Leo’s meaningful first birthday

First birthdays are such a special milestone in a family’s life. It’s a time to celebrate the little human you brought into the world by letting your loved ones shower them with affection and gifts.

For Leo Kilgallon’s first birthday, his parents asked their family and friends to consider giving their son a more meaningful gift than toys, a donation towards childhood cancer research.

“We were happy to celebrate Leo’s first birthday by asking for donations to CLCRF,” said Leo’s mum, Tania James. “We have never taken for granted what a blessing it is to have a healthy, happy baby, and we hope he continues to grow up healthy and strong.”

With many children having cupboards full of toys that they don’t even know they have, asking for donations instead of gifts is a great way to reduce the amount of unnecessary clutter coming into your home, while also giving back to the community. On top of that, the thoughtful gesture teaches children about helping others and making a difference in the world – even though young Leo may not be able to fully comprehend this just yet!

“Asking for donations to CLCRF, instead of gifts, meant that Leo could bring joy and hope to other families whose babies haven’t had the chance to fully embrace life, due to illness. This is a much greater gift than toys,” expressed Tania.

We would like to wish Leo a very happy first birthday and we thank his parents, Tania and Matthew, for choosing to support the Foundation for this special occasion.

Want to help make a difference and give your child the gift of giving? Consider asking for a donation towards childhood cancer research in lieu of birthday gifts! Our team will be happy to assist you if you have any questions or need help getting started. Simply call our office on (08) 9363 7400 or send us an email.