Daffodil Day nearing so volunteers called
It was a very personal experience that prompted Rexine Hawes to take on the role of Daffodil Day co-ordinator for the Matamata area.
“My mum had breast cancer so I got to see firsthand what the Cancer Society does,” Mrs Hawes said.
“Until it’s [cancer] in your own backyard you don’t realise what an amazing job organisations like this do.”
Mrs Hawes has taken over the role from Joan Reed who was Daffodil Day co- ordinator for five years.
“The people in Matamata are just amazing when it comes to supporting things like this so it has been a fantastic experience and one I’ve enjoyed immensely,’’ Mrs Reed said.
‘‘Rexine will do an excellent job, she is so enthusiastic.”
Matamata residents have long been known as generous and now Mrs Hawes is asking for people in Matamata to be giving of their time.
“We are desperate for volunteers so want to get as many people on board as possible,’’ she said.
Daffodil Day takes place on August 31 and Mrs Hawes is looking for volunteers who wouldn’t mind giving a few hours of the day to man a stall or walk the streets of Matamata collecting donations. Mrs Hawes would also like to encourage people to come up with their own fundraising initiatives to support Daffodil Day or to get in touch with her if they would like her to deliver a fundrasing bucket to their business premises.
“One person I know is going to make a lovely cake and raffle it off with all the proceeds going to the Cancer Society.”
If you can help in any way, please call Rexine Hawes on 021 477 089.