Wimmera people encouraged to support Daffodil Day

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Horsham Cancer Council’s Dawn Hobbs sells items to raise money as part of Daffodil Day in Horsham Plaza on Thursday. Daffodfil Day helps raise money for cancer research. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Horsham Cancer Council’s Dawn Hobbs sells items to raise money as part of Daffodil Day in Horsham Plaza on Thursday. Daffodfil Day helps raise money for cancer research. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

CANCER Council Horsham group secretary Dawn Hobbs has encouraged Wimmera people to show their support for Daffodil Day.

Daffodils will be on sale for $5 a bunch at Horsham Plaza, the Target Gateway Centre, Imelda Shoes and Accessories and Horsham newsagency from 9am until 5pm on Friday.

A range of merchandise will also be available.

Mrs Hobbs said weather had affected daffodil growth.

“We’re going to be short and we’d appreciate some donations of daffodils,” she said.

“People can drop them off at any of the venues where we’re selling.”

All money raised will be donated to the Cancer Council.

“We usually make about $5000,” Mrs Hobbs said.

“Cancer is a terrible disease and people are trying to find a cure for it.

“We’ve just got to keep making money until they do.”

She said volunteers would continue to sell daffodils for some time after Daffodil Day, depending on the availability of blooms.

“If we get a lot given to us next week we won’t let them go to waste,” she said.

Laharum Primary School students created giant daffodils for the occasion.

The decorations are hanging from the ceiling at Horsham Plaza, just outside Kmart. 

Principal Jane McLean said the entire school was involved in the project.

“Some students made their families go to the plaza and have a look at the daffodils,” she said.

“They reported back at the assembly that they saw their flowers in the plaza.”

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