Bunbury residents are asked to dig deep on Friday, August 25 to support the Cancer Council’s annual Daffodil Day.
One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime with the Cancer Council hoping to raise $5.5 million on Daffodil Day to support cancer research, support services for those with a diagnosis and prevention programs.
Bunbury Daffodil Day volunteer Maureen Harris said she first became involved with the Cancer Council while her husband was being treated for prostate cancer in 2006.
“To pass the time while he was having treatment, I started knitting beanies at the hospital and donating them for men going through cancer treatment,” she said.
“Once we were back in Bunbury we became aware of the Cancer Council’s local support centre Dot’s Place and we just started helping where we could.
“By volunteering, it is a chance for us to give back in thanks for all the support we received during a difficult time.”
Mrs Harris said in the five years she has been volunteering on Daffodil Day she has been pleasantly surprised by the community’s generosity and willingness to contribute.
The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone affected by cancer.
On the day, volunteers will have fresh daffodils for sale along with a number of other items including pens, pins, umbrellas and teddy bears. The public are also welcome to make donations.
Cancer Council Daffodil Day stalls will be located at a number of shopping centres including Bunbury Plaza, Bunbury Centrepoint, Bunbury Forum, the Parks Centre, Australind Village and Treendale Shopping Centre.
For more information about the day, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.