Daffodil Day: Inglewood Primary School teacher fundraises for 19 years in memory of friend

Inglewood Primary School teacher Leanne Wilson with Harry Faragher, Elina Ahmadi, Miles Hudson and Lukas Kuhn. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Inglewood Primary School teacher Leanne Wilson with Harry Faragher, Elina Ahmadi, Miles Hudson and Lukas Kuhn. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

INGLEWOOD Primary School teacher Leanne Wilson has held a Daffodil Day fundraiser annually for 19 years in honour of her close friend Chris Soames, who died from stomach cancer.

Money raised each year goes to Cancer Council WA to invest in cancer research, education programs and providing support services.

Ms Wilson’s 19th year fundraising coincides with the organisation’s 60th anniversary and 25 years of Daffodil Day.

She said her friend was only 36 years old and recently married when he died.

Ms Wilson said the event was a tradition for students, who enjoyed dressing up in yellow and gold or as daffodils to raise money and awareness.

“Since we started the fundraiser, many of our staff and friends have been touched by cancer,” she said.

The school raised $965 in August by selling daffodils and a sausage sizzle, with contributions throughout the past two decades totalling to more than $10,000.

Donations can be made at www.daffodilday.com.au