Anne Hamersley Primary School will be a sea of yellow this month as the school prepares to raise vital funds and awareness for cancer research for Daffodil Day on August 25.
Year 4 teacher Lauren Chambers decided to hold an event for the whole school, which she hopes will raise $1000 for the Cancer Council.
Ms Chambers said it was the third event she had held at a school after starting it as a way to support her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She said this was the first event she had held at The Vines school and it had been well received by kids.
“Everyone is really excited about the event,” she said.
“We’ve been selling merchandise in the lead-up to the event and on Daffodil Day we will be holding a yellow day, with fresh daffodils, a yellow morning tea fundraiser for staff. Three companies have donated yellow cupcakes, which will be sold for a gold coin donation.”
Ms Chambers said she planned to make the event bigger every year and raise more money for cancer research.
“My mum is my inispiration behind this cause,” she said. “Each year I try to make it bigger and raise more money.”
Cancer Council WA fundraising manager Betty Cottrell thanked the Anne Hamersley Primary School community for their support of Daffodil Day.
“It’s wonderful to see the staff and students showing their support for Cancer Council WA through this fundraiser and raising much needed funds to continue our valuable education, prevention and support work,” she said.
Daffodil Day is on Friday August 25, with all funds raised going towards cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy campaigns.
This year’s theme is “for someone I know” – by showing support for someone you know, you can help beat cancer and create a better, cancer-free future for all.
For more information on how to get involved for Daffodil Day 2017, visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.