Call for schools to participate in Daffodil Day

Gold Coast schools are being encouraged to grow hope for Queenslanders affected by cancer by participating in Daffodil Day.

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on teachers and students to take part in the iconic fundraiser on Friday August 25.

Assisi Catholic College in Upper Coomera is one local school ready to educate its students this Daffodil Day.


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Prep Green teacher Suzanne Black said the college will hold a prayer assembly on the day. “We would like to pray for all the people affected by cancer,” she said.

Ms Black will also sell Daffodil Day merchandise to staff.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan thanked Assisi Catholic College for their support of Daffodil Day and encouraged other schools to get involved. “Getting involved in Daffodil Day is as easy as talking to students about why we have Daffodil Day or holding a dress yellow day for a gold coin donation,” she said.

“Introducing the work of Cancer Council to students will help them understand the impact of cancer and why we need to work together to fund research, education programs and support services for those affected.

“Daffodil Day is all about raising much-needed funds, but it’s also about having fun, and no matter your school year or size, get involved and make a difference.”

For more information on Daffodil Day and school specific resources, visit daffodilday.com.au.