Buy a daf­fodil for cancer cause

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: FILE

BLOOMIN’ GOOD CAUSE: Support Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land by buy­ing fresh daf­fodils and mer­chan­dise from volunteers at Biloela Shoppingworld.

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