Tararua’s Daf­fodil Day set­ting a record


With plenty of blooms and even­tu­ally sunny weather, Daf­fodil Day in the Tararua was bound to be suc­cess­ful, given the high lev­els of or­gan­i­sa­tion the lo­cal Can­cer So­ci­ety demon­strates every year.

“It just rolls along each year,” says Shirley Walker, Field Of­fi­cer for the Tararua Can­cer So­ci­ety. “Ev­ery­one knows their role and we just move from one fundraiser to an­other seam­lessly,” she said.

Groups from Eketa¯ huna to Norse­wood were out staffing stalls on Au­gust 31, schools were run­ning com­pe­ti­tions, chief spon­sor ANZ Bank held a quiz night while the Dan­nevirke Cham­ber of Com­merce gal­vanised shops to turn High Street yel­low.

The to­tal raised for Tararua was $22, 299, up on last year and a mag­nif­i­cent ef­fort ac­cord­ing to Shirley. She said all the money is spent in the Tararua and there is an in­creas­ing need for the so­ci­ety’s ser­vices so any ex­tra funds will be well spent.

Glenys Pryde and Mar­garet Gainey got the col­lec­tion rolling for Tararua sell­ing raf­fles and flow­ers for Daf­fodil Day at the Woodville Races on Au­gust 9.

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