Big day fol­lows months of plan­ning

The Leader (Nelson) - - DAFFODIL DAY -

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.

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