Much of New Zealand is set to be full of daffodils from Monday, 24 August, thanks to Fastway Couriers which has volunteered to deliver thousands of bunches ahead of the 25th annual Daffodil Day in New Zealand on Friday, 28 August.
Money raised on Daffodil Day will go toward Cancer Society’s work in developing prevention and advocacy programmes, funding cancer research and supporting the over 21,000 cancer sufferers and their families across the country.
Scott Jenyns, CEO of Fastway Couriers New Zealand said: “We’re proud to be supporting Daffodil Day and the amazing work that Cancer Society does. It’s an honour to say that we, as a company, have supported this cause for a decade and that we hope to continue to do so over the next ten years and beyond.”
Last year Daffodil Day raised $5,036,899 in New Zealand. People can support Cancer Society by purchasing flowers and merchandise on the day, which will be available at train stations, workplaces and participating stores.
Mark Vallance, National Business Systems & Development Manager at the Cancer Society of New Zealand said “Fastway Couriers’ support enables the Cancer Society to reduce fundraising costs and direct more funds to core patient services in the local community”.
“The daffodil is the symbol of hope for all people affected as the result of a cancer diagnosis. By transporting daffodils to our volunteers across New Zealand, Fastway Couriers is demonstrating its support of the Cancer Society’s work, and we are most grateful for their support in this way”, said Mark.