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CLCRF receives generous donation from the Greater Enfield Development Project

The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) was delighted to receive a donation of $8,000 USD ($11080) from the Greater Enfield Development Project.

The project set up an HSE Incentive scheme for the offshore construction and installation of vessels Located 60 km off Exmouth, WA.

The aim of the incentive scheme was to achieve “Zero Lost Time Incident” during construction & installation which involves the elimination of loss-producing events that result in an injury, property damage, or a lost work day. This outcome was successfully achieved.

The offshore workforce was asked to identify 5 worthwhile charities that they have heard of or had personal experiences with.

CLCRF was one of five charities selected and approved by the TechnipFMC Compliance Team to receive a donation.

The presentation of the donations took place on Friday 7 December at the TechnipFMC Office in West Perth.

CLCRF would like to thank the Greater Enfield Development Project for their generous donation.

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Merry Christmas from the CLCRF team

The team at CLCRF thank you for your support in 2018 and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Your support allows us to continue our valuable scientific research into childhood cancers. Over the past 30 years our team of scientists have made amazing breakthroughs into the treatment children receive. It is because of this research that those children have an opportunity to live long and fulfilling lives.

Roll on 2019!

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Christmas doesn’t have to hurt. WIN $750 cash with CLCRF!

Christmas is upon us, which means quality time with your family, a visit from Santa and a Christmas dinner that requires a small army to eat are all on the cards. However, the festive season is not forgiving on those poor purse strings.

On average, Australians will be at least $492 out of pocket after the Christmas season is over and that’s just for the presents!

The good news is we have the ultimate ‘get out of jail free’ card for you – $750 of cold hard cash to help ease the pain of the Christmas splurge! That’s enough to claw back your Christmas spend with leftovers to spend on the January sales.

Christmas really doesn’t have to hurt! Enter here to be in with a chance to win.

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CLCRF teams up with The Karalee on Preston for the 2018 Christmas Appeal

What would a Christmas tree be without a few baubles sprinkled throughout it?

CLCRF’s Christmas Appeal has taken the humble ornament to the next level, teaming up with The Karalee on Preston in a unique incentive for patrons to donate.

Visitors to the venue can purchase a Bauble over the bar for any donation amount they choose and then place it on the beautiful Christmas tree.

Donors then fill in their details on the back and CLCRF will collect the Baubles and send receipts out at the end of the Christmas period. It’s that simple!

The Karalee on Preston opened in 1975 and recently won the WA’s Best Casual Dining Pub 2018 award.

CLCRF would like to thank the venue for their continued support of the 2018 Christmas Appeal.

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Remembering WA’s generous philanthropist Stan Perron

Last Friday morning, 96-year-old Stan Perron passed away at his home, survived by wife Jean, three children and seven grandchildren.

His multi-billion dollar empire of property, iron ore, and the WA distribution rights to Toyota cars will remain in the Perron family, most likely with daughter Elizabeth, but that’s not the only legacy the savvy businessman leaves behind.

Stan and Jean have supported a wide variety of institutions for many years. The Perron family have given away vast sums of money to tens of charities, one of those being CLCRF, and Stan warmed the hearts of many with his enduring commitment to ethical behaviour – championing integrity, respect, excellence, team work and compassion.

CLCRF CEO Andrea Alexander said Mr Perron was a regular donor to the organisation, helping to fund research into childhood cancers.

“The Foundation was saddened to learn of Mr Stan Perron’s recent passing.  The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation Ltd have been loyal and strong supporters of CLCRF since 1999.  On behalf of the Foundation Board, it’s members and supporters, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Perron family at this very sad time.”

A quote from Stan Perron in 2012, which was targeted at other wealthy individuals in WA, summed up the businessman’s approach to giving in his usual direct manner.

“There’s a lot of people in mining who have made fortunes and don’t give much away,” he said. “They buy boats, but they don’t think of charities much. I think they should give more.”

Stan Perron (2 November 1922 – 23 November 2018)

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Toolmart supports CLCRF with donations from selected products

Our generous friends at Toolmart have come up with a unique way to raise funds for CLCRF. Part proceeds from the sale of charity marked products in their catalogue help fund vital research into childhood cancers.

Toolmart’s Loyalty Program includes a number of products in their monthly catalogue that have a HERO gold coin attached to them. Anyone who purchases one of these marked products will automatically have a portion of their sale sent to the donation kitty. 50% of donations are sent right here to CLCRF.

We are extremely thrilled to be able to work with the whole team from Toolmart to develop and promote this program to our members and supporters as well as the general public.

“We are WA owned and operated – and we are supporting WA charities. I hope you all get behind this as it is a great way for Toolmart to further support the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation,” said Ian Peterson, Sales and Marketing Manager of Toolmart Australia.

We, along with Toolmart, hope to see everyone get behind this initiative and look to buying tools that will help fund child cancer research.

Head to Toolmart to check out this Summer’s catalogue.

 

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CLCRF presented with donation from NIBA Gala Lunch

Back in July, our CEO Andrea Alexander attended the 2018 National Insurance Brokers Association Gala Lunch, held at the Crown Resort. There was a fantastic turn out from those in the insurance industry – with record numbers attending.

Funds were again raised for CLCRF and Cystic Fibrosis WA via auctions during the event.  The Foundation recently received a donation for $3,485, which was half of the funds raised.

NIBA is the peak body of the insurance broking profession in Australia and represents an estimated 90% of all insurance brokers in Australia.

CLCRF would like to thank Dallas Booth, the CEO of NIBA, the Chairman of NIBA WA, Ross Bethell, and to all the WA members for their continued support of the Foundation.

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John’s Journey around Australia raises more than $15,000 for child cancer research

At the start of June, John Buchanan left his Bedfordale home on an anticlockwise journey around Australia on his vintage Yamaha X5650 motorbike. 6 weeks later, he finished his gigantic lap of Australia, raising a total of $15,442 for CLCRF.

John achieved this by stopping by at Woolworths stores at each location on his itinerary, rattling the tin, collecting donations and raising awareness of CLCRF. After close family friends lost their grandson to leukaemia late last year, John decided to take action and help raise money for the research into childhood cancers.

As well as the loose change donated by passers-by, many stories were shared of the families affected by leukaemia. Donors took great comfort to know that large strides were being made into finding a cure. John’s support crew consisted of his wife and son who followed John closely in their Toyota Landcruiser with a camper on the back.

Mr Buchanan would also like to thank all the local businesses, family and friends who donated and supported him in his trip through their Everyday Hero page.

Andrea Alexander, CEO of CLCRF said she’s thrilled with the support that John and his family received around Australia.

“We are very grateful for John for this wonderful contribution and would like to also thank all the people who supported him along his journey.”

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CLCRF Patron Justin Langer has Optus Stadium stand named in his honour

CLCRF patron and Australian Cricket head coach Justin Langer has been immortalised at Optus Stadium after the southern end of the ground was named in his honour.

The Justin Langer Stand was officially unveiled last weekend in front of the Australian team and coach, who admitted to feeling overwhelmed by the attention.

“I’ve been to the WACA since I was a little kid with the John Inverarity Stand and the Lillee Marsh Stand so to have something like this is incredibly humbling,” Langer said.

“When you start out as a little kid you don’t set out to have a grandstand named after you so it is an unbelievable feeling. I feel quite emotional at the moment to be completely frank with you.

“To be standing here now as the coach of the Australian cricket team and to have been able to have a life in cricket, it’s a bit surreal really.”

It’s been a busy 6 weeks for JL. The West Coast Eagles – a club Justin sits on the board for – won their 4th premiership and it was revealed after the final that he helped inspire the team to victory with a rousing speech earlier in the season.

Langer’s Australian side are currently in action against South Africa in the ODI series, after losing to Pakistan in a 3 game T20 series.

CLCRF would like to congratulate patron Justin Langer on his achievements so far with the Australian cricket team.

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Dance for a Cure 2018: Kylie Dalton speaks to 89.7 Twin Cities FM

Earlier today, Kylie Dalton from CLCRF was a special guest of Sue Myc’s mornings show on Twin Cities FM to discuss Dance for a Cure 2018.

Kylie shared her passion and excitement of the event with Twin Cities listeners which supports child cancer research in a fun and engaging way with the general public.

Next Sunday, Forrest Place will be awash with choreographed vibrant dancing from hundreds of families in superhero costumes to raise vital funds and awareness for Telethon.

Listen to the full interview below:

In its fifth year, Dance for A Cure has always left participants thrilled, inspired and eager to keep dancing.

The event has raised almost $80,000 for Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) to continue their important ground-breaking research so that future generations of children will be the ones to live cancer free.

Experienced choreographer Ashanti Suriyam from The Dance Workshop has crafted this year’s routine to Bonnie Tyler’s chart topping hit, Holding Out for a Hero, for the public to learn before the big day.

A rehearsal will take place the week before on Sunday 11 November at Lathlain Oval, Lathlain.

Five other dance schools from across Perth will also be performing their own showcase routines before ‘exiting stage left’ for the general public to strut their stuff in their hero outfits.

Children’s TV star from the 80’s and Telethon Mascot Fat Cat will dust off his dancing paws and join in with the kids and adults for the main performance.