Naracoorte Cancer Council branch to host Daffodil Day

FUNDRAISER: Judy Schinckel, Chris Gale and Phoebe McArthur with some of the Daffodil Day merchandise at a previous year's fundraiser.
FUNDRAISER: Judy Schinckel, Chris Gale and Phoebe McArthur with some of the Daffodil Day merchandise at a previous year's fundraiser.

Daffodil Day planning is in full swing for later this month, as the local Cancer Council Branch plans a trading table on the main street.

The Naracoorte Cancer Council Branch will again set up on the main street on August 23, Daffodil Day, and encourage locals to come out and support the cause.

"I think so many people are touched by cancer theses days and I think the more we can put into research and better treatment and support for people going through cancer," Naracoorte Cancer Council Branch president Chris Gale said.

"I certainly encourage people to get on board and come and support it."

On top of daffodil pins and merchandise, there will also be a trading table jam-packed with local produce including homemade cakes, jams, biscuits and much more.

"There are some great cooks that bring some lovely merchandise for the trading table and even businesses can pop in and grab some morning tea," Mrs Gale said.

"The local community usually get on board and we usually sell out reasonably quickly."

Last year the Naracoorte Daffodil Day fundraising effort collected an impressive $3000, all donated by generous locals.

"Money raised this year will provide more than hope to people affected by cancer, it will fund vital cancer research that is saving lives every day," Mrs Gale explained.

The Daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone affected by cancer.

Funds will also help to support Cancer Council's cancer prevention programs to help people reduce their own cancer risk.

If you cannot get down to the Trading Table on the 23rd, but still want to make a contribution, donations can be made at www.daffodilday.com.au or by phoning 1300 65 65 85.