Big day follows months of planning
Planning for tomorrow’s Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s annual flagship fundraiser, started many months ago.
The Nelson Centre has been a hive of activity with staff coordinating their dedicated army of volunteers who work hard to help make the day another successful fundraising event.
Daffodil bulbs are planted well in advance on various pieces of land in the Moutere area. The daffodil stems are then picked, delivered to the centre and bunching is done by a group of volunteers. Members from the Nelson branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand drive volunteers in their vintage cars to deliver these to many businesses in the region.
Volunteers help to put together the many merchandise orders for stall holders to sell on the day, and other volunteers make jam that will also be sold.
Some great things are happening this Daffodil Day in Nelson.
The iconic giant daffodil will once again be erected at the Church Steps for everyone to enjoy and yellow balloons will be up around a lot of the city streets.
This year, the Nelson Cancer Society will be attempting to break a Guinness world record for ‘‘the largest toy windmill display’’ at the church steps.
Local schools have been asked to help set up the impressive display of yellow toy windmill daffodils for everyone to view and enjoy.
The iconic giant daffodil will once again be erected at the Church Steps for everyone to enjoy.
Volunteer Lois Zachariassen accepts a ride in John Tomlinson’s 1939 Chevrolet to deliver fresh daffs.