40k in 40 days: Children’s cancer charity marks anniversary with 40 Days of Kindness

Source: PerthNow: Laura Pond – Western Suburbs Weekly,

A CHILDREN’S cancer charity has launched a fundraiser with a difference – urging people to nominate others deserving of experiences from a Zoom session with national cricket coach Justin Langer to a down south getaway.

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation launched the 40k in 40 days initiative to mark the Subiaco-based charity’s 40th anniversary.

With the COVID-19 pandemic hampering original fundraising plans, it instead sought businesses to donate gifts and is encouraging people to nominate a deserving recipient.

Foundation head of development Kylie Dalton said the charity did not feel right seeking donations amid the pandemic so instead aimed to create a ‘circle of kindness’.

“We encourage everybody to get involved, we all must know somebody that needs a little bit of kindness,” she said.

“It’s why these 40 acts of kindness in the community can really make a difference.”

A different business and their gift is highlighted on each of the 40 days until June 30.

Foundation patron and coach of the Australian cricket team, Justin Langer, urged people to support the cause and donated a gift of a 30-minute chat via Zoom plus cricket memorabilia.

Other gifts include a stay at Pullmans Bunker Bay, vegetable garden makeover by Garden Gurus, $500 voucher to Leederville Cameras and meal kits from This Little Pig Went to Market.

Nominations can be made at www.40kin40days.com.au.