Show you care: volunteer on Daffodil Day

18 June 2014

Cancer Council WA is calling for volunteers to join thousands of others around Australia and help staff Daffodil Day sites at street stalls and shopping centres in Perth and regional WA on Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August.

More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to staff more than 1,200 Daffodil Day sites across Australia, and Cancer Council WA spokeswoman, Lorraine Willis, said volunteers are the lifeblood of events like Daffodil Day.

“Volunteers play an important role in helping to raise vital funds for cancer research and support services, so we are incredibly grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who give up their time to support our fundraising efforts,” Ms Willis said.

Every day in Australia, about 350 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer and sadly more than 115 people die of the disease each day.

“With the help of wonderful volunteers, we can make a difference and beat this disease, so why not make a date this Daffodil Day and show you care,” Ms Willis said.

“You’ll be helping to raise much needed funds for the fight against cancer, as well as benefitting cancer patients and their families across the state.”

Shopping centre coordinators are responsible for the merchandise, which is delivered to their home, rostering friends and family to help run the stall, and banking funds at the end of the day.

Co-ordinators are not required to be at the stall all day, but are asked to be present for the set up and closure.

Ms Willis said people don’t need to commit for whole day.

“We also need volunteers to help out for as little as a few hours to help the coordinators.  Every contribution is welcome.”

If you would like to be involved in Daffodil Day then please call 1300 65 65 85 or email eventvols@cancerwa.asn.au

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Perth metropolitan shopping centres:

Beaumaris City SC, Bentley Plaza, Carramar Village SC, Centro Halls Head, Centro Victoria Park, Claremont Quarter, Dianella Centro, Floreat Forum, Innaloo Mega Centre, Kardinya Park SC, Kinross Central SC, Lakes SC (South Lake), Mirrabooka Square SC, Ocean Keys SC, Shoalwater SC, Southlands Boulevard, Stirling Central SC, Stockland Riverton SC, Westfield Carousel SC, Westfield Innaloo SC, Woolstores Fremantle, Phoenix Shopping Centre, Springs SC (was Bennet Springs)

Regional Areas:
Albany, Broome, Carnarvon, Dunsborough, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Manjimup, Margaret River, Morawa, Northam, Pinjarra, South Hedland, Toodyay, Williams


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