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Grow hope on Daffodil Day
August 20, 2012
Symbolised by a bright yellow flower, Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s most recognisable and best supported fundraising events. And while it might be a very ‘yellow’ day, White Pages® is right behind it.
For more than 25 years Daffodil Day has raised funds for the Cancer Council, pouring millions into cancer research, patient support and better treatment.
This year, Daffodil Day will be held on Friday 24 August and getting involved is simple.
- Shop. Brighten your day by buying Daffodil Day merchandise. There are balls, teddy bears, pens and even nail files that all help raise funds for the Cancer Council.
- Donate. Give generously online, with all donations over $2 tax deductible.
- Buy blooms. Spread the message of Daffodil Day to others by buying friends, family or colleagues a bunch of yellow Daffodil Day blooms or planting some bulbs in your garden.
Throughout Australia, schools and individuals hold Daffodil Day events where they colour their community yellow. This year, why not get into the spirit and organise an impromptu yellow-themed fundraising event – it’s a great excuse to catch up with friends or colleagues.
First up, save all of your friends and workmates’ contact details to a White Pages® MyList, to make inviting them easy. Set a dress code of yellow and let them know there will be a door fee – perhaps a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council. Remember, in keeping with the yellow theme, $50 dollar notes would be most welcome!
Decorate your workplace or home with Daffodils. Contact your local florist after entering its name into White Pages® Business Search to find its contact details. Put in an order for several bunches to ensure you don’t miss out on the day.
Finally, plan a yellow-themed menu. Think cupcakes with yellow icing, pineapple and banana flavoured drinks and delicious cheeses.
Once you have held your event and raised your money, bank it with the Cancer Council. Find out how here.
No matter how little or how much money you raise, every cent on Daffodil Day goes to help grow hope according to the Cancer Council – hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors and hope for a cancer-free future.
So this Friday 24 August, paint your world yellow and check out just how far your generosity goes in the battle against cancer.