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Another successful Quiz Night for CLCRF!

On Saturday November 14, we held our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Night at Lathlain Function Centre at Perth Football Club. After a long year of COVID-19 restrictions working against us, we are so grateful this much-loved event was able to safely go ahead (after some rescheduling.)

The capacity restrictions of this year’s event did not stop the Quiz Night from being another roaring success, with an incredible total of $17,163 raised for the Foundation!

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Thank you Plus Fitness, Currambine!

During the month of October, Plus Fitness Currambine implemented a wonderful initiative to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. From October 1 to 31, the proceeds of all membership access card sales were donated to the Foundation.

We are thrilled to announce that a total of $500 was raised! We would like to thank Paul Butterfield, the club manager of Plus Fitness Currambine, for implementing this great idea and for thinking of CLCRF.

“I walked into Currambine Shopping Centre and there was a lovely lady promoting your organisation,” said Paul. “I believe everything happens for a reason, so it can’t be a coincidence that the very day I was looking for a charity I walked in and came across CLCRF. It just felt right.”

“I am a father and I have sadly lost some of my family members to cancer. So, supporting the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation seemed appropriate.”

We would like to thank Paul, Plus Fitness Currambine and all of the people who signed up to become a member and purchase an access card during the month of October. There really was no better reason to get fit and active!

By joining Plus Fitness, you can use any of their gyms with no lock in contracts and 24-hour access. We recommend visiting Paul and the team at Plus Fitness Currambine for your workouts! Head to their website for more information.

A wild donation for our Quiz Night!

In the lead up to our annual Keep the Flame Alive Quiz Nights, our volunteers are always working hard to source the best donations to use as a way to raise funds for childhood cancer research. This year, Tina Chong from Wild Cards & Gifts at Westfield Carousel helped make their job very easy!

Tina kindly donated a few trolleys full of goodies from her store to help us out. These goodies included door stops, named trucks, clutch bags, personalised pens in tins, mugs, light up bottles, plaques and much more. Altogether, this donation came to the incredible retail price of $3,470!

We would like to thank Tina for being so generous, especially during such an uncertain year. Tina cares deeply about giving to charity and said she really wants to help us make a difference.

“I like to give to charity,” said Tina. “So, I’m happy to help where I can.”

As a lot of these products were personalised gifts, Tina was happy for us to auction off some of the named items prior to the Quiz Night as a way to raise funds for the Foundation.

We encourage you all to visit Tina at Wild Cards & Gifts at Westfield Carousel. The store offers wonderful gift ideas, a hassle-free shopping experience and friendly service. It’s the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping! You can find the store on level 1 of Westfield Carousel, next to Senso Espresso.

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner!

Our latest Raffle #52 was drawn Friday 30 October (Permit Number: LS214045120) and we are thrilled to announce that the winning ticket was no. 387761!

The very lucky winner has been contacted by the Foundation.

We would like to thank everyone who supported this raffle and helped raise funds for vital research into childhood cancers.

Our next raffle has now started and will be drawn on February 26, 2021. If you would like to purchase tickets, head to our raffle website.

CLCRF ride with BJR

Source: Brad Jones Racing – Thurs, 15 October 2020

Brad Jones Racing is proud to support the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation at the Bathurst 1000.

CLCRF is a Western Australia charity that is close to both team owners, Brad and Kim Jones, hearts. BJR will carry the charity’s emblem on the B-Pillar of Nick Percat & Thomas Randle’s Supercar to raise awareness for this extraordinary charity.

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Grab a burger and support childhood cancer research!

CLCRF has been selected to participate in Grill’d Subiaco’s Local Matters initiative this month!

Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that began in 2011 as a way for the restaurant to give back, help strengthen, and support the communities that have always supported them.

Each month, in every Grill’d restaurant, there are three jars representing three different community groups for customers to support. With every burger ordered, a Local Matters token is handed over for customers to drop 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.

We would love your support in receiving the $300 donation! All you need to do is head to Grill’d Subiaco before October is over and pop your Local Matters token into our jar when you order a burger.

It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support for childhood cancer research!

Start making change!

When it comes to recycling, Western Australians have the chance to make real change. Containers for Change is a WA recycling scheme that lets you cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each.

The mission of this wonderful initiative is to increase recycling and reduce the number of drink containers that litter our environment. In WA, we use more than 1.3 billion eligible drink containers each year; enough drink containers to line a path from Perth to Broome 42 times!

Not only does Containers for Change aim to help the environment, but it also aims to provide benefits for community groups by providing supporters with an easy way to donate their container refunds.

CLCRF are thrilled to be a part of this initiative, which gives you the exciting opportunity to support childhood cancer research AND the environment. All you need to do is go to your nearest refund point and quote our Containers for Change Scheme ID when returning your containers.

Our Scheme ID is C10285275

With over 200 Containers for Change refund points, there is sure to be one near you! You can find your local refund point by heading to www.containersforchange.com.au/wa

 

 

 

 

Riders pumped for 600km trek to aid cause

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Times – Mon, 5 October 2020 9:25AM
Author: Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times

Determined bike riders are pumping up their tyres ahead of this month’s South West Bike Trek, a 600km journey between Perth and Augusta. The 15 riders will set off from South Perth Foreshore on October 11, with hopes of raising $40,000 for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.

Trek co-ordinator and foundation member Eric Maddock has been involved in the event for the past 12 years after his great-niece was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four. Mr Maddock said the treatment and support she received left him with an overwhelming sense of wanting to “pay it back”.

Australia has one of the highest occurrences of childhood cancer in the world, with 600 children diagnosed every year, and the trek has raised almost $700,000 for the foundation since its beginning 18 years ago. The trek is conducted at a leisurely pace, encouraging riders to work together to ensure each other’s wellbeing.

Foundation head Kylie Dalton said the foundation would have been heavily affected if the trek was cancelled this year.

“The trek is our biggest fundraising event each year. Having the community riders who get involved and do this type of ride, it means more than just the fundraising, it allows those riders to continue to share our stories along the way.”

Schools were encouraged to support the riders through gold-coin donation days, and event organisers have called on the public to “adopt a rider” to assist with fundraising efforts.

The nine-day trek will conclude in Augusta on October 17. To adopt a rider, visit swbiketrek.com.au.

South West Bike Trek 2020

Source: 97.3 CoastFM – 2 October 2020

On Sunday 11th October, The South West Bike Trek begins in Perth and finishes in Augusta on Saturday, 17th October. The event will involve 15 mature aged riders, who will make the 600km trek to raise money for the Children’s Leukemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF).

The South West Bike Trek is the biggest purely volunteer run fundraising event for childhood cancer in WA and since it started in 2002, has raised close to $700,000 for CLCRF.

This year, organizers are calling for the public to “adopt a rider” in an effort to assist the fundraising efforts of the 15 incredible riders who have signed up for the challenge. Due to COVID-19 severely impacting the riders’ ability to fundraise, schools are also being encouraged to support riders by holding gold coin donation days.

It’s such a wonderful event that almost never happened this year due to COVID-19 and they’d love to get the word out about this incredibly important event.

There are a number of riders from Mandurah and surrounds involved in the trek as well!

The 2020 South West Bike Trek is expected to follow the below schedule:

Day 1 Sunday 11 October – South Perth to Fairbridge
Day 2 Monday 12 October – Fairbridge to Preston return
Day 3 Tuesday 13 October – Fairbridge to Harvey
Day 4 Wednesday 14 October – Harvey to Bunbury
Day 5 Thursday 15 October – Bunbury to Busselton
Day 6 Friday 16 October – Busselton to Margaret River
Day 7 Saturday 17 October – Margaret River to Augusta

For more information about the event, head to: https://swbiketrek.com.au/
To donate to and support a rider, head to: https://swbiketrek.com.au/support-riders/

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