A school in The Vines to go yel­low for Daf­fodil Day.

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

ANNE Hamer­s­ley Pri­mary School will be a sea of yel­low this month as the school pre­pares to raise vital funds and aware­ness for can­cer re­search on Daf­fodil Day.

Year 4 teacher Lau­ren Cham­bers de­cided to hold an event for the whole school, which she hopes will raise $1000 for the Can­cer Coun­cil.

Ms Cham­bers said it was the third event she had held at a school after start­ing it as a way to sup­port her mother, who was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

She said this was the first event she had held at The Vines school and it had been well re­ceived by kids.

“Every­one is re­ally ex­cited about the event,” she said.

“We’ve been sell­ing mer­chan­dise in the lead-up to the event and on Daf­fodil Day we will be hold­ing a yel­low day, with fresh daf­fodils, a yel­low morn­ing tea fundraiser for staff. Three com­pa­nies have do­nated yel­low cup­cakes, which will be sold for a gold coin do­na­tion.”

Ms Cham­bers said she planned to make the event big­ger ev­ery year and raise more money for can­cer re­search.

“My mum is my in­spi­ra­tion be­hind this cause,” she said.

“Each year I try to make it big­ger and raise more money.”

Can­cer Coun­cil WA fundrais­ing man­ager Betty Cot­trell thanked the Anne Hamer­s­ley Pri­mary School community for their sup­port of Daf­fodil Day.

“It's won­der­ful to see the staff and stu­dents show­ing their sup­port for Can­cer Coun­cil WA through this fundraiser and rais­ing much-needed funds to con­tinue our valu­able ed­u­ca­tion, pre­ven­tion and sup­port work,” she said.

Daf­fodil Day is on Fri­day Au­gust 25, with all funds raised go­ing to­wards can­cer re­search, sup­port ser­vices, pre­ven­tion pro­grams and ad­vo­cacy cam­paigns.

This year's theme is ‘For some­one I know.

Visit www.daf­fodil­day. com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d472404

Year 4 stu­dents get in the mood for Daf­fodil Day.

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