Naracoorte Cancer Council branch to host Daffodil Day

DAFFODIL DAY: Judy Schinckel (left), Chris Gale and Phoebe Mcarthur with some of the Daffodill Day merchandise at the Veg Shed.
DAFFODIL DAY: Judy Schinckel (left), Chris Gale and Phoebe Mcarthur with some of the Daffodill Day merchandise at the Veg Shed.

Community members are encouraged to support the upcoming Daffodil Day to help raise much needed resources for Cancer Council Australia.

Daffodil’s and other merchandise will be on sale on August 25 to support one of the organisations annual fundraising events. 

Cancer Council SA Naracoorte Branch president Chris Gale said preparations were on track and is confident they will be well supported on the day.

“The local community always give amazing support and help raise funds,” she said.

Mrs Gale and the team of volunteers will have their main trading table set-up with plenty of goods like sweet treats, raffle tickets and of course the bright yellow daffodil’s.

They welcome anyone who would like to donate any baked goods towards the cause.

Last year, the branch managed to help raise about $2500. Mrs Gale said reaching the same target would be great although they have not really set themselves an overall goal.

“We don’t set a target but obviously we want to raise as much as we can for the cause,” she said.

Their 2016 total contributed to the $5.6 million gathered nationwide from the efforts of other branch’s, schools, organisations and individual donations. 

In Australia today, there are more than 1.1 million people either living with cancer or who’ve survived a diagnosis. 

Mrs Gale expressed that the branch are simply motivated to continue with their efforts knowing they are helping to support people who are battling the disease or the families affected by it.

The local cancer council branch will have their stall ready by 9am on Friday at 114 Smith St, Naracoorte.

There will also be merchandise available at Maddies Cafe, Blacksmiths Cafe, Morris Bakery and Maggi Food and Fuel.

For more information about the event or to donate, visit www.daffodilday.com.au.