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Lightening the leukaemia load for kids with Down syndrome

Source: First published Monday 14 September 2020 by the Telethon Kids Institute

Kids born with Down syndrome are at high risk of an array of health problems – including issues with sight, hearing, heart defects, bone complications, immune disorders and learning difficulties. One of the lesser-known complications is their increased risk of childhood leukaemia.

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Become a regular giver in 2021

The beginning of a new year provides a great opportunity to set resolutions and think about what positive changes you can make in your life. Giving more regularly to charity is a simple yet powerful way to help make a real difference AND feel good about yourself!

No matter how big or small, a regular donation to CLCRF will help us continue the ground-breaking research into childhood cancers, so that future generations of children can live cancer-free.

Regular donations enable the Foundation to plan for the future and it will help give us the financial stability we need, especially after the uncertainty of 2020.

When becoming a regular giver, you can choose to donate weekly, monthly, quarterly or any other interval of your choice. You will then receive a one-off receipt at the end of each financial year so you can easily keep track of your tax-deductible gifts.

If you would like to become a regular giver, please contact our office at (08) 9363 7400 or send us an email to request a donation form.

Congratulations, Andrea!

On Thursday December 3, 2020, our wonderful CEO Andrea Alexander received a very special award at the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) End of Year Party and Awards, held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough.

In front of a room full of notable figures in the WA fundraising industry, Bec Stott, FIA WA Chair, presented Andrea with the very well-deserved 2020 WA State Chair Award.

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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.

CLCRF’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

2020 is a milestone year for CLCRF, as it marks our 40th Anniversary of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. With the COVID-19 pandemic, and all of the restrictions that have come with it, we were not sure if we were going to be able to celebrate this incredible accomplishment this year.

After having to scrap our plans for a celebration earlier in the year, we made the decision to merge our 40th Anniversary Celebration with our Annual General Meeting (AGM), after restrictions were eased and the Department of Health allowed it. Both events were held at Ambrose Estate at the scenic Wembley Golf Course on Monday, December 7.

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Give a meaningful gift this Christmas!

Want to do something a little more meaningful for Christmas this year? Why not give the gift of a donation towards childhood cancer research? All you need to do is make a donation to CLCRF this Christmastime and we’ll turn it into a special bauble to give as a gift!

If you make a donation online, simply mention in the comments that it’s in lieu of a Christmas gift and we will send you a CLCRF bauble in the post, along with your receipt. We can’t think of a more easy, convenient and worthwhile gift to give your family and friends this Christmas!

By making a donation to CLCRF this Christmas, you will be vital in helping us continue funding the research into childhood cancers, so that more children can go on to live long and fulfilling lives.

Donate online and request your bauble today.

$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!

Over $35,000 raised from the 2020 South West Bike Trek!

From October 11 to 17, the 18th annual South West Bike Trek took place, organised once again by long-time CLCRF supporter Eric Maddock. The event saw 15 enthusiastic riders embarking on the 600km journey from Perth to Augusta to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

We are so thrilled to announce that over $35,000 was raised for the Foundation this year! This is an incredible achievement, considering the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced peloton of 15.

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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!

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