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Karate Kicking Childhood Cancer

Our good friends at West Coast Karate have done something very special for the Foundation this year. Every December, the club holds gradings for their clients, with each client paying a grading fee. This year, instead of charging their clients, the club has asked that they make a donation to support childhood cancer research at CLCRF.

A MyCause page was set up by the club, where clients could conveniently process their donations online. This is such a generous initiative, and we are thrilled to announce that a total of $1,835 was donated to the Foundation!

Thank you to Brian and Shelley Sullivan for coming up with this wonderful idea and setting it into motion. Thank you also to all of the clients who donated. These funds will go a long way in continuing the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers.

West Coast Karate is an independent club in Willetton that aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for the practice of karate as a fun, active and healthy activity. If you would like to learn more about the club and get involved, head to their website for more information.

$2,550 raised at the Boar Swamp Campdraft!

On November 27 to 29, the Annual Boar Swamp Campdraft took place at the McLarty family’s Blythewood farm, just south of Pinjarra. Proceeds from the popular event were once again donated to CLCRF.

We are so pleased to have seen an incredible total of $2,550 raised for childhood cancer research at this year’s event! The funds were raised through a raffle, as well as donations from the Campdraft’s generous supporters.

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Thank you, Trinity Lutheran College

The Foundation recently received a very generous gift of $551 from Trinity Lutheran College in Queensland. These funds were raised by some wonderful Year 6 students through the school’s café.

In their Humanities classes, the students have been learning about business and trade. As part of the unit, they studied ethical business, marketing, and the way in which businesses can choose to use their money ethically.

The students also learnt about how words and colours can be used in marketing to influence a buyer, and they put this theory into practice when they were given a product to advertise in the school’s café. The main goal was for the students to raise as much money as they could for charity.

“The students were so excited that their work would be able to help other people in need,” said teacher Mrs Tina Croll.

The students raised money for several different charities and we are so thrilled to have seen such an incredible amount donated towards CLCRF. With these funds, these students are helping us in our commitment to ensure future generations can live cancer-free.

Thank you to all the students and teachers who helped raise funds for the Foundation through this wonderful initiative!

CLCRF wins Grill’d Subiaco’s Local Matters!

Throughout the month of October, CLCRF was selected to participate in Grill’d Subiaco’s Local Matters initiative. The Foundation went up against two other charities in a bid to receive the most tokens in their respective jars by the end of the month. The jar with the most tokens would then receive a $300 donation.

We are so excited to announce that CLCRF’s jar came first!

Tokens are given out to customers with every burger purchase, so we would like to thank every single customer who used their token to support the Foundation. Your consideration has helped us raise vital funds for childhood cancer research.

Thank you to Grill’d for selecting us to participate in this wonderful initiative. The Local Matters program is a great way for the restaurant to give back and help strengthen communities. We are hopeful for the chance to participate again in the future!

Grill’d is all about fresh and healthy burgers. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or all in, there is sure to be something for you on their delicious menu! Visit the wonderful team at Grill’d Subiaco at Lot 54, 20-38 Subiaco Square Road, or find another store near you!

Thank you Plus Fitness, Currambine!

During the month of October, Plus Fitness Currambine implemented a wonderful initiative to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. From October 1 to 31, the proceeds of all membership access card sales were donated to the Foundation.

We are thrilled to announce that a total of $500 was raised! We would like to thank Paul Butterfield, the club manager of Plus Fitness Currambine, for implementing this great idea and for thinking of CLCRF.

“I walked into Currambine Shopping Centre and there was a lovely lady promoting your organisation,” said Paul. “I believe everything happens for a reason, so it can’t be a coincidence that the very day I was looking for a charity I walked in and came across CLCRF. It just felt right.”

“I am a father and I have sadly lost some of my family members to cancer. So, supporting the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation seemed appropriate.”

We would like to thank Paul, Plus Fitness Currambine and all of the people who signed up to become a member and purchase an access card during the month of October. There really was no better reason to get fit and active!

By joining Plus Fitness, you can use any of their gyms with no lock in contracts and 24-hour access. We recommend visiting Paul and the team at Plus Fitness Currambine for your workouts! Head to their website for more information.

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!

 

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