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Daffodil Day 2019

National Community Team News 30 August 2019


Flower Power- $50,000 raised for cancer in a community effort

You don't have to go far to come across someone you know who has been affected by cancer. For Cook Brothers Construction, this reality has hit home on our team more than once. So many of us have friends, family or loved ones in our communities who are living with cancer and we want to help in any way we can.

This year the team at Cook Brothers have again coordinated the Daffodil Gardens, displayed in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wanaka, and Queenstown. Since the first flower was "planted" back in 2017, over 140 business from around the country have come together to raise much-needed funds.

Through another massive effort, we have seen another $20,000 raised this year, with donations going straight to the heart of their communities supporting the invaluable work of the Cancer Society New Zealand. A real team focus for us all, so many of our team reached out to our network making phone calls, hanging banners, and speaking to the community. We are blown away by the support every year towards this great cause and are proud to say that since 2017 we have all raised $50,000.

With the theme for this year's Cancer Society Daffodil Day "Paint August Yellow", the Daffodil is a symbol of hope for many, helping to spread awareness for all those fighting cancers in our community.

Often, it is easy to feel helpless in situations where our loved ones, families and friends receive a diagnosis. The Cancer Society of New Zealand offers up invaluable support to all those in need, providing research, supportive care, accommodation, and funding.

If you would like to get involved, donate, volunteer or seek out assistance or advice, contact the Cancer Society at 0800 226 237 or visit cancernz.org.nz.