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Friday, August 26, 2016

Daffodil Day Today

The daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the  new season will bring. It represents the hope there is for the 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer.  As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society.  I was more than happy to help with my purchases of two bunches of these pretty spring flowers from one of the many Cancer Society stalls dotted about our town today.

Purchased for a good cause – daffodils on Daffodil Day

I had left Robin helping out on a stall at one of the local Supermarkets for a couple of hours – no doubt enjoying the chit chat with all the customers as they walked by.  And encouraging them to purchase some Cancer Society goodies so that they would part with their hard earned cash.  Robin and Ray are both Volunteer Drivers for the Cancer Society, taking patients to the hospital for ongoing treatment.

Ray and Robin manning the stall

We have had quite a bit of contact with the Cancer Society lately with my recent medical issue, and they do marvellous work.  The organisation also produce quite a range of informative booklets, run a health line telephone service, support groups, and scientific research.  We can’t thank them enough for all their help.


Kate said...

Jenny, that's such a lovely photo of you with the daffodils!!

Nancy J said...

Up here they had little pots of " Tete-a-tete" tiny flowers bulbs, about 3 or more in a bright yellow pot, for $10, so naturally one came home with us. Heaps of blooms in buckets all over town, I read that Wanganui had no cut flowers after a glitch with their supplier.