Bright blooms raise hope of a cancer cure on Daffodil Day

RAY OF SUNSHINE: Cancer Council volunteers Zena Clout, Corinne Stringer, community programs coordinator Fiona Markwick, Beverley Charles and Peg Adams sell fresh daffodils yesterday. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER 0822lsdaffodil

RAY OF SUNSHINE: Cancer Council volunteers Zena Clout, Corinne Stringer, community programs coordinator Fiona Markwick, Beverley Charles and Peg Adams sell fresh daffodils yesterday. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER 0822lsdaffodil

VOLUNTEERS were overwhelmed by the support of Orange residents for the Cancer Council’s annual Daffodil Day fundraiser on Friday.

Fresh daffodils and merchandise were selling fast at 15 sites across Orange, including Post Office Lane, Orange City Centre, North Orange Shopping Centre and Ashcroft’s Supa IGA, in support of the council’s national day of hope.

Cancer Council community relations coordinator Bree Kelly said each site around Orange had been busy all day, since 9am, and had been inundated by people wanting to show their support for the cause.

“It’s fantastic to see everyone come out and support Daffodil Day,” she said.

“If people haven’t been buying daffodils or merchandise, they’re already wearing their pins.

“We’ve also heard some pretty touching stories of hope and survival from people, because cancer affects one in every two people and 1800 people in the western region alone will be diagnosed with cancer.”

Fresh daffodils were supplied to the Cancer Council from Orange City Council and TAFE.

alexandra.king@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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