Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Coromandel raises more than $23,000 for Daffodil Day

With the support of the local community, more than $23,000 has been raised in the Coromandel for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society’s 2018 Daffodil Day campaign.

The Cancer Society says that every dollar dropped into their collection buckets or donated online will be spent on supporting New Zealanders with all types of cancer and helping prevent future cancers through education, advocacy and vital research.

“It’s fantastic to see our communities join forces to raise funds and awareness so that together we can help beat cancer. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the local community, and would like to thank everyone who supported Daffodil Day this year,” says Catriona Findlay, fundraising manager for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society.

“Daffodil Day in the Coromandel is organised and run entirely by volunteers, so a special shout out must go to them for the time and effort they’ve invested to make the local appeal a success. We’re also appreciative of the schools, clubs and businesses who get behind Daffodil Day and of course the general public who have donated so generously.”

The Cancer Society is a non-profit organisation which relies on fundraising, donations and sponsorship to provide its free services and programmes.

“From providing practical and emotional support to helping Kiwis reduce their risk, every dollar goes a long way to make a difference in our communities,” concludes Ms Findlay.

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