It's always held on the last Friday in August every year: that's this Friday 26th.
Where does the money raised from Daffodil Day go?
•Funding vital cancer research into cancer causes and treatment
•Providing free support to cancer patients, their families and caregivers
•Enabling community education/prevention programmes to be set up
We all know someone or some family hit by cancer in one form or other, so please give generously.
OK, so that's the serious part over.
Now...every year the Cancer Society of NZ plays either this tv ad (below) or a variation of it. And every year I'm enchanted by the lovely smile of the street collector. You must have noticed it yourself!
Who was she? An actor? A genuine collector, filmed in action? And where is she now? I wonder what she thinks, seeing herself year after year still locked in the bright bloom of her teens, just like the Cancer Society's daffodils. Does anyone know this girl?