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Bow Bridge Tingledale Hazelvale (BTH) Ladies Club

Thank you, BTH Ladies Club

The Foundation recently received a donation from Bow Bridge Tingledale Hazelvale (BTH) Ladies Club, a social club for women in Tingledale and adjacent districts. The enthusiastic ladies hosted a wood raffle in front of the IGA in Walpole over the WA Day long weekend.

By raffling off a trailer load of firewood and selling delicious sweets at a cake stall, the BTH Ladies Club raised a total of $3174.30 for the Foundation.

The ladies usually raise money for charity through a soup day every year, but this year they decided to do something a little different. Considering their incredible result, we think this decision paid off!

We would like to thank the BTH Ladies Club for using their long weekend to support such an important cause. Their gift will go a long way in helping more children live the long and fulfilling lives they deserve.

 

Child Cancer Podcast Series – Funded by Lotterywest

The Foundation is thrilled to announce the commencement of a very exciting project, a child cancer podcast series! This is a first for a charity in Australia, and certainly in WA, to see the benefits of storytelling using podcasts.

General Manager and project leader Kylie Dalton is excited to get started on creating this podcast series with award-winning journalist Cassie Silver at the helm. CLCRF has been supporting the childhood cancer community in WA for 42 years, funding the ground-breaking research that has been instrumental in improving outcomes for children with cancer.

A podcast story told by those families directly affected by childhood cancer, we believe, will help others understand how important it is that we don’t give up the fight. “We’re so very lucky to be able to include in our series one of our Founding members and Chairman of the Board, Geoff Cattach,” said Kylie. “He has dedicated his life to the Foundation and being able to hear his story will be so powerful for others considering supporting charities like ours.”

Included in the series will be stories from the researchers themselves, such as Professor Ursula Kees who was brought from Switzerland to Perth by CLCRF back in 1983 and now serves as a volunteer on the Board.

The whole team at CLCRF are excited to start working on the podcast series, creating a new way to share our important stories. We especially thank Dr Katrina Stratton MLA who presented us with a $15,000 cheque from Lotterywest on 1 June to put towards this project. Lotterywest celebrated a record-breaking financial year in 2020-2021, with $864.9 million provided to the WA community in grants and lottery prizes.

Keep your eyes – or ears – peeled for our child cancer podcast series, coming to you soon!

40 ways in 40 days

40 Ways in 40 Days Wrap Up

Can you believe our Foundation has been around for 42 years now?! Saturday 21 May marked the anniversary of CLCRF’s inception and, to celebrate, we have shared forty different fundraising ideas across our social media channels to stimulate your philanthropic endeavours. We’ve called it 40 Ways in 40 Days.

As our Foundation receives very limited government funding, it is only through the generosity of our wonderful supporters that we can continue funding the vital research into childhood cancers.

We thank everyone who has supported us over the past 42 years, whether it be by attending one of our events, making a donation, volunteering, or simply following us online. Throughout #40Waysin40Days, we hope we have inspired you to find different ways of making a difference for children with cancer.

There are so many ways you can help raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Here’s a look back at the 40 ways we have shared:

  1. Buy an Entertainment Membership
  2. Join the Ruby Club
  3. Enter our raffle
  4. Buy some CLCRF merch
  5. Make a donation
  6. Extreme sports fundraising
  7. Become a member
  8. Attend our Quiz Night
  9. Shave or cut your hair
  10. Participate in Workplace Giving
  11. Containers for Change
  12. Sign up to our email newsletter
  13. Have a dress-up day at school or work
  14. Hold a bake sale
  15. Create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook
  16. Attend a CLCRF event
  17. Leave a gift in Will
  18. Become a Corporate Partner
  19. Join our South West Bike Trek
  20. Host a garage sale
  21. Become a regular giver
  22. Become a volunteer
  23. Donations in lieu of wedding favours
  24. Host a charity picnic or morning tea
  25. Collect donations with a Quest Donation Point Tap
  26. Grab a burger from Grill’d Shafto Lane (during May)
  27. Donate your tax return
  28. Host a donation tin
  29. Volunteer at Perth Tradie Expo
  30. Spread the word on social media
  31. Donate to our tax appeal
  32. Open a Beyond Bank Community Reward Account
  33. Donate prizes for our Quiz Night
  34. Donate a percentage of sales
  35. Become a CLCRF ambassador
  36. Participate in a charity run
  37. Create your own fitness challenge
  38. Busking
  39. Have a sausage sizzle
  40. Online gaming

Issac’s head shave for childhood cancer research

Last November, a young supporter in Sydney, NSW raised funds for childhood cancer research by courageously shaving his head. Issac raised $300 for the Foundation through My Cause, beating his personal target of $200.

This is the second time that Issac has decided to support our Foundation through this bold initiative, with the youngster shaving his head alongside his dad, Ashraf, back in 2019.

“My uncle passed away from colon cancer a few years ago, and Issac was very close to him,” explained Ashraf. “When I explained what cancer was to Issac, and how it affects people’s lives, he was very curious whether that could affect children too. From that, he decided he wanted to do his part as he felt very empathetic that children could suffer from something so terrible.”

Ashraf shared that Issac took his support for the Foundation even further by spreading awareness amongst his school friends. “Beyond just shaving his head, he also talked about it at his school. He did a ‘show and tell’ to explain to the other kids about leukaemia and his fundraising efforts.”

Shaving your head or cutting your hair is a great way to raise funds for cancer research and it offers a powerful statement of solidarity with those living with cancer. We thank Issac for choosing to support our Foundation in this way, his efforts will go a long way in helping more children live the long and fulfilling lives they deserve.

Want to shave your head for childhood cancer research? We recommend setting up a fundraiser page through My Cause or Facebook!

 

Volunteer at Perth Tradie Expo

We are so excited to be invited back to the Perth Tradie Expo this year to collect gold coin donations on entry. Now we just need YOUR help! We are looking for volunteers to help us collect these donations that will go towards childhood cancer research.

The Tradie Expo will take place from Friday 17 June to Sunday 19 June from 8am to 5pm at Ascot Racecourse. We need volunteers who are willing to come down for an hour or two (or even more if you like!) on any of these days to hold a donation tin at the entry gate.

At last year’s Tradie Expo, our wonderful volunteers helped us raise over $6,500! With your help, we would love to raise even more this year.

If you are interested in volunteering at this exciting event, please 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 us.

Grilled Shafto Lane

Support childhood cancer research at Grill’d Shafto Lane

Once again, our Foundation has been chosen to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters initiative at their Shafto Lane restaurant.

Each month, every Grill’d restaurant displays three Local Matters jars representing three different community groups. Customers then receive a token when they order a burger, which they can place 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.

Be sure to pop into Grill’d Shafto Lane before the end of May for a simple and delicious way to support a great cause! Grill’d Shafto Lane is located at 10-11 Shafto Lane, Perth WA.

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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