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‘Every little bit helps’

Saturday, 27th August, 2011

WORKING FOR A CURE: Daffodil Day volunteers Katie Maxwell, Julie Garner and Pam Tucker outside the South Newsagency yesterday. WORKING FOR A CURE: Daffodil Day volunteers Katie Maxwell, Julie Garner and Pam Tucker outside the South Newsagency yesterday.

 By Kurtis Eichler

The humble daffodil, a symbol of hope for everyone touched by cancer, was on display again yesterday for the 25th annual Daffodil Day.

Celebrated across the country, Daffodil Day raises money for cancer research, prevention and support services.

A handful of volunteers were out selling the flowers throughout the city.

Former boutique owner and cancer support fundraiser, Katie Maxwell, lost her sister and mother to blood cancer.

She has set up a stall in Patton Street for the event for the past 15 years.

“Every year we certainly like to support it,” she said.

“It’s amazing how many people come along.

“I think everybody’s been touched by cancer in some way and it’s a bit sad when they say one in two now.”

Pam Tucker was encouraging her family and colleagues to get behind the Cancer Council’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

“Every little bit helps,” said the volunteer and local health council chairman.

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