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Early call for Daffodil Day volunteers

By Overheard 26 June 2008 5

Events in Sydney today (service for Jane McGrath) hasten me to mention that Daffodil Day is this year on Friday 22 August. Each year, the Cancer Council ACT recruits an army of volunteers to help sell merchandise in shopping centres, businesses, workplaces and at various events.

(Pink Ribbon Day is on 27 October.)

If you can help, please contact the Cancer Council ACT:

Phone: 1300 65 65 85
Web address:

I’d wager most people have been affected in some way by cancer; either personally, or through having a family member, friend or colleague suffer (and hopefully, survive) this insidious disease.

For me, Daffodil Day will be ten years to the day since my little bro’ lost the good fight to multiple brain tumours at the tender age of 26 years. His music lives on; I just wish he did too.

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Overheard 8:26 am 22 Aug 08

Trying to think of some reason to get one last shameless plug/call in for volunteers.

No, can’t think of one. I’ll be off now.

Overheard 3:31 pm 21 Aug 08

Sorry to drag this one up again, however, Cancer Council ACT are struggling to cover their stalls due to last minute cancellations.

If you’re able to help for a couple of hours in one of the areas below, they would really appreciate your help.

As in prior years, the Cancer Council ACT is holding Daffodil Day stalls at major and local shopping centres around Canberra and Queanbeyan. These stalls are run by generous volunteers but unfortunately we have had a few last minute cancellations so we desperately need volunteers for a few shifts.


Queanbeyan Riverside Plaza near Sanity, 9am – 11am, 2 people needed
Woden outside Diva lower level, 7pm – 9pm, 1 person needed
Belconnen outside House near Coles, 7pm – 9pm, 1 person needed
Tuggeranong near Just Cuts/EzyDVD, 3pm – 5pm, 2 people needed
Tuggeranong near Just Cuts/EzyDVD, 5pm – 7pm, 1 person needed
Tuggeranong near Just Cuts/EzyDVD, 7pm – 9pm, 1 person needed
Hawker Shops, 9am – 11am, 1 person needed
Kingston Shops, 9am – 11am, 1 person needed
Kingston Shops, 3pm – 5pm, 1 person needed


Woden outside Diva lower level, 11am – 1pm, 1 person needed
Belconnen outside House near Coles, 3pm – 5:30pm, 1 person needed

If you, your family, friends or colleagues are free and want to help us spread the message of HOPE this Daffodil Day to the rest of Canberra, please call us on 6257 9999 as soon as you can.

Thank you for your support this Daffodil Day – with you we hope to raise $150,000 for cancer research and support programs in the ACT and surrounds.

The Daffodil Day Team
Cancer Council ACT

Overheard 1:40 pm 18 Aug 08

Not so much as an early call now, but a reminder/request to support the Cancer Council ACT this week with your purchases of Daffodil merch. I haven’t seen them yet, but there were mini-footballs in the catalogues. They tend to go PDQ.

If anyone’s still of a mind to help out, you can give the CCACT a yodel using details above.

I’ll be working the Canberra Centre stall on Friday morning.

peterh 11:43 am 26 Jun 08

Good luck, I can’t volunteer either, but will buy daffodils and encourage all of my friends / family to do the same.

(mum is in remission for breast Cancer) damn bluecoat! I just had to apply to use the word!

chaton 10:16 am 26 Jun 08

Best of luck. I can’t volunteer but will certainly buy a few daffodils.

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