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Mother's Day 2022

Last minute Mother’s Day gifts that support a great cause!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! If you haven’t got a gift yet, don’t stress – we have some great last minute gift ideas that will not only make your mum’s day, but will also help to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

CLCRF Merch

We have so many great merchandise products available that your mum will love! If she’s a fan of having picnics, we have picnic blankets, esky bags, wine glasses and even inflatable wedge chairs! We also have some great essential items like face masks, water bottles and coffee mugs.

Check out our full range of merch here.

A ticket to our Quiz Night

Give your mum the gift of a fun night out with the chance to win some awesome prizes! Our Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night will take place at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 23 July from 6:30pm. With raffles, a high silent auction, and games with prizes to be won, we guarantee no one will walk away from the night empty-handed!

Our quiz nights always sell out, so don’t miss out on the chance to surprise your mum with a ticket and book your table today.

Buy an Entertainment Membership

An Entertainment Membership is a fantastic way to spoil mum, offering thousands of savings and offers on restaurants, entertainment, travel, and shopping! Plus, if you purchase a Membership before 31 May, you will also receive a BONUS eGift card. Better yet, 20% of each sale will go towards childhood cancer research.

Purchase an Entertainment Membership.

With any of these gift ideas, you’ll be sure to make mum’s day! On behalf of everyone at CLCRF, we would like to wish all the mums and mother figures out there a very happy Mother’s Day.

Bike Trek

Get ready to beat child cancer on ya bum!

Our South West Bike Trek is back for another year and we’re asking YOU to help us beat child cancer on ya bum!

This year will be the 21st year of our live bike trek, where riders set out on a 600km journey through the beautiful South West region. The live South West Bike Trek has been the biggest fundraising event for CLCRF since its inception in 2002, raising over $810,000 for childhood cancer research.

The live event will begin on Sunday 9 October from Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Foreshore with riders traveling across some of the most spectacular roads in WA before winding up in Augusta on Saturday 15 October.

Last year, we also introduced a virtual element to our South West Bike Trek, encouraging people from all around the world to take part from wherever they are. We are thrilled to say the virtual ride is back again this year! Participants can clock up their bike ride in their own time and at their own pace, commencing their preferred distance from Thursday 1 September and completing their kms by Sunday 16 October, 2022.

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started, this event is a great way to get fit, have fun and raise funds for an important cause. The virtual event also offers the perfect opportunity to get your workplace or school involved.

It’s FREE to register for the virtual event, all that 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 with cancer.

This year we are thrilled to offer some amazing fundraising rewards to help you reach your fundraising goals. Plus, if you register before 21 May, you will go into the draw to WIN our incredible Early Bird Prize, a stay at ibis Styles East Perth, thanks to Accor Hotels!

What are you waiting for? Register NOW for our live or virtual ride to beat child cancer on ya bum!

Mather's Day eGift

Celebrate your mum with an Entertainment Membership!

Every Mum deserves more! This Mother’s Day, you can make sure she your mum gets what she deserves with an Entertainment Membership AND a BONUS eGift Card.

An Entertainment Membership  offers so many great savings on restaurants, cafes, entertainment, travel, and shopping. Plus, when you purchase a Membership before 31 May, you will have three BONUS eGift Card options to choose from: a Priceline eGift Card, BIG W eGift card or an Ultimate For Her eGift Card, which can be used at a bunch of different stores your mum is sure to love.

By treating your mum (or yourself) with an Entertainment Membership, you will not only unlock huge savings, but you will also support the vital research into childhood cancers with 20% of your purchase price going towards our fundraising.

So why wait? Purchase your Membership and help us reach our fundraising goals today!

Come along to the Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night!

Our popular Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night is back again this year, taking place on Saturday 23 July at 6:30pm at Ascot Racecourse.

With great raffles, a door prize, a huge silent auction and games with fantastic prizes to be won, everyone knows that no one goes home empty handed from our quiz nights!

This year we are so excited to be bringing this event to a fantastic new venue – Ascot Racecourse. So, grab a bunch of your most brainy mates for a fantastic night out that will help raise vital funds for childhood cancer research.

Tables of 10 = $250 ($25 per person) + booking fees. Our quiz nights always sell out fast so don’t miss out, book your table quickly! We only have 40 tables available.

Time: 6:30pm – Doors open at 6pm
Date: Saturday 23 July
Location: First Floor, Ascot Racecourse Grandstand, 71 Grandstand Road, Ascot WA 6104

Dress: Why not pick a theme for your table and dress up for the occasion? We may even have a prize for the best dressed table!

Food & Drink: BYO snacks for your table – alcohol must be purchased from the venue – no BYO alcohol 

We hope to see you there!

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40Waysin40Days to support child cancer research

In the lead up to the 42nd anniversary of the inception of the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) on May 21, 2022, The Foundation will share forty inspiring fundraising ideas to stimulate your philanthropic endeavours. This includes everything from the virtual to the sporting, from cake baking to head shaving. We call it, 40Waysin40Days.

It’s an understatement to say that the past two years have been challenging for this digital campaign, originally entitled 40Kin40days. In its launch year of 2020, like most charities experienced, the pandemic and lockdown forced us to go back to the drawing board. The brief hasn’t changed however – that is to create a circle of kindness. This campaign aims to foster awareness of the Foundation’s commitment to ensure the ground-breaking research we fund today will have a positive impact on our children of tomorrow, where no life is cut short by childhood cancers.

During the third iteration of this campaign, we invite our community of cancer fighting superheroes to put the ‘fun’ back into fundraising. Our donors love the classics. Pub quizzes, ‘free dress’ days, extreme sport challenges, and bake sales are all favourites for a reason. But have you considered CLCRF’s other fundraising channels? The Ruby Club, leaving a gift in your Will, volunteering, purchasing branded merchandise and workplace giving all deserve a lot more of our attention.

“To commemorate our inception and to continue our legacy, we are calling on you, our dedicated supporters to consider one of these forty ways of fundraising during the months of April and May to continue to support scientists in their quest to search for answers in cancer medicine. Or, come up with your very own fundraising idea!”

“CLCRF receives limited government funding. Only one per cent of government funding is given to children’s cancer research across Australia. Therefore, your help is crucial in improving CLCRF’s capacity to deliver lifesaving treatments to those in need,” said Kylie Dalton, Head of Development for CLCRF.

Inspired by those amazing one in six hundred Australian children who will develop a cancer before fifteen years of age, our dedicated researchers must continue their important work in understanding children’s leukaemia and cancer.

Kylie continued, “lives are changed forever from the moment of a childhood leukaemia or cancer diagnosis. Why not give one of our 40Waysin40Days a go and fundraise on the Foundation’s behalf, this month to fund projects that will help us find less harsh, more effective treatments.”

We hope you are inspired to fundraise on our behalf during the next forty days and we thank you for your continued support of the Foundation.

Follow along for the next forty days and check out our socials!

 

Get Eggcited with Entertainment!

To celebrate the Easter holidays, Entertainment is giving you three BONUS eGift Card options to choose from when purchasing a new membership – a Macpac eGift Card, BCF eGift Card or a Woolworths eGift.

An Entertainment Membership allows you to save on restaurants, cafes, entertainment, travel and shopping, with exciting new offers added regularly. The best part? Every sale helps support the vital research into childhood cancers, with 20% going towards our Foundation.

Hurry, this bonus eGift card offer ends on April 18! BUY NOW.

Chelsea’s chop for children with cancer

Friend of the Foundation, Chelsea Seymour, has raised over $700 for CLCRF by growing and subsequently cutting her luscious locks. Chelsea created a Just Giving Page where she invited her family and friends to support her initiative by donating towards childhood cancer research. Chelsea shared with us the two main reasons why she decided to support our Foundation in particular.

“Firstly, my two sisters-in-law have strong ties to the Foundation, and I have seen firsthand the incredible work this charity does,” explained Chelsea. “Secondly, with two children of my own, I can only imagine what the families affected by childhood cancer have to go through, so I wanted to do something, anything, practical to show my support.”

This way of fundraising was new to Chelsea, explaining that she has never cut her hair for a cause before. “I had relatively long hair about a year ago and just decided to keep it growing so I could donate a good length of it to Sustainable Salons for those who had lost or couldn’t grow their own hair for medical reasons”, said Chelsea. Sustainable Salons is a social enterprise that helps hair salons reduce their impact on the planet and invest in local communities. “It was a fairly passive way to fundraise really, but my gosh the shampoo and conditioner budget was eye-watering!”

Chelsea daringly said goodbye to the literal (and perhaps figurative) weight on her shoulders and we truly thank her. Committing to the chop in order to help make a positive difference in the lives of children with cancer, as well as others who are unable to grow their own hair is a commendable effort. We must also acknowledge her generous family and friends who helped her achieve a sizeable sum of $715.

“I had no idea how people would get behind it. I thought that people might throw a few dollars towards the endeavour, but when it was made clear I was fundraising for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation, they were so generous,” expressed Chelsea. “The amount raised was an effort from just my family and friends and I’m so grateful they got behind it like they did.”

Mark’s Five Everestings Challenge for Childhood Cancer Research

On Easter Friday 15 April, a very adventurous CLCRF supporter, Mark Gibbens, will be attempting a world record five consecutive “Everestings” over five days in the hills of Adelaide.

As Mark explains, “Everesting” is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill anywhere in the world and ride repeats of it, up and down until you have climbed 8848 vertical metres – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.”

Mark’s aim is to climb 44,240 vertical metres in five days and hopes to raise funds for childhood cancer research in the lead up to the big day. “To get me to the start line, please donate generously to the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation and cheer me on,” Mark expressed on his fundraising page. “Please consider doubling your donation if I achieve the world record five Everestings.

We thank Mark for supporting our Foundation through this very courageous feat and we encourage you all to get behind him and show your support. You can support Mark by heading to his Just Giving Fundraising Page, where you can make a secure donation to the cause.

Support Childhood Cancer Research at Grill’d Scarborough

Once again, our Foundation has been chosen to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters initiative, this time with a jar at the Scarborough restaurant.

Each month, every Grill’d restaurant displays three Local Matters jars representing three different community groups. With every burger ordered, a token is handed over for customers to drop into the jar of their choice.

At the end of the month, $500 is split between the community groups, with the jar with the most tokens receiving a $300 donation and the other two each receiving a $100 donation.

This is an excellent way for the restaurant to give back and support the communities that have always supported them, while getting their customers involved to help make a difference.

Be sure to pop into Grill’d Scarborough before the end of March for a simple and delicious way to support a great cause. Grill’d Scarborough is located at 188 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, and is the perfect spot for a meal by the picturesque Scarborough Beach.

Congrats to our raffle winner!

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner who has just won $15,000! This raffle was drawn Monday 28 February (Permit Number: LS216367621) and we are excited to announce that the winning ticket was no. 034574.

A big thank you to everyone who supported this raffle and helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research.

We also congratulate our Ruby Club Bonus Draw winner, who has just won $1,000 cash! This month’s winner was Ticket Number 291274. When you join our Ruby Club, not only do you go into the our $15,000 draw, but you are also automatically entered into exclusive monthly draws to win $1,000 cash.

Our next raffle for $15,000 has already started and will be drawn on 29 June 2022. Tickets are just $2 and you can purchase as little or as many as you like! If you would like to be in the draw to win $15,000, head to our raffle website today.

If you would like to join our Ruby Club to give yourself more chances to win big, sign up today!

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