Cancer Society $90k tops last year’s total

The Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society has raised more than $90,000 from its Daffodil Day fundraising event, topping last year’s total.

“It was an amazing fun day where we put on our tutus and got out there. We were absolutely humbled by the incredible generosity of the community,” says Cancer Society centre co-ordinator Lianne Jenkins.

A lot of hard work went on behind the scenes and Mrs Jenkins said she wanted to thank volunteers who got on board, from the growers who donated flowers, to the people selling raffles and those out on the streets collecting on the day.

For most of the team, including Mrs Jenkins, it was the first time they had been involved in a Daffodil Day fundraiser.

“We all put in a lot of work in the Paint August Yellow month and just went for gold,” she said.

Nearly $50,000 came from the stock sales at Matawhero Saleyards, where farmers donated sheep to be auctioned off.

Around $14,000 was collected on the day from various sources, including the street appeal.

The Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society has raised more than $90,000 from its Daffodil Day fundraising event, topping last year’s total.

“It was an amazing fun day where we put on our tutus and got out there. We were absolutely humbled by the incredible generosity of the community,” says Cancer Society centre co-ordinator Lianne Jenkins.

A lot of hard work went on behind the scenes and Mrs Jenkins said she wanted to thank volunteers who got on board, from the growers who donated flowers, to the people selling raffles and those out on the streets collecting on the day.

For most of the team, including Mrs Jenkins, it was the first time they had been involved in a Daffodil Day fundraiser.

“We all put in a lot of work in the Paint August Yellow month and just went for gold,” she said.

Nearly $50,000 came from the stock sales at Matawhero Saleyards, where farmers donated sheep to be auctioned off.

Around $14,000 was collected on the day from various sources, including the street appeal.

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