Daffodil Day not far away
Not only the colour of happiness, bringing to mind bright, beautiful sunshine, but the colour of daffodils – the internationally-recognised symbol of hope.
Turn the Coffs Coast yellow for Daffodil Day on August 26 and help hope grow.
Daffodil Day celebrates 25 years of fundraising and support services this year and retiring volunteer Norma Wells was there to watch the event blossom locally.
Ms Wells recalls walking the streets of Coffs Harbour with her sister, Marlene, in 1992 selling freshly cut, golden daffodils from baskets.
Having lost both her parents to cancer, Ms Wells is well aware of the ripple effects of this pervasive disease and has been an active volunteer, raising $14,000 over the years.
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate and I enjoyed knowing I was contributing to a very worthwhile cause,” Ms Wells said.
Volunteers Kathy Derrett and Glenn Getty walked about the city yesterday spreading the message: “With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer by age 85, most will know someone affected and therefore, no matter who you are, Daffodil Day is for you”.
The Cancer Council is calling for new volunteers and for the public to get involved and support the cause.
For further information or to register, contact Ruth Gollan on 0411 785 848, visit the website http://www.daffodilday.com.au/ or drop into 121 High St Coffs Harbour.