DESPITE stalls being cancelled, there's still lots of ways to support the Daffodil Day Appeal.
Cancer Council is calling on the Macleay region to show their Flower Power this Daffodil Day Appeal, with the current COVID-19 outbreak forcing the charity to cancel its usual fresh daffodil stalls.
Now in its 35th year, the Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council's most iconic fundraising campaign. Daffodil Day falls on Friday, August 27, but you can get involved any time throughout the month.
Lauren Fraser, community relations coordinator at Cancer Council NSW said "the beloved event will look a little different this year".
"For many of us, Daffodil Day means purchasing a beautiful bunch of fresh daffodils from a Cancer Council flagship stall to help fund world-class cancer research and show our support and importantly improve outcomes for people affected by cancer," Ms Fraser said.
"Sadly, the current COVID-19 outbreak in NSW means that we can't be out in the community this year.
"Our flagship stalls are one of the most important ways that the community choose to support Daffodil Day, both through donations and by purchasing fresh daffodils.
"If you are one of the wonderful people who would usually purchase fresh daffodils, we're counting on you to show your flower power in a different way and help save Daffodil Day."
There are three key ways that communities can still support Daffodil Day this year:
1. Make an online donation at https://www.daffodilday.com.au/donate
2. Become a Yellow Fundraiser. You can take on a challenge, get active in yellow, give up something you love for the month of August - the options are endless.
Register here: https://www.daffodilday.com.au/fundraise-your-way
3. Join their Game for Good campaign. With many of us spending more time on screens now, why not do it for a good cause? Join Cancer Council's team of streamers and power life- saving cancer research by raising funds for Daffodil Day. Visit https://tiltify.com/cancer-council-australia/game-for-good to get started.
To register your fundraiser or donate, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 656-585.
If you or your loved one is affected by cancer and you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19, please call our free and confidential 131-120 Information and Support line.
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