The daffodils had sold out by the time the Independent made it to the Yamba Lions Club’s Daffodil Day stall in the Yamba CBD, however, Palmers Channel resident Colleen Harris was more than happy to purchase a Cancer Council teddy bear from Yamba Lion Stella Jackson, to support the cause. Image: Geoff Helisma.
Daffodil Day celebrated 30 years of fundraising for the Cancer Council last Friday August 26.
More than 650 sites across NSW were staffed by more than 5,000 volunteers, including 200 across Northern NSW.
This year the Cancer Council hopes to raise $2.6m in NSW and $6.7m nationally.
Since its inception, Daffodil Day has raised over $133m for life-saving cancer research, support services and prevention programs.
“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, with one in two Australians predicted to be diagnosed by age 85,” Daffodil Day coordinator Sarah Royall said.