Reflecting on the last working month of 2022 at Sirron, the highlight was the Sirron team attending The Kids’ Cancer Project “Christmas for a Cure” fundraising luncheon at Royal Randwick on Thursday December 8th.
TKCP is an independent national charity and it’s Sirron’s privilege to support their efforts in childhood cancer research through fundraising. On the day, there were spirited (often hilarious and even riotous) in-room auctions with TKCP CEO, Owen Finegan (pictured below in full auction action) raffles and games.
There was also an on-stage ‘Lose Your Locks’ hair shave for Captain Indigo from Taren Cleaning Supplies (pictured left with Sirron MD Greg Gates, Product Manager Sue Saunders, Projects Officer Jenny Matthews and Rugby League legend and panellist, Gordon Tallis), silent auctions and online donations.
It was humbling to be amongst so many amazing and enthusiastic supporters as the whole room rallied to the challenge of meeting the fundraising target of $250,000. And hugely exciting to hear recently that the eventual tally for the day was a magnificent $283,900. This is a wonderful result to boost Aussie research into all childhood cancers, a cause very close to all our hearts here at Sirron.
Enthusiastic support exceeded all expectations…
Effie Kent, TKCP Partnerships Executive, said it best in a recent newsletter to thank event sponsors and supporters:
“…The event absolutely exceeded our expectations. Not only did we raise vital funds for the cause, but the event also proved to be an invaluable opportunity to connect with our wonderful TKCP community and celebrate the achievements from this year and the festive season ahead.
A huge thank you to our MC Roz Kelly as well as all of our fantastic panellists Gorden Tallis, Justin Harrison and Briony Akle who brought many laughs and entertained us on the day.
Special thank you to Molly Croft and Dr Geoff McCowage (pictured left) who continue to raise awareness of the devastating statistics of childhood cancer and who also continue to share so bravely, their own personal experience with childhood cancer”.
Working towards a vision of a cancer-free world starts with research…
Sirron’s support of TKCP began with the realisation that the research and support work being done by their team is fundamental to this possibility: What if we lived in a world where no parent lost a child to this devastating disease and no child lost the freedom and innocence of their childhood years to fight it?
As we kick off into the New Year, we look forward to further supporting the incredible team at TKCP in their fundraising endeavours throughout 2023.
Speaking of which…
…The Kids’ Cancer Project turns 30 in 2023 and, if you’re keen to get involved, two initiatives to look out for are “Future Cure” and “K’Day”.
If you’ve ever wanted to make a donation to a specific research project, then you’ll love “Future Cure”. This is a new TKCP program revolving around 6 key research projects, all funded by donations. Keen to choose one?! To find out more, please click here.
Watch out for news on this community event on 15th February. In support of International Childhood Cancer Day, the initiative encourages finding your “inner child” for the day and making a pledge to support all the kids doing it tough. To read more, please click here.