He­roes come in yel­low

Tablelands Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

MA­REEBA and Dim­bu­lah will turn yel­low for to­day with vol­un­teers sell­ing daf­fodils to raise funds for Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land.

Lisa Wyer, Kay Har­rold and Cathy Cowan (pic­tured) will be among those sell­ing flow­ers.

Ma­reeba and Dim­bu­lah will turn yel­low to­day to raise funds for Can­cer Coun­cil as vol­un­teers set up sta­tions to sell daf­fodils and mer­chan­dise for Daf­fodil Day.

About 360 bunches of daf­fodils which equals out to be about 4000 in­di­vid­ual flow­ers will be dis­trib­uted this year.

Daf­fodils are a sym­bol for hope across the world and rep­re­sents those that have been lost, sur­vived or af­fected be­cause of can­cer.

Ma­reeba Can­cer Coun­cil vol­un­teer Kay Har­rold said she has been a vol­un­teer for more than 25 years.

While now re­tired, she said that when she first started work­ing at the Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal many years ago she fi­nally un­der­stood the ef­fects that can­cer can have on ev­ery­one.

“We are rais­ing money so that one day we can find a cure,” she said.

Can­cer Coun­cil vol­un­teer An­nette Mor­ri­son said she vol­un­teers so that she can help peo­ple and she hopes that other peo­ple will come for­ward and help the cause. Stalls will be set up around Ma­reeba and Dim­bu­lah to­day for those who would like to help sup­port Daf­fodil Day. Last year about $4000 was raised in the Ma­reeba and Dim­bu­lah area.

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