SIGNS OF SPRING
JO Bowers will gather the volunteers for the Myrtleford community’s Cancer Council Daffodil Day fundraising effort this week – for reasons of both heart and head. Cancer last year claimed the lives of her brother, Jeremy, and her aunt. A decade ago her mother also died from cancer. Jo and helpers, surrounded by the happy flowers, will gather at Coles Myrtleford from 9am on Friday – Daffodil Day – seeking vital community support to fund cancer research.
MYRTLEFORD Cancer Council Daffodil Day coordinator Jo Bowers says volunteers will welcome contributions of daffodils for Friday’s annual fundraising at Coles’ Myrtleford store.
The sunny herald of spring has only just started to bloom in the upper Ovens Valley but she hopes gardeners with a surplus of flowers might bring some in on Friday morning to surround the fundraising station and highlight the need for cancer research funds.
Ms Bowers also hopes local people will see the daffodil as a metaphor and give generously towards the national appeal, which last year generated $5.6 million.
She said Myrtleford’s Daffodil Day volunteers would be offering a range of merchandise for sale, including soft toys, soccer balls and footballs, as well as Daffodil Day pins.
“My brother, Jeremy, and my aunt died from cancer last year,” Ms Bowers said. “My mother died from cancer 10 years ago. “So when I was looking for some way to support cancer research I thought Daffodil Day was something that I could do.”
Myrtleford volunteers will be offering the merchandise throughout the day.
HAPPY FLOWER: Jo Bowers is coordinating Myrtleford’s Cancer Council Daffodil Day fundraising effort on Friday and with other helpers at Coles Myrtleford will be offering for sale a range of merchandise to support cancer research.