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Toolmart supports CLCRF with donations from selected products

Our generous friends at Toolmart have come up with a unique way to raise funds for CLCRF. Part proceeds from the sale of charity marked products in their catalogue help fund vital research into childhood cancers.

Toolmart’s Loyalty Program includes a number of products in their monthly catalogue that have a HERO gold coin attached to them. Anyone who purchases one of these marked products will automatically have a portion of their sale sent to the donation kitty. 50% of donations are sent right here to CLCRF.

We are extremely thrilled to be able to work with the whole team from Toolmart to develop and promote this program to our members and supporters as well as the general public.

“We are WA owned and operated – and we are supporting WA charities. I hope you all get behind this as it is a great way for Toolmart to further support the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation,” said Ian Peterson, Sales and Marketing Manager of Toolmart Australia.

We, along with Toolmart, hope to see everyone get behind this initiative and look to buying tools that will help fund child cancer research.

Head to Toolmart to check out this Summer’s catalogue.

 

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CLCRF presented with donation from NIBA Gala Lunch

Back in July, our CEO Andrea Alexander attended the 2018 National Insurance Brokers Association Gala Lunch, held at the Crown Resort. There was a fantastic turn out from those in the insurance industry – with record numbers attending.

Funds were again raised for CLCRF and Cystic Fibrosis WA via auctions during the event.  The Foundation recently received a donation for $3,485, which was half of the funds raised.

NIBA is the peak body of the insurance broking profession in Australia and represents an estimated 90% of all insurance brokers in Australia.

CLCRF would like to thank Dallas Booth, the CEO of NIBA, the Chairman of NIBA WA, Ross Bethell, and to all the WA members for their continued support of the Foundation.

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John’s Journey around Australia raises more than $15,000 for child cancer research

At the start of June, John Buchanan left his Bedfordale home on an anticlockwise journey around Australia on his vintage Yamaha X5650 motorbike. 6 weeks later, he finished his gigantic lap of Australia, raising a total of $15,442 for CLCRF.

John achieved this by stopping by at Woolworths stores at each location on his itinerary, rattling the tin, collecting donations and raising awareness of CLCRF. After close family friends lost their grandson to leukaemia late last year, John decided to take action and help raise money for the research into childhood cancers.

As well as the loose change donated by passers-by, many stories were shared of the families affected by leukaemia. Donors took great comfort to know that large strides were being made into finding a cure. John’s support crew consisted of his wife and son who followed John closely in their Toyota Landcruiser with a camper on the back.

Mr Buchanan would also like to thank all the local businesses, family and friends who donated and supported him in his trip through their Everyday Hero page.

Andrea Alexander, CEO of CLCRF said she’s thrilled with the support that John and his family received around Australia.

“We are very grateful for John for this wonderful contribution and would like to also thank all the people who supported him along his journey.”

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A Cause for Celebration with Beyond Bank

A few weeks ago we were absolutely thrilled to receive a donation $3,160 thanks to Beyond Bank and their kind customers, who have chosen CLCRF as their charity of choice with their Beyond Bank Community Reward Account.

The Beyond Bank Community Reward Account is a unique way for supporters (both individuals and businesses) to contribute to CLCRF.

It’s a high interest savings account which allows CLCRF supporters to save their money. And in return CLCRF receive a Community Reward Payment1, based on the combined average annual balances of all our supporter’s savings. Our supporters don’t pay a thing.

The earnings are not capped. So, the more supporters CLCRF have saving in this account, the more money will be rewarded to our organisation. Each year Beyond Bank donate over $400,0000 back to not-for-profit community organisations.

Show your support and head over now to Beyond Bank to start a Community Reward Account!

 

 

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Riding to Beat Cancer

This year the Southwest Bike Trek promises to be a fantastic fundraising event for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) and 12 riders will embark on a six-day bike ride from Subiaco to Augusta to raise money for the CLCRF. The 588 km journey and will start at Mueller Park, Subiaco, stop en route at Fairbridge, Preston Beach, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finishing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta on Saturday 13 October.

One of the riders, Katelyn Lush, also the Executive Assistant of the CLCRF, has been diligently training to participate in the trek for several months. With less than four weeks before the trek, event organiser, Eric Maddock, took Katelyn on a 66km training session from Perth to Mandurah. Katelyn successfully completed the ride in under three hours. As a result of this trial run, Katelyn says she is much more confident about completing the nearly 600 km journey.

“I have never ridden this distance in one stretch before. Every week of training I’m learning more about the world of cycling and also about myself.

“We are capable of anything if we set our minds to it and this ride on the weekend has only increased my excitement for the Bike Trek.”

Katelyn is up for the challenge of riding the trek for the first time because she knows how increased funding into child cancer research can save lives.

“I think of all the kids who aren’t able to learn how to ride a bike or go outside and play because they are in the fight of their lives to beat Childhood Cancer. If my partaking in the South West Bike Trek can raise some greatly needed funds for Child Cancer Research and raise awareness, that’s a challenge I will take on.”

We are so proud of Katelyn for her perseverance and determination to be involved in the bike trek!

If you would like to make a donation to support the Southwest Bike Trek, head over to  our make a donation page.

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Chronicles of Narnia High Tea & Fashion Show

On Friday 28 September at 2pm the Bunbury Senior Citizens Club is holding a Chronicles of Narnia High Tea & Fashion Show at the Bunbury Senior Citizens Club, 1 Stirling Street, Bunbury to raise money for the 2018 Southwest Bike Trek. Funds raised from the Southwest Bike Trek will go to the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) for childhood cancer research.

One of the participants of the Southwest Bike Trek is organising the fundraising High Tea and Fashion Show. There will be a continuous flow of tea and coffee with shared homemade treats, and Wardrobe Fashion will be showcasing the best of their evening and day wear for summer.

Not only that, the event will feature a White Witch Parade, Turkish Delight Competition, Gold Coin Pitch and other fun games such as Lucky Money Boards. Those attending are invited to wear their wedding dress or simply a crown for the White Witch Parade – prizes will go to the person with the most innovative costume! Tickets are only $20 and anyone interested in attending should contact Betty on 0419 648 260.

The High Tea will be funding the Southwest Bike Trek this year, which is held from Sunday 7-13 October and will start in Perth and end in Margaret River. To explore the Southwest on bike at a leisurely pace and meet like-minded bike riders, contact Eric Maddock on 0433 905 703 or email swbiketrrek@gmail.com.

CLCRF thanks the Bunbury Senior Citizens Club and the organisers of the annual Southwest Bike Trek for their fundraising efforts to further childhood cancer research! If you are in the Bunbury area, please support the High Tea and Fashion Show by booking your tickets with Betty on 0419 648 260.

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Antonio’s Support for the CLCRF

Antonio Argentieri, a well-known cake decorator from Italy, has been a passionate supporter of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) for several years. In 2017 Antonio organised the 19th National Cake Decorating Seminar in Perth and raised funds for the CLCRF with the help of the Cake Decorators Association of WA.

More recently, Antonio has put together a ‘Cooking Charity Show’ on popular Italian television cooking show, ‘La Prova del Cuoco’ in Italy to raise money for the CLCRF. The show will air on 17-18 July at a bistro called Alla Marino in Italian city, Vasto. The show will be streamed live in Australia, Canada and USA from 5.30pm Italian time. Over two days of fun, the show will feature Italian culinary excellence from Antonio, special guests, his friends and other chefs. The CLCRF will feature during the show and viewers across the world will find out more about the Foundation and the great importance of raising funds for world class child cancer research.

When asked about why Antonio has such a heart for funding child cancer research, he believes that he did not choose the Foundation but it chose him.

“I did not choose the Foundation but the CLCRF, in a sense, chose me. I have been working with the Cake Kids Therapy group where children who have had difficulties in life are taught how to make and decorate cakes. I ‘fell in love at first sight’ with the CLCRF because I really want to give hope to children suffering from cancer.

“No one can know if among these many suffering children there may be a man or woman who will make the difference and build a hopeful future. Together we can put smiles on children’s faces by giving to the CLCRF.”

The Foundation thanks you for your passionate and invaluable support Antonio! We are deeply touched by your love for children going through such a difficult time and your help in promoting the cause of funding child cancer research in Italy and across the world!

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Pyjamas & Dancing For Child Cancer Research

In May, the Sharon Biddle School of Dance  held a ‘Pyjama Week’ at the school where kids were invited to wear their pyjamas to all their dance classes and put a gold coin in a tin to raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.).

At the end of the week, they held a ‘Lights Out Disco’ where kids paid $10 per ticket, which included pizza and a drink. With light-up products to buy, an opportunity to get their nails painted or hair braided, games and lots of dancing, everyone had a blast!

“We’re all very happy with the amount raised and the kids at the studio have had lots of fun,” said Sharon Biddle.

Throughout the week, the school raised an amazing $2,008!

Thank you so much to Sharon and the children of the Sharon Biddle School of Dance for wearing pyjamas and dancing for child cancer research!

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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!