This Friday we will have a brilliant bright team of volunteers out and about all over town collecting for us so we can continue to support those of us with cancer. Wear your Daffodil for a friend...
Published: 26 Aug 15
Daffodil Day this Friday!!!
Did you know this year marks the 25th anniversary of Daffodil Day?
Over that time we have helped thousands of individual and families affected by Cancer.
This Friday we will have a brilliant bright team of volunteers out and about all over town collecting for us so we can continue to support those of us with cancer. Wear your Daffodil for a friend of family member this Daffodil Day and help us support those very people.
Please give generously this Friday on the 25th year of celebrating Daffodil Day.
The Cancer Society Shop on Daffodil Day will be brimming with activity.
Come and say hi to the friendly ladies at the shop.
While you are there decide on some of the merchandise available including:
- Fresh daffodils
- Woollen daffodil broaches
- Charlotte the Bear (sister to George)
- Cancer Society pens, tissue holders and t-shirts
- Donations accepted
Look out for the booths around town. Please give generously.
Where do the donations go?
The money raised through Daffodil Day is spent in the region where it was donated so it returns to the community from which it was given. The initiatives Daffodil Day funds are allocated include:
1) Supporting people with cancer: the Cancer Society Wanganui-Rangitikei-Waimarino provides a wide range of support services for people with cancer and their families, whanau, friends and carers. These services include providing 1400 trips to cancer related appointments and treatments, psychology and counselling services, emergency financial support, support groups, providing information and practical support with breast care, prosthesis and wigs.
2) Scientific Research: the Cancer Society is the largest funder of cancer research after the government. For many years the Society has been funding world-rated research projects into the causes and treatments of cancer. The Society also invests in quality social and behavioural cancer research
3) Information resources: the Cancer has developed one of the Country’s largest information resources. All these resources are available in our region.
4) Raising awareness: this is done by delivering health and educational programmes designed to promote healthier lifestyles and reduce the incidence of cancer, such as the SunSmart Schools and Smokefree campaigns.
Simon Aitken (Cancer Society) and Kelley Scarrow (Gonville Library) show the daffodils and blanket donated for Daffodil Day.
See you at the Markets this Saturday!!
Merchandise and daffodils will be on sale at the markets this Saturday
The daffodil broaches beautiful blanket on display in the photo will be available to purchase via a silent auction at Cancer Society spot at the markets on Daffodil Day.
Jane and Yvonne from the Cancer Society display some of the Daffodils available for purchase from the shop and the various booths around town Saturday
The Shop will be the epicentre for Daffodil Day on Victoria Ave.
Be sure to drop in!!