Join our Virtual Bike Trek!

As our amazing South West Bike Trek riders get ready to set off on their 6 day journey from South Perth to Augusta, we have some exciting news for those who would like to join in on the fun from their own home. This year, the South West Bike Trek has also gone virtual for the very first time!

Our virtual Bike Trek will take our fundraising to a whole new level, encouraging hundreds of people around Australia to take part from wherever they are, all to help fund child cancer research.

As part of the virtual format and in keeping with COVID-19 safe management measures, participants can clock up their rides in their own time and at their own pace, commencing their preferred distance from 10 October 2021 and completing their kilometres within a month.

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started, individuals and teams can now sign up and join the South West Bike Trek. Simply set up your profile, nominate the distance you would like to aim for and start fundraising for an important cause! You can even sync your distances travelled by connecting your Strava or FitBit account to your profile.

Get your workplace or school involved or challenge your family and friends. This is a fun experience that can see you turning your daily cycle workout into a ride that can change children’s lives – all from the comfort of your own home, neighbourhood, gym or fitness session.

It’s FREE to register for the virtual event, all 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 and their families who live with this disease.

South West Bike Trek 2021

CLCRF’s annual South West Bike Trek kicks – or pedals – off on Sunday 10 October! The Bike Trek will take place across the beautiful South West region until 16 October and it has once again been organised by CLCRF member Eric Maddock, with the help of his wife Annette, and Lions and Rotary Clubs.

The Bike Trek will launch from South Perth foreshore and will finish in Augusta, with riders enjoying a leisurely ride through Mandurah, Fairbridge, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Binningup, Eaton, Boyanup, Capel, Busselton, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Booranup.

This event has seen huge success in the past, raising $771,000 in total since it started in 2002. Last year, the event raised over $35,000 for childhood cancer research, an incredible result we are hoping to beat in 2021.

We wish all of our riders the best of luck on their 6-day journey, and we thank them in advance for their incredible efforts to help us raise funds for childhood cancer research. If you would like to show your support for our riders, please consider donating to their fundraising pages.

Eco Learning and Bush Kinder Kids Dress up for CLCRF

In August, Eco Learning and Bush Kinder Langford had a lot of fun celebrating Book Week at their centre. The children explored a variety of engaging experiences to further develop their love of books as well as their early literacy skills.

Families were invited to the centre to share favourites from home with classmates, and their community library saw much foot traffic, with children browsing different books to find that special one to take home for the evening.

To finish off the week, Eco Learning held a Book Week dress-up day, where the children and practitioners put together some amazing costumes portraying characters from their favourite books. All donations from this day went to CLCRF as their charity of choice, with a total of $85 raised. Everyone had a great week and they can’t wait to do it all again next year!

We thank Eco Learning and Bush Kinder Langford for their wonderful support.

A fine donation from Thornlie Bowling Club

For many years, CLCRF has received the generous support of the Thornlie Bowling Club. This year was no exception with the Club donating $860 towards childhood cancer research.

“At every bowling event, we have a fines session where we normally charge $1 per fine,” said Trevor Drummond, Thornlie Bowling Club Director. “These included fines for wrong bias, no names on a score card, not wearing the correct uniform, and anything else the fines master of the day could dream up.”

All funds raised through these fines were put in a donation tin that came directly to CLCRF. “Everyone was happy to see their fines go towards such an important cause,” expressed Trevor.

We would like to thank the Thornlie Bowling Club for their incredible support over the years. We also thank the bowlers who willingly paid their fines to our Foundation to help support the important research into childhood cancers.

St Ives Fete Day

On Sunday, 25 July, St Ives Retirement Living’s Northshore Village hosted a Fete Day to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The Fete Day included a white elephant stall, a chocolate wheel, cake stall, sausage sizzle, afternoon tea, children’s games, mini golf and so much more.

“Our fun Fete Day went off very well,” said Glenys Sefton, who ran the white elephant stall on the day. “Luckily the sun shone on Sunday afternoon and the attendance was outstanding.”

The Fete Day raised $3225 for the Foundation. This is an amazing result, and we are so thankful for all the residents and their generous families who helped raise these vital funds which will help improve outcomes for future generations of children diagnosed with cancer.

We also thank everyone who helped organise the event, including Maureen the head organiser. It sounds like this event went off without a hitch, so we congratulate everyone who was involved and helped on the day.

A fruity donation from Butler IGA Food Market & Northern Valley Packers

Northern Valley Packers have been running a competition each month since June, looking for the best in-store citrus display. The store with the best display is awarded a $2,500 donation which they can put towards a community project or charity of their choice.

In July, the winner of this exciting competition was Butler IGA Food Market who generously donated their funds towards CLCRF, to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

We are so grateful for Butler IGA Food Market’s decision to support our Foundation and we congratulate them on their win.

Butler IGA Food Market is a family-owned business that is passionate about giving back to the community. “We would like to thank all our staff who have helped with the fruit and veg area which allowed us to win the competition, in turn allowing us to support a worthy cause helping children with leukaemia and cancer,” expressed the General Manager of the store.

A big thank you to everyone at Butler IGA Food Market, Rebelo Group and, of course, Northern Valley Packers for creating this fun way for grocers to give back to the community.

Beyond Bank rewards CLCRF

Thanks to our supporters, CLCRF has received a donation of $1649.21 from Beyond Bank, as part of their Beyond Bank Community Reward Program. Through the Community Reward Program, Beyond Bank is donating back a share of over $520,000 to hundreds of grassroots groups and charities across Australia.

This program is an exciting and unique way for supporters of the Foundation to contribute to childhood cancer research just by having a savings account with Beyond Bank. With a Community Reward Account, you can save your money and in return CLCRF receives a Community Reward Payment, based on the combined average annual balances of all supporter’s savings. Basically, the more you save, the more Beyond Bank will donate towards CLCRF.

A Beyond Bank Community Reward Account has many key benefits. There are no costs or monthly account-keeping fees, there are great interest rates, and you can conveniently access your account online on your phone 24/7.

So start saving and let Beyond Bank do the giving! Open a Community Reward Account today.

Giacinta’s head shave to honour a loved one

15-year-old Giacinta Chivers will be shaving her head this September to raise funds for childhood cancer research and honour her late Aunty who lost her life to the disease.

“Five years ago, I lost someone who was very close to my heart,” expressed Giacinta. “My Aunty Jo was someone who I could always look up to and admire for her strength and care. Her kind nature and strong will through battling cancer is what I am remembering and honouring by raising money to shave my head in her memory.”

The idea to shave her head came from Giacinta’s mother who shaved her own head during her Aunty’s battle. “My mum really inspired me with this,” said Giacinta. “I am hoping to raise $1000 dollars, however anything and everything I get is worth it to me.”

Her Aunty Jo’s passing has affected Giacinta and her family tremendously. “My Aunty was like a second mum to me,” she expressed. “We played doll house, kitchen cooking, and hair braiding together and she brought such special memories and experiences to my life.”

Giacinta will be shaving her head on 11 September, and we thank her for choosing to support our Foundation while honouring her beloved Aunty Jo.

“I decided to support CLCRF because I know childhood cancer is quite common within Australia,” Giacinta said. “I wanted to support a Foundation that was working hard to decrease these statistics.”

If you would like to support Giacinta and help her raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research, simply head to her fundraising page.

Ruby Club

Join the Ruby Club!

How would you like the chance to win $1,000 cash every month, on top of $15,000 every 4 months? Sign up to our exclusive Ruby Club today!

 For just $10 a month you will receive automatic entry into 15 raffles throughout the year, which includes:

  • 3 x major raffles with the chance to WIN $15,000 cash
  • 12 x exclusive Ruby Club Member only cash prize draws with the chance to WIN $1,000 cash

That means there is over $57,000 in prizes that you could win each year!

With childhood cancer still the leading cause of death from disease in Australian children, your generous monthly support is crucial to help us continue our research and ensure that future generations will be the ones to live cancer free.

View the 2021 Prize Program.

Sign up to our Ruby Club.  

Top Tips for The Plus Fitness Currambine Oar-Inspiring Indoor Row

Who’s excited to take on the ultimate rowing challenge to help support childhood cancer research? Plus Fitness Currambine will be kindly hosting The Oar-Inspiring Indoor Row at their gym on Saturday 3 October, where participants will race a marathon on Concept 2 Rowers in teams of 4.

To help you get prepared for this thrilling event, Paul from Plus Fitness Currambine has put together “8 to be great” tips!

  1. Preparation is key
    Make sure you have done your prep prior to the big day supplies, water, food, supplements, music, training etc.
  2. Regular rowing
    Try to row as often as possible with your training schedule prior to the big day. I once asked a 5-time world kick boxing champion at a seminar how I could improve my kicking. Waiting on a fancy, elaborate answer he simply replied – KICK! Whatever it is you want to get better at just do and do it regularly.
  3. Hydration
    It’s going to be a long workout so keeping hydrated is very important. Water, isotonic drinks and the like.
  4. Nutrition
    Don’t jump on the rower with a full stomach. Eat well before the start and make sure you snack throughout the session. NOT WITH BURGERS!
  5. Support
    Having good support from family, friends and loved ones is essential when undertaking a challenge like this. Bring people with you to cheer you and your team mates on.
  6. Pace
    Unless you are going for the win or a PB (Personal best) then pace the race. Don’t go too hard too soon otherwise it will become a very uncomfortable grind to the finish.
  7. Training Schedule
    Make sure you are adding in good quality training leading up to the challenge. Endurance is key here so ask for training programs to help.
  8. Celebrate your achievement
    What you have just completed needs to be recognised and celebrated so enjoy the moment, raise a glass and congratulate your teammates and especially yourself for a job well done.

Think you’re up for the challenge? Join the crew! To enter, or for more information, all you need to do is email Plus Fitness Currambine.

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