External Fundraising Event

Jon Wannberg makes his birthday count

For his birthday this year, long-time supporter of CLCRF, Jon Wannberg, is once again asking his family and friends for one of the most meaningful gifts of all – a donation towards childhood cancer research.

Jon has set up his own birthday fundraiser on Facebook, allowing people to conveniently and securely make a donation through the social media platform.

“I’ve chosen this cause in memory of my son, Ricky,” said Jon. “And I hope you’ll consider this as a way to celebrate his memory with me.”

Jon sadly lost Ricky to a brain tumour in 1996 when he was just 5 years old. Since then, he has actively raised funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. He and two other families formed the “3 Boys Legacy” (3BL) research foundation in 1998, in memory of Ricky and 2 of Ricky’s friends who lost their battle with the same type of cancer.

3BL’s past fundraising efforts have included art exhibitions and fun runs. Jon also came up with the Februhairy Fun Razor, where he asked men to grow a beard throughout February and shave it off at the end of the month to raise money.

For his birthday fundraiser this year, Jon’s goal was to reach a total of $300. In just 6 days, his friends and family have helped him smash that goal, raising $475 and counting!

“Every little bit will help towards preventing other children having to endure what Ricky did or at least improve the likelihood of survival and quality of life,” said Jon.

We are so appreciative for Jon’s generosity and ongoing support. This is the second year that he has decided to create a fundraiser for his birthday. If you would like to help Jon celebrate his birthday while helping to make a difference, you can donate to his birthday fundraiser today!

Have a birthday coming up? Consider creating your own fundraiser on Facebook! Facebook not only offers an easily accessible and uncomplicated way to fundraise, but you can also rest assured knowing all donations are safe and secure. There are also no fees involved, meaning 100% of the funds are distributed to the charity you have selected.

All you need to do is click the “create” button on the top of your Facebook page, then select the “Fundraiser” option. When asked what charity you want to donate to, simply search for “Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation” and you will see our acc

Thank you, PEACH!

We are so thrilled to have Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help (PEACH) support our annual South West Bike Trek by covering the cost of $2050.50 worth of equipment needed at the event.

PEACH is a trust fund which is administered and funded by Western Australian Alcoa employees, with nearly 1,000 people contributing each month. Since PEACH began in 1979, several millions of dollars have been distributed to so many worthy causes.

With the support of PEACH, we have been able to secure 3 two-way radios that will assist with communication, to ensure the safety of the riders during each day’s riding. These will replace the current radios that are ineffective and unreliable.

We have also been able to purchase a strobe light to increase the visibility of the event to all other road users. To raise awareness of the event and the Foundation, we have also put the funds towards purchasing banners and a car magnet.

We are so grateful for the generous support of PEACH. We are confident that the purchase of this equipment will lead to very positive outcomes for our 2020 South West Bike Trek. Not only will it help increase the safety of all riders and event personnel, but it will also help us highlight the Foundation and our work.

This year’s South West Bike Trek will take place from October 11 – 17. If you are interested in joining the South West Bike Trek this year, you can contact Event organiser Eric Maddock on 0433 905 703 or via email.

 

Young boy shaves head to support friend battling Leukaemia

A young boy has made a selfless gesture to support his friend who has been diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia. After his friend began to lose his hair through chemotherapy, the last thing Luke wanted was for him to feel embarrassed about it.

The compassionate 11-year-old therefore decided to join his friend and shave his head too. His dad Michael asked him if he wanted a ‘number 5’ shave first, in case he didn’t like it. Luke’s response was, “it’s not about me and my appearance Dad. I need to do this for my friend.”

“Luke’s friend would often join in class chats via Zoom” said Michael. “Every time he saw Luke on the screen, he began to smile as Luke stood out amongst his peers.”

Luke took his act of kindness even further by asking his family and friends to help him raise money for CLCRF and Perth Children’s Hospital so that he could help other sick children. He was able to raise an incredible total of $512 and donated $256 to the Foundation.

We would like to thank Luke for his generous donation and for showing his support for all children battling the gruelling disease. You can show your support by making a donation towards childhood cancer research today!

Run for Childhood Cancer Research

Registrations are now open for the 2020 HBF Run for a Reason! This year, Western Australia’s most well-loved community event will take place on Sunday, May 24.

You can help us raise important funds for childhood cancer research by choosing the Foundation as your reason to participate in either the Commonwealth Bank 4k, the Kleenheat 12k or the Brooks Half Marathon.

As the Foundation does not receive State or Federal funding, we rely on the generous support of the community at these wonderful events to help us ensure the ground-breaking research into childhood cancer can continue so that future generations can live cancer free.

The event is not only a great way to support an important cause, but it will also allow you to get active and have a good time with your family and friends. Not a runner? Don’t sweat it! You are free to run, walk, jog or roll your way to the finish line!

The Commonwealth Bank 4km course is the perfect non-competitive course for those looking to have a fun day out with their family and friends. The 4km course takes you on a scenic tour of Perth as you make your way along the Swan River. It’s also loaded with fun surprises and entertainment!

The Kleenheat 12km course is a great choice for those who are looking for more of a running challenge or need a longer walk to chat to their friends. If you are a seasoned runner or attempting your longest run yet, the Brooks Half Marathon promises to get those legs pumping with a flat, fast course.

How to set up a HBF Run for a Reason supporter page:

Setting up an online supporter page for HBF Run for a Reason is easy! Find out how you can help raise funds for childhood cancer research at this wonderful community event below:

Step 1. Register online as a participant through the Run for a Reason website.

Step 2. After completing the event registration form, follow the prompts to visit the Run for a Reason fundraising website.

Step 4: Sign up to create your personal Run for a Reason supporter page and select us, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation as your charity to support

Step 5: Personalise your page with a profile photo and tell everyone why you’re supporting CLCRF.

Step 6: Share your unique supporter page link with your friends, family and colleagues on social media!

Early bird tickets for the HBF Run for a Reason are available until Tuesday, March 10 so register now to save! We would like to thank you in advance for supporting the Foundation.

Making a difference on their special day

Earlier this year, good friends of the Foundation, Nicole Carey and Gary Ronayne, got married in the beautiful town of Athlone, Ireland. On the biggest day of their lives, they decided to help make a difference in the lives of children facing a cancer diagnosis.

In lieu of wedding favours, Nicole and Gary chose to make a donation towards childhood cancer research at CLCRF on behalf of each guest. A total of $300 was donated towards the Foundation thanks to the couple’s generous incentive.

“Thank you for being part of our special day,” read the wedding favour cards that greeted guests on their table. “We have made a donation in your honour to The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation. We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others.”

The couple are great friends of the Foundation and long-time supporters of the cause. Gary is involved with the Morley Gaels Gaelic Football Association who have been supporting CLCRF for many years, having donated nearly $10,000 to the Foundation. The club also proudly wears the CLCRF logo on their shirts.

With Nicole originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland and Gary from Cork in Ireland, they decided to marry in the middle –  Athlone, a beautiful town on the River Shannon.

We would like to thank Nicole and Gary for their generosity and for thinking of the Foundation on such a special and momentous occasion in their lives.

Donating in lieu of wedding favours is a growing trend that speaks to the desire to make a difference in the world. By helping to raise funds for important research into childhood cancer, we couldn’t think of a more meaningful way to thank guests for their presence.

Are you or someone you know planning on tying the knot soon? Or maybe you have a birthday, christening or another special event coming up? Get in contact with us today via email or on (08) 9363 7400 about making a donation to childhood cancer research in lieu of gifts!

 

Give back this holiday season through the Paypal Giving Fund

On December 3, PayPal announced their exciting new #GivingTuesday campaign, giving all not-for-profit organisations and charities the chance to receive extra funds throughout the holiday season!

Donors simply need to make a donation through the PayPal Giving Fund and PayPal will match 10% of that donation for the chosen charity.

That means, if you make a $100 donation to CLCRF, the Foundation will actually receive $110! This is a wonderful way for our supporters to help us raise extra funds for childhood cancer research during the season of giving.

The PayPal Giving fund allows for secure online donations with no fees for organisations or individual donors, meaning you can rest assured that 100% of the funds will be distributed directly to the Foundation.

Donations will be matched on a first come, first served basis until December 31 or until a $50,000 donation cap has been reached. So be sure to make the most of this generous offer while it lasts and help support childhood cancer research.

Donate through the PayPal Giving Fund now!

Boar Swamp Campdraft Raises over $7000 for Childhood Cancer Research!

The Boar Swamp Campdraft took place last month, from November 22 to November 24. The popular event was held at the McLarty family’s Blythewood farm near Pinjarra, with funds raised going towards CLCRF.

Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian sport that dates back to the late 1800s and involves a horse and a rider working cattle for the coveted title of the best stockhorse and rider.

The Boar Swamp Campdraft Club have been supporting the Foundation for a number of years now and we couldn’t be more grateful for their wonderful efforts!

This year, not only did the club pledge $3500 for the Foundation, but campdrafter Jacob Walmsley also kindly offered his face to raise extra funds. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of the crowd, Jacob was able to raise an additional $4349.35 and is now sporting a bad mullet, no eyebrows, half a beard and a bald crown.

That’s an incredible total of $7,849.35 going towards childhood cancer research!

We would like to congratulate the organisers on another successful campdraft event, as well as all of the competitors and winners. We sincerely appreciate the Boar Swamp Campdraft Club’s ongoing support and contribution to our cause. We look forward to continuing this relationship well into the future!

Decorate your Christmas Tree with a Donation Bauble!

Not sure what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Or maybe you want to do something a little more meaningful this year? Simply make a donation to CLCRF during Christmas-time and we will send you a special little bauble to give as a gift or hang on your tree!

All you need to do is make a donation online and mention in the comments that you would like to turn your donation into a bauble. We will then send it to you along with your receipt – it really is that easy!

This idea comes from last year’s Christmas Appeal with Karalee on Preston where we took the humble Christmas ornament to the next level in a unique incentive for patrons to donate. Visitors to Karalee on Preston had the opportunity to purchase a bauble over the bar for any donation amount they chose and place it on the pub’s beautiful tree.

We are so excited to announce that we will be collaborating with Karalee on Preston again this year, with their Christmas tree set to go up this week! So head on down to the award-winning pub, try their delicious food, grab yourself a drink and help decorate their Christmas tree with a donation!

At CLCRF, our goal is to continue to raise funds for childhood cancer research in order to find more effective treatments for young children so they can enjoy a better quality of life and be reunited with their families sooner. By helping to fund this important research, a CLCRF bauble makes for a truly special Christmas gift.

Donate online and request your bauble today.

Kerrin to Shave her Head for Childhood Cancer Research!

In an effort to raise money for the important research into childhood cancer, the amazing Kerrin Hampson is shaving her head… again! Kerrin announced the news at the CLCRF Family Night Out which took place on Saturday, November 9.

Kerrin is no stranger to getting rid of her locks to raise funds for childhood cancer. In 2013, she shaved her head for the first time after her son Marley finished his treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Then again in November 2017 she got rid of around 30cm of hair to support Finlay Higgs, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer.

Even after Marley finished his treatment, Kerrin and her family have remained involved in raising awareness and funds for research into childhood cancer, with the hope that one day a cure will be found.

We would like to thank Kerrin for her ongoing support of the Foundation and we hope to see her smash her fundraising goal of $1000, with the help of our generous supporters!

If you would like to support Kerrin and the very worthwhile cause, simply make a donation through her Facebook fundraiser page.

Nambung Country Music Muster raises money for CLCRF

The Nambung Country Music Muster returned for its 4th year from October 24 to 27 at Nambung Station, just 200kms north of Perth and nestled alongside the state’s world famous Pinnacles.

The 4-day camping event has quickly grown as a favourite amongst the country music lovers from all around Australia. Not only do attendees get to enjoy music, poetry, dancing and a great country atmosphere, but they also get the pleasure of knowing they are helping to support important causes.

The Nambung Country Music Muster supports local groups, with a large proportion of proceeds going towards several different charities. This year, the festival was able to raise $2,000 for the Foundation, which will go towards the vital research into childhood cancer.

We would like to thank the Nambung Country Music Muster for their kind donation and for continuing to support CLCRF. We wish them nothing but success for next year’s event!

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