Daffodil Day volunteers help raise funds for cancer research

A hint of yellow featured on flowers, teddy bears, key rings and footballs were on sale at the Bathurst City Centre on Friday, to help raise needed funds for cancer research. 

FUNDRAISING: Jody Lawson, Debbie Lynch-Benham, Larissa Benham and Sandra McMahon  at Bathurst City Centre on Friday. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

FUNDRAISING: Jody Lawson, Debbie Lynch-Benham, Larissa Benham and Sandra McMahon at Bathurst City Centre on Friday. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

The day marked Daffodil Day, a day that focuses on raises money not for just one specific cancer research but covers all strands of the disease.

That’s the main reason why volunteer Debbie Lynch-Benham has dedicated so much time to supporting Daffodil Day over the past two decades. 

“It’s great because it doesn’t focus on one strand of the disease but cancer in general,” she said.

“I’ve been supporting Daffodil Day for 23 years.”

She originally began volunteering for Daffodil Day because of a family member who had cancer.

She said any amount of donation goes a long way to supporting cancer patients.

“Every little bit helps, whether it goes to research, patient transportation and palliative care,” she said.

“We want to raise as much people as possible. If everyone gave 50 cents, you’d be laughing.

“Money does make a huge difference. I’ve seen where it goes and they affect it has.”

To find out more about Daffodil Day or take a donation to cancer research, visit the website at www.daffodilday.com.au

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