Charity in full bloom

Daffodil day volunteers Kirsty Hutchinson, Carine Leeflang and Stephanie Neale.
Daffodil day volunteers Kirsty Hutchinson, Carine Leeflang and Stephanie Neale.

It began when Ms Leeflang came across a Cancer Council pamphlet at her local shops.

‘My own mum died when I was not yet seven and my husband had cancer in 1985 and is still living.

The 66-year-old has sold Daffodil Day merchandise in shopping centres for six days each August and raised $7000 last year.

This year the Cancer Council WA aims to raise $720, 000 for Daffodil Day.

Ms Leeflang has recruited 25 volunteers for the cause including her granddaughter Stephanie and grandson’s wife Kirsty.

On Friday, volunteers like Ms Leeflang will hit the streets of Perth and various metropolitan shopping centres collecting donations and selling fresh flowers and Daffodil Day merchandise.