecca.

“I’d also like to thank those that attended and helped to raise money for CLCRF,” Rebecca expressed. “It was a great turn out and I really hope we can do something like this again.”

We thank Rebecca for her incredible support! If you would like to create your own fundraiser event to support childhood cancer research, please get in touch with us today.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for the Perth Tradie Expo

The Foundation is thrilled to once again be invited to the Perth Tradie Expo to collect gold coin donations on entry. Now we just need YOUR help! We are on the lookout for volunteers to help collect these donations that will go towards funding the vital research into childhood cancers.

The Tradie Expo will take place from Friday 18 June to Sunday 20 June from 8am to 5pm at Ascot Racecourse. We need volunteers who are willing to come down for an hour or two (or more!) on any of these days to hold a tin at the entry gate.

At the last Tradie Expo in 2019, our wonderful volunteers raised over $6,000 for the Foundation. This was an astounding result, and we are confident that we can raise even more this year with YOUR help!

If you are interested in volunteering at this always-exciting event, get in contact with us today. You have the freedom to choose your own shift and can volunteer as little or as much as you like. Simply contact the CLCRF office on (08) 9363 7400 or email [email protected].

Support CLCRF at Grill’d Shafto Lane

You may have seen that CLCRF was chosen to participate in Grill’d Scarborough’s Local Matters Initiative last month. Now, we are so excited to let you know that Grill’d Shafto Lane has chosen CLCRF to participate in their Local Matters this month!

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.

Located right in the centre of Perth, Grill’d Shafto Lane is the perfect spot for dinner before a big night out or a chilled burger night. Be sure to visit Grill’d Shafto Lane this month and help us receive a $300 donation from the restaurant.

Book your table for our Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night!

Are you looking to have a fun night out with your friends where you can win some prizes AND support a very worthwhile cause? Then our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night is just the event for you!

We are so excited to be bringing this always-entertaining event back to Lathlain Function Centre on Saturday, 12 June. With great raffles, a door prize, a huge silent auction, and plenty of fun games, you’re guaranteed not to leave empty-handed.

Better yet, all profits made on the night will go towards funding childhood cancer research. So, you can help ensure future generations of children can live the long and fulfilling lives they deserve.

Our Quiz Night sold out in record speed last year, so don’t miss out – grab a bunch of your brainiest mates and book your table NOW! 


Time: 6:30pm – Doors open at 6pm
Date: Saturday, 12 June
Location: Lathlain Function Centre at Perth Football Club, Goddard St, Lathlain WA 6100.
Price: $250 for a table of 10 ($25 per person).
Food & Drink: BYO snacks  – alcohol must be purchased from the venue – No BYO alcohol.
Dress: Why not pick a theme for your table? There may even be a prize for best dressed!


 Would you like to donate a gift for the night?

We are currently accepting all types of gifts to be used as prizes on the night, as well as items for our huge silent auction. Whether you have a product or experience to give away or even bits and pieces we could use in a hamper, please send us an email or give us a call today!

This is the perfect opportunity for your business or workplace to give back to the community and support a great cause. We will also make sure your business gets appropriate recognition on our Facebook page (that means free advertisement to all of our wonderful supporters)!

Riding around Australia for childhood cancer

In one of the most exciting supporter-run fundraisers yet, Brian “Beetle” Bayley will be riding around Australia on his motorcycle to support childhood cancer research!

Brian will begin his ride in September this year and he is calling it the 40 Days for Kids Cancer Ride, with his journey expected to take this long. With 40 being the magic number, he hopes to raise a whopping $40,000 for the Foundation.

Allowing our supporters to follow along the journey, Brian will have a SPOT tracker with him. He has also created a map of his intended journey but warns “as all you adventurers know, many eventualities get in the way, so my plans will be flexible.”

This isn’t the first time Brian will be riding his bike across Australia. In 2017-18, Brian and his wife set off from Perth to ride all the way to Sydney and back, taking inspiration from Winifred Wells’ solo ride in 1950-51.

Winifred Wells became the first woman to cross Australia on a motorcycle when she was 22 years old, riding coast to coast from her home in Perth. Brian’s trip this year aims to celebrate Winifred’s second big ride, where she rode around Australia with her father. Once again, Brian will be riding the same type of motorcycle Winifred used, a Royal Enfield 350.

We are so excited to follow Brian on his journey this year and are so grateful for his decision to support CLCRF. “I want to do something for children in the future,” expressed Brian. Brian’s ambition will go a long way to help us in our commitment to see future generations of children live the long and fulfilling lives they deserve.

You can help motivate Brian by showing your support on his Facebook Fundraiser Page. If you prefer to donate directly to us, you can make a donation through our website or over the phone (08 9363 7400). Simply let us know if your donation is for Brian’s fundraiser (by mentioning “Brian Bayley” or “40 Days for Kids Cancer Ride”) so we can allocate it to his total fundraising tally.

Grilling for a good cause

The Foundation thanks Jack Shembrey who recently lit up the barbie to raise funds and awareness for the vital research into childhood cancer. Jack generously hosted a BBQ Fundraiser for his friends, where he encouraged them to make a donation towards CLCRF.

“When I first read that childhood cancer research had resulted in an increase to an 80% survival rate in the last 50 years, I was struck by how effectively research equates to positive outcomes for patients,” said Jack. “It prompted me to start a fundraiser to donate some money and start talking about how amazing this charity and the research it supports is.”

Although faced with number restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BBQ was a huge success, raising a delightful total of $325. This comfortably surpassed Jack’s original goal of $250.

“Without taking away from many other worthwhile causes, I think any step we can take toward minimising the suffering caused by cancer in kids is particularly worth taking,” Jack expressed.

A BBQ fundraiser is a great way to raise money for an important cause while allowing your friends to get involved to help make a difference. If you are thinking of planning a BBQ fundraiser, or any other fundraiser of your own, we would love to hear all about it! Simply get in touch with us via email or by giving us a call on (08) 9363 7400.

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