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Kerrin to Shave her Head for Childhood Cancer Research!

In an effort to raise money for the important research into childhood cancer, the amazing Kerrin Hampson is shaving her head… again! Kerrin announced the news at the CLCRF Family Night Out which took place on Saturday, November 9.

Kerrin is no stranger to getting rid of her locks to raise funds for childhood cancer. In 2013, she shaved her head for the first time after her son Marley finished his treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Then again in November 2017 she got rid of around 30cm of hair to support Finlay Higgs, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer.

Even after Marley finished his treatment, Kerrin and her family have remained involved in raising awareness and funds for research into childhood cancer, with the hope that one day a cure will be found.

We would like to thank Kerrin for her ongoing support of the Foundation and we hope to see her smash her fundraising goal of $1000, with the help of our generous supporters!

If you would like to support Kerrin and the very worthwhile cause, simply make a donation through her Facebook fundraiser page.

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RAC Donates Old Mobile Phones

The Foundation recently received a wonderful donation of old mobile phones from Patrick from the RAC Head Office in West Perth. For a few years now, Patrick has been collecting old mobile phones in-house and donating them to CLCRF in order to help raise funds for childhood cancer research.

CLCRF Executive Assistant Katelyn met with Patrick last week to collect his donation and thank him for his generous efforts. Patrick now aims to expand his mobile phone collection to include other RAC offices around Perth.

This is a fantastic initiative by Patrick! Not only is he helping supporting childhood cancer research, but he is also being environmentally responsible. Thanks to the Aussie Recycling Program, these recycled phones are either refurbished or sent for material recycling, where materials can be recovered and put back into productive use.

In exchange for these old mobile phones, the Aussie Recycling Program donates funds to the Foundation, an initiative we look forward to continuing well into the future.

If you are interested in donating your old mobile phone and helping fund important research into childhood cancer, please contact our office on 08 9363 7400.

 

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Congratulations to the Raffle Winner!

Our latest Raffle #49 was drawn Thursday 31 October. Permit Number: LS211271318. The winning ticket was no. 207098 (sold by Western Charity Alliance).

The winner of the $15,000 cash prize, who incidentally purchased $1,000 worth of tickets, was very excited to be called by CLCRF CEO Andrea Alexander. “I’m overwhelmed and excited by this news, thanks to CLCRF, glad to support the work they do”.

We would like to thank everyone who supported this raffle and helped raised funds for vital research into childhood cancers. Our next raffle has now started and will be drawn on February 28. If you would like to purchase tickets, head to our raffle website.

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Nambung Country Music Muster raises money for CLCRF

The Nambung Country Music Muster returned for its 4th year from October 24 to 27 at Nambung Station, just 200kms north of Perth and nestled alongside the state’s world famous Pinnacles.

The 4-day camping event has quickly grown as a favourite amongst the country music lovers from all around Australia. Not only do attendees get to enjoy music, poetry, dancing and a great country atmosphere, but they also get the pleasure of knowing they are helping to support important causes.

The Nambung Country Music Muster supports local groups, with a large proportion of proceeds going towards several different charities. This year, the festival was able to raise $2,000 for the Foundation, which will go towards the vital research into childhood cancer.

We would like to thank the Nambung Country Music Muster for their kind donation and for continuing to support CLCRF. We wish them nothing but success for next year’s event!

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The Gift of Giving through Everyday Hero

For many of us, it can be a real struggle not just to decide what we want for our birthday, but what we actually need. Why not use the occasion as an opportunity to do something more meaningful? This is exactly what Natalie and Andy Lukas have done by asking their family and friends to give the gift of giving.

With his 40th birthday coming up, Andy communicated to his wife Natalie that he wanted to do something that involved giving, rather than receiving. “He suggested cooking a big BBQ for the homeless but I thought something that provided for more than a day’s help was possibly more satisfying,” said Natalie.

Natalie decided to set up a surprise Everyday Hero page for her husband in support of CLCRF. The choice to support CLCRF stemmed from their own personal reasons. “Andy and I had a scare with our second child, Charlie, earlier this year when he suddenly developed a blood disorder,” explained Natalie.

“We were so grateful to find out he was not in fact diagnosed with leukaemia as we had anticipated from the initial results. This inspired me to help support and raise awareness of the work of Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.”

Natalie and Andy are aware of the suffering that those battling blood cancers have to endure after Andy’s mum was diagnosed with a haematological cancer 2 years ago.

“It’s incredibly sad that anyone suffers a haematological cancer… but more tragic for this to happen to a child and result in loss of such young lives.”

Andy was presented with his Everyday Hero page on Saturday, October 19 after an incredible total of $2550.57 had been raised for the Foundation by his generous friends and family.

“My husband loved his webpage and looks forward to trying to build up the donation bank himself!”

We would like to thank both Natalie and Andy for choosing to support the Foundation through this wonderful gift idea! Do you have a birthday coming up or want to do something a little more meaningful this Christmas? It’s easy to create your own fundraising page through Everyday Hero. Simply follow the steps below.

How to create a fundraising page:

  1. Create a fundraising page and select CLCRF as your charity.
  2. Personalise your page with a photo and tell everyone why you’re supporting CLCRF.
  3. Share your unique supporter page link with your friends, family, and colleagues through social media.
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Happy Birthday Geoff!

Geoff became actively involved in fundraising for research into childhood cancers after two of his sons were struck by the terrible disease. His son Brent was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just shy of his third birthday and his other son Stewart was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 13 years old.

After feeling helpless watching his two sons battling cancer, Geoff joined forces with Peter Harper at CLCRF and took fundraising to a whole new level. Geoff was appointed Chairman in 1982 and within two years, he helped to raise $100,000 and recruited renowned cancer research Professor Ursula Kees.

Geoff has always been dedicated to serving the community, as demonstrated through rewards and accolades. In 2009 Geoff was made a member of the General Division for the Order of Australia, in 2014 he was a finalist for the WA Senior Australian of the Year and in 2018 AMP honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Some incredible achievements!

It’s without a doubt that the Foundation would not be where it is today without the amazing leadership and dedication of Geoff.

Thank you, Geoff! We wish you nothing but joy in your milestone year and may you enjoy many more beautiful days ahead of you.

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Music and Fun

Source: Post Newspapers – October 19 2019 – page 74

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation’s annual family night out is at Gloucester Park on Saturday, November 9, with Perth Symphony Orchestra perform- ing family favourites. Tickets are $45, children free, and proceeds support research into childhood cancers. Take a picnic or enjoy take-aways from food trucks. Gates open at 4.30pm and the musical fun starts at 5.30pm.

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Saving at the Show with CLCRF

We were recently delighted to offer some of our supporters a wonderful opportunity at this year’s Perth Royal Show, thanks to Lotterywest and the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia.

Deserving families were invited to the Lotterywest Animal Nursery experience with Farmer Nigel which included free tickets to the show, conveniently located parking, food vouchers and complimentary showbags.

It is no secret that the Perth Royal show can put a big dent in the family budget, so we are grateful we were able to relieve some financial pressure and offer an incredible experience to children who may not have had the chance to attend otherwise.

“We could never have afforded to go to the Royal Show without you,” said Chrissy Roberts, who attended the experience with her daughter and four grandchildren. “We worked out with four food vouchers, $20 parking, three free show bags from the Animal Nursery, and the entry costs for the six of us, we have saved $200 and we are so very grateful.”

We greatly appreciate this opportunity afforded to us by Lotterywest and the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. It is wonderful to see these organisations demonstrating social responsibility and supporting the wider community.

The Foundation looks forward to continuing a relationship with these organisations and we hope to be able to provide similar opportunities to our supporters in the future.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news and opportunities from CLCRF!

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Raising Funds Through Marathon Match

The Foundation was recently thrilled to receive a donation of $1,090 from the wonderful students and teachers at Lynwood Senior High School.

The funds were raised through a marathon soccer match which saw a total of 45 students and a few crazy teachers playing indoor soccer for a duration of 24-hours. The players were separated into two teams, Blue and Green, and played in two-hour shifts while the Soccer Committee Parents cooked dinner and breakfast for everyone.

The goal of the match was to raise money for the Soccer Academy and CLCRF. Over $6,000 was raised in total, a remarkable feat that matched the efforts on the court.

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