External Fundraising Event

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Foundation’s 11th South West Bike Trek

The Foundation’s 11th South West Bike Trek kicked off in Mandurah on Monday the 14th October and finished in Augusta on Saturday the 19th. This year there were approximately 25 riders per day. The final figure will not be known for a little while, but it is estimated that between $30K-$40K will have been raised.

All participants enjoyed the ride and are already looking forward to the 2014 event. Many thanks to the service clubs, shires, companies and individuals that made this event possible. Special thanks to the Harvey Primary School students (featured in photo, along with school Principal, Mr Colin Brand and Foundation Chairman, Mr Geoff Cattach) for participating in the ride and for their fundraising efforts.

“Photo by courtesy of The Harvey Waroona Reporter”

Heather Starr – Cutting my hair for cancer research

cutting-hair-for-cancer-research“In the last few years, so many of my friends and family have been touched by cancer. And after months of contemplation, I’ve decided to try and do something to make a difference for them and for those who may be diagnosed after them”

“On Saturday August 10th, my eldest daughter Oceania celebrates her 2nd birthday, and I will be cutting 20 cm of my hair off and donating it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Pantene Beautiful Lengths supports women with cancer globally by providing them with free real-hair wigs to women who have lost their locks through treatment.”

Support Heather’s efforts at http://www.mycause.com.au/page/61220

Mark Gibbens Join the Dots

markgibbbens250-232x300AN endurance walker will dedicate each day of his trek from Perth to Sydney early next year to someone who has had cancer, and is inviting nominations from the West Australian public. Mark Gibbens, 45, a registered nurse from Adelaide, aims to raise $100,000 for cancer research during his 5300km, three-month walk.

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Woolworths Support

woolworths-2008-thanks-e1339291155223-150x150On Saturday November 22 at GreyhoundsWA, Cannington, Brad Bolin, Regional Manager Woolworths WA, presented Foundation Chairman Geoff Cattach with a cheque for $335,757 raised by Woolworths staff and supporters throughout Western Australia.In front of a large crowd Brad acknowledged the tremendous effort especially those at Karratha and Mandurah stores who between them raised in excess of $70,000.

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Woolworths Support of Child Cancer Research

woolworths_present_check-300x243On the 24 November 2007, Woolworths (WA) held a special family night at Cannington Greyhounds. At this fun night, filled with music,bouncy castles, auctions and raffles a cheque was presented to Foundation Chairman, Geoff Cattach, for the magnificent amount of $304,409.01 by Woolworths (WA) Regional Manager – Brad Bolin.

These funds were raised during the 2007 ‘Fresh Future Campaign’ of which the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation and Princess Margaret Hospital are the beneficiaries.

Our heartfelt thanks to all at Woolworths (WA) for their dedication and hardwork during, the 2007 campaign. Woolworths Staff & Customers have been our loyal supporters for many, many years.

Early in 2008 an additional amount of $17,569 was also received by the Foundation.

Please help Woolworths continue their wonderful support of our vital research by supporting them at your local Woolworths store.

The Penguin Has Landed

peddling_penguin-150x150Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without a name.

With these words written 200 years ago by Sir Walter Scott and made even more famous by one of the penguin’s heroes, the Tasmanian-born Vietnam war photojournalist Neil Davis, Prevelly’s favourite son, Patrick Thompson arrived beachside in Taree.

A small crowd of people gathered at the Old Bar beach to witness Patrick pour a bottle of water he has carried from Prevelly beach into the Tasman Ocean.

There were some very special friends to meet him at the beach including his two great nieces, Olivia and Hannah Lewis, Taree school girls, who along with their class have been great supporters of Patrick’s fund raising journey. That’s them at right with Patrick and Percy. Many thanks to the Manning River Times for the picture.

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