Buy a daffodil for cancer cause
MAKE SURE you get down to Biloela Shoppingworld to buy merchandise for Daffodil Day and help raise money for Cancer Council Queensland.
A group of Biloela residents will be there volunteering their time to make a difference to cancer patients in regional areas.
Volunteer Alison Hodda said the group was inspired to make a difference after seeing the challenges regional cancer patients faced when diagnosed with the disease.
“I don’t think you would be able to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way,” Ms Hodda said.
“Being diagnosed with cancer and living in a regional area often means patients travel quite far for treatment, something which can add to an already difficult time.”
Ms Hodda said the group hoped to raise as much money for Cancer Council Queensland as possible.
“Fundraising for the CancerFREE Challenge enables Cancer Council Queensland to provide much-needed support to regional cancer patients,” Ms Rodda said.
More than 1200 people are diagnosed with cancer in Central Queensland each year, a portion of this from Biloela and surrounds.
“Having access to counselling services, treatment and the Cancer Council Queensland accommodation in Rockhampton, only an hourand-a-half drive away, is invaluable to our community,” Ms Hodda said.
The volunteers will be at Shoppingworld today and tomorrow selling fresh their host of golden daffodils and merchandise.
BLOOMIN’ GOOD CAUSE: Support Cancer Council Queensland by buying fresh daffodils and merchandise from volunteers at Biloela Shoppingworld.