A bloom­ing mar­vel­lous day

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Bright yel­low daf­fodils could be seen ev­ery­where in Mata­mata on Fri­day for the Can­cer So­ci­ety of New Zealand’s an­nual ap­peal.

Each year, thou­sands of New Zealan­ders get be­hind Daf­fodil Day to sup­port the Can­cer So­ci­ety’s work and to raise aware­ness.

Pro­ceeds go to­wards vi­tal sci­en­tific re­search into the causes and treat­ment of can­cer, as well as pro­vid­ing a wide range of sup­port ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tion and aware­ness pro­grammes for those af­fected.

Mata­mata showed strong sup­port this year, with some vol­un­teers sell­ing out of fresh daf­fodils as early as 10am.

Pho­tos: NI­COLA STE­WART

School sup­port: Mata­mata Pri­mary students show­ing their sup­port for Daf­fodil Day.

Happy to help: Daf­fodil Day had ex­tra sig­nif­i­cance for vol­un­teer Karen Bar­bour, who re­cently beat can­cer.

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