Volunteers needed for Daffodil Day appeal

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on locals to show their support for the Daffodil Day Appeal by selling fresh daffodils to raise funds for vital cancer research.

The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday, August 23.

This year, Daffodil Day celebrates 33 years of turning Australia yellow, and local volunteers are needed to help sell daffodils at various locations around the Gold Coast.


Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said preparations for Daffodil Day were well-underway, but more volunteers were needed.

“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to help fund our work,” Ms McMillan said.

“We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, with the knowledge that your involvement will give hope to everyone affected by cancer.”

This year, Cancer Council Queensland are looking for more than 480 volunteers across the greater Gold Coast and City of Logan areas to give a few hours of their time to help us sell fresh daffodils at over 50 sites.

“If you enjoy meeting people and love the idea of helping raise funds for a vital cause contributing to a cancer free future, then you’re exactly who we’re looking for,” Ms McMillan said.

This year, Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1 million to support its vital work in cancer research through the Daffodil Day Appeal.

There are many ways to support the Daffodil Day Appeal; volunteer your time, get your school or workplace involved; donate online, or buy a daffodil pin or fresh daffodils on Friday, August 23.

For more information or to get involved, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.