Coast community urged to support Daffodil Day
DAFFODIL Day has become a tradition for Justin Jones, Sarah Drayton and Mark Thorn, and this year they are challenging businesses, schools and community groups to get involved.
"Daffodil Day is always good fun. We get dressed up, spray our hair and some of the teachers get into the act, too. It's a great day and all supporting a great cause," Toormina High School student Justin Jones said.
This year will be Toormina High's eighth year supporting Daffodil Day, and teacher Jim Murdoch said Daffodil Day helps students understand the impact of cancer on the community and learn that their contribution really does make a difference to people's lives.
Mark Thorn from the Students' Association at the Coff Harbour Education Campus says the small amount of work involved in ordering daffodil merchandise and selling them around campus is nothing compared with the pride of knowing that everyone has done their bit to support people living with cancer.
"The students really get a buzz out of supporting Daffodil Day and just a couple of dollars for a daffodil or a pen makes such a difference," he said.
Megan Hill from the Mid North Coast Regional Office of The Cancer Council NSW says the support of businesses, schools, churches and community groups is vital to the success of Daffodil Day across NSW.
"Last Daffodil Day we had wonderful support from the Coffs Coast," she said.
"Through their support and hard work we raised $48,000 towards our efforts to defeat cancer.
"We at the Cancer Council believe that cancer can be defeated. By selling Daffodil Day merchandise or volunteering at a local stall, residents from the Coffs Coast can help us move closer to this goal."
n The Mid North Coast of The Cancer Council NSW is looking for people to support Daffodil Day on Friday, August 19, to help raise the target of $190,000 for the Mid North Coast and $3 million for NSW. Call 6651 5732.