- 1 October 2020
We are incredibly grateful to our Canberra community for your amazing and generous support this Daffodil Day Appeal! The iconic Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council ACT’s longest running fundraiser and is much-loved throughout the Canberra region. The daffodil is the international symbol for HOPE, and there was no better time to spread some much-needed hope throughout our community, working together to raise vital funds for cancer research.
Together, we have raised over $70,000 towards our vision of a cancer free future.
It’s because of your amazing support, we have raised over $70,000, which will go towards funding life-saving cancer research and to support those who are affected by cancer in our community.
The official date for Daffodil Day was Friday 28 August and was commemorated with some of Canberra’s iconic buildings lighting up yellow across the Capital, including Telstra Tower and the National Carillon. Our fundraising campaign continued from August, throughout September.
Despite things looking a little different this year, without our traditional sites to sell fresh daffodils, the need to stop cancer hasn't changed. So many wonderful people continued to support this much-loved campaign by donating virtual daffodils online and responding to our Appeal, while many businesses, schools and members from our community hosted fabulous yellow-themed fundraisers. We also held our first ever Daffodil Day Online Auction for Hope, which saw some incredible prizes up for grabs, kindly donated by generous businesses within the community.
Thankfully, due to the amazing support from our media partners at Canberra FM, we were able to order fresh daffodils in bulk from our supplier, just two weeks out from Daffodil Day! Fresh Daffodils were available to the public for pick up from our office. As well as a plea to Canberra businesses, from both Hit 104.7 and Mix 106.3, saw businesses donate and order through the radio stations, which then saw beautiful daffodil bunches delivered straight to their office door by the Mix and Hit giant Daffo-dude Street Crews!
Congratulations Canberra FM! Our Highest Daffodil Day Appeal Fundraisers
We are also super excited to announce that our very own Canberra team from Hit 104.7 and Mix 106.3 were the highest Daffodil Day Appeal fundraisers in the whole of Australia, raising a staggering $19,615 throughout the appeal! Thank you to Canberra FM and the businesses who got behind their fundraising appeal in support. You can see who supported Canberra FM here. We are so grateful and appreciate you for sharing our vision of a cancer free future.
A BIG THANK YOU to our supporters, who assisted us in getting word out to our local community.
A special mention and thanks must go out to Canberra Weekly for our cover story, Canberra FM, ALLBIDS, COSMOREX and Ray White Canberra. See all of their wonderful support here.
The winner of the Retro Yellow Bicycle is….
Congratulations to Gail Emery, who is the winner of the gorgeous yellow bicycle!
Thank you again to everyone who supported us, for your enthusiasm and commitment in going yellow for hope for this year’s Daffodil Day Appeal! We look forward again to raising more than Hope in 2021 with expressions of interest available soon by visiting www.daffodil.com.au
Visit here to check out how people right around Australia got involved, going Yellow for HOPE!