Te Puke helps boost Can­cer So­ci­ety funds

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

Te Puke has helped the Can­cer So­ci­ety’s work to the tune of $4546 raised dur­ing the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Can­cer So­ci­ety’s 2018 Daf­fodil Day cam­paign.

The Can­cer So­ci­ety says every dol­lar dropped into their col­lec­tion buck­ets or do­nated on­line will be spent on sup­port­ing New Zealan­ders with all types of can­cer and help­ing pre­vent fu­ture can­cers through ed­u­ca­tion, ad­vo­cacy and vi­tal re­search.

“It’s fan­tas­tic to see our com­mu­ni­ties join forces to raise funds and aware­ness so that to­gether we can help beat can­cer. We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful for the gen­eros­ity of the Te Puke com­mu­nity, and would like to thank everyone who sup­ported Daf­fodil Day this year,” says Ca­tri­ona Find­lay, who is fundrais­ing man­ager for Waikato/Bay of Plenty Can­cer So­ci­ety.

“Daf­fodil Day in Te Puke is or­gan­ised and run en­tirely by vol­un­teers, so a special shout out must go to our lo­cal co­or­di­na­tor Linda Smith and all vol­un­teers who gave their time to help with the ap­peal. We’re also ap­pre­cia­tive of the schools, clubs and busi­nesses who get be­hind Daf­fodil Day and of course the gen­eral pub­lic who have do­nated so gen­er­ously.”

The Can­cer So­ci­ety is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion which re­lies on fundrais­ing, dona­tions and spon­sor­ship to pro­vide free ser­vices and pro­grammes.

“From pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal and emo­tional sup­port to help­ing Kiwis re­duce their risk, every dol­lar goes a long way to make a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­ni­ties,” Ca­tri­ona says.

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