Call out for volunteers this Daffodil Day

SPREADING HOPE: Dubbo Cancer Support Group members Elise Howe and Gwen Glover selling daffodils  last year. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
SPREADING HOPE: Dubbo Cancer Support Group members Elise Howe and Gwen Glover selling daffodils last year. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Volunteers are needed to help man sites across Dubbo this Daffodil Day.

Daffodil Day will be held Friday, August 25. The funds raised from the day assist Cancer Council with cancer research, prevention programs and support for people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Volunteers will help sell fresh daffodils and Cancer Council merchandise at the Dubbo stalls.

Cancer Council NSW’s communications and events coordinator Western office said she would encourage everyone to get involved in the day in any way they could.

“Volunteers provide invaluable support for the organisation. If you can’t volunteer, you can still buy and wear a daffodil pin, visit a Daffodil Day site or donate online,” she said.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to give back to the community and raise funds for Cancer Council.  The more people get involved in Daffodil Day, the more we can do to beat this terrible disease.”

More than 4,500 volunteers help to sell daffodils and merchandise every year across 650 sites in NSW. Last year $2.1 million was raised for Cancer Council.

More than 1.1 million people in Australia are either living with cancer or have survived a diagnosis.

Stalls will be located at various places around Dubbo, including at Bunnings, and the Delroy Park Shopping Centre. Merchandise can also be purchased from Spotlight and the South Dubbo Newsagency in the lead up to Daffodil Day.

To sign up as a volunteer visit www.daffodilday.com.au/volunteer.