Friday, 7 August 2015
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 28 August.
More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to staff more than 1,200 Daffodil Day sites across Australia, and Cancer Council WA Fundraising Manager, Betty Cottrell, 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 Cottrell 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 Cottrell 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.”
Ms Cottrell 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 firstname.lastname@example.org