GOOD CAUSE: Gladstone Cancer Council volunteers Maureen Edwards, Pat Perry and Sue Gillard will be among thousands selling daffodils to raise money for the Cancer Council on August 28.
GOOD CAUSE: Gladstone Cancer Council volunteers Maureen Edwards, Pat Perry and Sue Gillard will be among thousands selling daffodils to raise money for the Cancer Council on August 28. Mike Richards

Daffodil volunteers ready to bring sea of yellow

DAFFODILS are about to flood Gladstone, raising hopes and brightening people's day.

On August 28, volunteers from the Cancer Council will set up daffodil-selling booths at five different locations throughout Gladstone.

Cancer Council Gladstone vice-president Pat Perry is just one of the people who will be giving up her time to raise money for research and support for cancer sufferers.

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Ms Perry is a cancer survivor who had her first brush with the disease in 2002 and most recently just three years ago.

"It seems I get a different one every time," Ms Perry said.

"Raising money by selling flowers is rewarding because I know I am helping support country people, who use the Cancer Council lodges for example, and to fund vital research.

"It makes you feel as though you're doing something to help and spending hours standing out the front of Bunnings cooking a sausage sizzle is much more rewarding when you know it's for a good cause."

Right now there are 360,000 Australians living with cancer and 350 people are diagnosed every day.

This year, the Cancer Council hopes to raise $9million and the volunteers won't be selling just flowers.

This year the Cancer Council has brought out a range of new merchandise, including Peppa Pig- branded stickers, water bottles and reusable shopping bags.

Enamel pins, pens, bears and bags will also be sold and on the day two cents per litre of Shell fuel sold at Coles Express will be donated to the Cancer Council.

A bunch of daffodils will cost $7, with other items ranging from $1 to $10.

Just $5 can help the Cancer Council give a newly diagnosed patient support and information. Post a photo of yourself with the daffodil pin at www.daffodilday.com.au/icare.

Where to buy daffodils:

  • Kmart
  • Stockland
  • Gladstone Square centre (The Valley)
  • Tannum Sands' Coles
  • Woolworths at Kirkwood


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