Fundraising Opportunity

Containers for Change turns one

Friday, October 1, marked the first anniversary of the Containers for Change program, which allows people to exchange used drink containers for a ten-cent refund. Since its commencement last year, Western Australians have returned 765 million containers through 253 refund points across WA.

A key feature of the scheme has been the ability for people making container deposits to donate their refunds to community and charitable organisations of their choice. Western Australians have been generous with their refunds, with these organisations having received $2.5 million through the Containers for Change program.

In honour of the anniversary, CLCRF General Manager Kylie Dalton visited the Scouts WA Recycling Depot in Kenwick with Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC, his wife Glenda and son Mitchell.

“Containers for Change have been a wonderful surprise for our Foundation,” said Kylie. “So many people in WA have really seen the benefits of recycling and support attaching that effort to charity.”

So far, CLCRF has raised approximately $1500 through Containers for Change. “Knowing the generosity of people in WA, we should see that total grow quite quickly,” said Kylie.

Please consider using our scheme ID: C10285275.

Vanessa’s big chop for childhood cancer!

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this year, one of our incredible supporters Vanessa Simmonds cut her very long hair to raise funds for CLCRF.

With family friend Jaiden a childhood cancer survivor, the decision to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research was an easy one to make. “I’m doing the chop for Jaiden,” said Vanessa. “Because without the life-saving research into childhood cancer, he would not still be here today.”

Before the snip on September 28, Vanessa had been growing her hair for 4 years. More than 35cms of hair was removed, which Vanessa donated towards a charity to make wigs for children.

Vanessa created a Facebook Fundraiser page where she asked her family and friends to donate towards the cause before her big chop. She also acquired CLCRF donation tins for those who preferred to donate with cash. Through her incredible fundraising endeavour, a total of $342.35 was raised for the Foundation.

We thank Vanessa for her amazing efforts. As CLCRF receives no government funding, we rely on the generosity of the community to continue funding the vital research into childhood cancers.

If you would like to support the Foundation through your own fundraiser, please get in touch with us today!

Join our Virtual Bike Trek!

As our amazing South West Bike Trek riders get ready to set off on their 6 day journey from South Perth to Augusta, we have some exciting news for those who would like to join in on the fun from their own home. This year, the South West Bike Trek has also gone virtual for the very first time!

Our virtual Bike Trek will take our fundraising to a whole new level, encouraging hundreds of people around Australia to take part from wherever they are, all to help fund child cancer research.

As part of the virtual format and in keeping with COVID-19 safe management measures, participants can clock up their rides in their own time and at their own pace, commencing their preferred distance from 10 October 2021 and completing their kilometres within a month.

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started, individuals and teams can now sign up and join the South West Bike Trek. Simply set up your profile, nominate the distance you would like to aim for and start fundraising for an important cause! You can even sync your distances travelled by connecting your Strava or FitBit account to your profile.

Get your workplace or school involved or challenge your family and friends. This is a fun experience that can see you turning your daily cycle workout into a ride that can change children’s lives – all from the comfort of your own home, neighbourhood, gym or fitness session.

It’s FREE to register for the virtual event, all we ask is that you raise a minimum of $450 along the way. Register now to raise funds for research into childhood cancers and YOU can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families who live with this disease.

South West Bike Trek 2021

CLCRF’s annual South West Bike Trek kicks – or pedals – off on Sunday 10 October! The Bike Trek will take place across the beautiful South West region until 16 October and it has once again been organised by CLCRF member Eric Maddock, with the help of his wife Annette, and Lions and Rotary Clubs.

The Bike Trek will launch from South Perth foreshore and will finish in Augusta, with riders enjoying a leisurely ride through Mandurah, Fairbridge, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Binningup, Eaton, Boyanup, Capel, Busselton, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Booranup.

This event has seen huge success in the past, raising $771,000 in total since it started in 2002. Last year, the event raised over $35,000 for childhood cancer research, an incredible result we are hoping to beat in 2021.

We wish all of our riders the best of luck on their 6-day journey, and we thank them in advance for their incredible efforts to help us raise funds for childhood cancer research. If you would like to show your support for our riders, please consider donating to their fundraising pages.

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.

Together, we’ve made a change

We have reached the $1,000 mark of funds raised through the Containers for Change initiative! This would not be possible without the help of our generous supporters who have chosen to support childhood cancer research while helping to protect the environment.

Containers for Change is a recycling scheme that lets you cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each. The mission of this scheme is to increase recycling and reduce the number of drink containers that litters our environment.

Let’s see how much more we can raise! To help raise funds for CLCRF through Containers for Change, all you need to do is go to your nearest Containers for Change refund point and quote our Scheme ID when returning your containers.

Our Scheme ID is C10285275

To find your nearest refund point, head to

Thank you for the past 40 days!

Our 40Kin40days campaign has come to an end. This initiative was created to commemorate the Foundation’s inception by spreading kindness in the community. We believe we did just that, thanks to your help!

A big thank you to every single person who decided to choose kindness during the past 40 days by donating to CLCRF. You have all helped us in our commitment to ensure we can continue funding the ground-breaking research to find better treatments for childhood cancers.

Our 40Kin40days would not have been possible without the incredible support of Springfree Trampoline. Springfree Trampoline not only helped us share our message of kindness to a wider audience, but they even generously donated a trampoline for us to give away to one of our lucky supporters.

The very lucky winner of the Springfree Jumbo Round Trampoline has been contacted by the Foundation. So, if you entered to win, be sure to check your email because it might just be you!

40Kin40days may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue spreading kindness. As we continue navigating through these unprecedented times, it’s time for our researchers to continue their important work, so that more children can live the long and fulfilling lives they deserve.

Make a donation towards childhood cancer research 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].

A Tea-rrific way to raise funds!

We’ve recently caught wind of a wonderful Charity High Tea Event happening in Mandurah this month, which will raise funds for CLCRF.

“It’s a High Tea Event not to be missed,” said event organiser Rebecca. “Not only will this be an amazing afternoon full of fun and laughter, but you will also be helping to raise funds for Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.”

This is Rebecca’s first time hosting a fundraising event and she has chosen to support CLCRF because the cause hits home to her. “My grandmother had cancer, but she luckily recovered,” she expressed. “The fact that there’s no cure for many cancers made me want to do my part to help research a cure.”

The event will be held at Catch22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge in Mandurah on May 29 at  2pm. Tickets are $40 each and will include amazing scones, desserts, sandwiches, and, of course, tea. Guests will also have the chance to win one of three amazing raffle prizes on the day.

“I want to allow people who may have suffered, or know someone who is suffering, with the disease to come together and become friends while also raising funds for the amazing cause,” Rebecca expressed.

For more information about this wonderful event, head to the Facebook Event Page. If you would like to buy tickets, all you need to do is send Rebecca an email.

We thank Rebecca for creating this event to raise funds for CLCRF. The Foundation relies greatly on this kind of community support to ensure the vital research into childhood cancers can continue.

If you would like to create your own fundraiser event to support childhood cancer research, please get in touch with us today!

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