On August 26, we held our annual Daffodil Day street appeal. The day was a huge success and we raised an impressive $47,257.65 in the CBD alone!! The day wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the 180 amazing volunteers who took time out of their day to help us in our mission of supporting all West Aussies affected by cancer.
We spoke to some of our incredible volunteers about why they chose to get involved with Daffodil Day – take a look below.
"This year is actually the 10th year since my father passed away so Mum and I volunteer in his honour. We're passionate about fighting for a fantastic cause, helping to invest in future research and most importantly spreading love and hope to support those who need it most - it's a very big passion of ours".
Bill Warden and Christine Drimatis
"I volunteer because I'm a multiple myeloma survivor, I was diagnosed in 2010 and am currently in remission. Like every other cancer, we need to find a cure - that's why Daffodil Day is so important. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering and like the comradery of other cancer survivors who take part”, says Bill.
"I like to volunteer, I lost my sister to cancer at 45 and my brother at 67, my daughter is also currently in remission so I know we really need the money for research. I've hosted a Biggest Morning Tea for 16 years and we normally raise $10,500! I would encourage everyone to volunteer or get involved in fundraising so we can beat cancer”, says Christine.
"I've been volunteering for the Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day street appeals for the last five years. I originally started volunteering because my Dad died of brain cancer, and last year my niece died of liver cancer at the age of 24 - she didn't even get started, she was just so young. So, because of this, volunteering for CCWA is very close to my heart. It's the reason I like doing charity work and inspires me to do whatever I can, wherever I can. I enjoy giving back".
To all of you who volunteered your time to help us out by joining our street appeals in Perth and Bunbury, and by manning stalls in shopping centres across the state, you did an amazing job and we can't thank you enough!
Did we spot you on Daffodil Day? Take a look at our Facebook photo album here.
Next month we will be hosting our Pink Ribbon Day street appeal, if you would like to find out more or sign up to volunteer on the day please contact our fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org