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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..

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