20 years of commitment to Daffodil Day

Updated 20 Apr 2020.


For the past 20 years, the Young Vinnies - comprised of students from Sacred Heart College in Sorrento - have rallied together to fundraise for Daffodil Day.

Each year, students organise a fantastic sweet and savoury stall during the recess break, with money raised from food sales going towards supporting WA families affected by cancer.

But the fundraising efforts don't stop there. The Young Vinnies also sells merchandise and fresh daffodil bunches throughout the week. With planning starting weeks in advance, specially curated advertising is posted to their college Facebook page, drawing in crowds of parents (who even purchase their fresh daffodils at the school's Kiss and Drive!).

Both staff and students get into the Daffodil Day spirit by dressing in yellow and hosting yellow-themed events throughout the week. Each year, Sacred Heart College has managed to raise over $1,800 - an absolutely incredible feat.

Sacred Heart staff member Rossana Hywood said the funds raised go towards a cause which hits close to home for the school.

"Cancer touches all people, and in a College with 1400 students, 190 staff and the wider College community, it's constantly brought to our attention that one in eight members of our community will be affected in some way".

"We have been touched by the loss of students, staff members and extended family," Rossana said.

"We all have a responsibility to contribute funds to support the Cancer Council WA's research to find answers to conquer this disease that affects so many".

"Funds raised also assist Cancer Council WA to provide other services to those undergoing Cancer treatment".

Social Justice Captains at Sacred Heart College said "the College feel compelled to raise awareness and funds in a way that can help improve the lives of those afflicted by Cancer, including those in our own College community".

"We would also like to encourage other schools to fundraise for such a worthwhile cause."

We'd like to thank all the students and staff at Sacred Heart College for their commitment to Daffodil Day over the past 20 years!


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