Fundraising for the Daffodil Day Appeal for a combined 30 years, locals Kevin and Irene Lloyd will again be donning their yellow volunteer vests and raising funds for those in need today.
With an average of 112 people diagnosed with cancer in the Central Goldfields Shire each year, the funds raised through the Daffodil Day Appeal will invest in research to improve treatments and early detection of cancer.
Today the Lloyds are again calling on locals to show their support for Daffodil Day.
Ms Lloyd, whose father passed away from bowel cancer at the age of 62, said when she saw the Cancer Council was looking for volunteers she thought it would be a “good thing” to get involved.
“We all know somebody who has cancer nowadays. I think there’s so many people who haven’t got it themselves, but know somebody who does,” she said.
“It’s a good feeling to be able to help somebody else. It’s not all about money — you get a fair bit out of it yourself.”
The Daffodil Day Appeal takes place during August, culminating on Daffodil Day today, Friday, August 23.
Kevin and Irene will be set up inside the Goldfields Shopping Centre from 9 am until 4 pm today.
For more on this story see Page 9 of The Advertiser, Friday, August 23