Thanks to the community’s generosity, more than $8000 has been raised in Matamata for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society’s 2017 Daffodil Day campaign.
The Cancer Society says the funds raised will help the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer. Catriona Findlay, fundraising manager for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society says the society was grateful to everyone who supported Daffodil Day this year by making a donation or by offering their time to help organise or collect.
‘‘From funding research and providing free support to people with cancer, to helping Kiwis reduce their risk through education and advocacy; every dollar will remain in the region to make a difference in our local communities.’’ The Cancer Society does not receive any direct government funding and relies on community support to provide free services and programmes for people affected by cancer. Now in its 27 th year, Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraising and awareness campaign. All funds raised from Daffodil Day will stay in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region and assist the Cancer Society to provide supportive care for people with cancer..