DAFFODIL day was a huge success for Cancer Council Queensland this year.
Friday, August 28, was Daffodil Day and the dedicated team of volunteers spent Friday selling flowers and other fantastic items.
Volunteer Bev Santacaterina said the fundraiser was a huge success, raising a massive $1713.05 – $400 more than last year.
“We want to thank Childers for all of the support on Daffodil Day,” Mrs Santacaterina said.
Every year Daffodil Day raises funds to support vital research into cancer, prevention programs and much-needed patient support.
The daffodil was chosen as a symbol of hope, rebirth and a new start for all affected by the disease.
“All the volunteers here today are all survivors of cancer. We are a mixed group of survivors, carers and cancer patients,” she said.
One in three people will be affected by cancer and the organisation relies on community support to one day find a cure for the disease.
“We have a support group here in Childers. It’s not about doom and gloom – we have a laugh, a chat, it’s a place to socialise with others,” Mrs Santacaterina said.
She said it can be very hard to come to grips with a diagnosis and they were there for support. For more information phone Lorraine on 4126 2305.
DAFFODIL DAY: Jenny Masters, Lorraine Paice, Bev Santacaterina and Anita Shelton harness the power of the humble yellow daffodil.