Seleucia House Daffodil Day Fundraiser
Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. The vibrant yellow daffodil represents hope and a continuing fight against cancer. The general public are encouraged to join the fundraising efforts to help defeat cancer and that’s exactly what the Seleucia house did on the 26th of August.
Eager Seleucia house students throughout years 9 and 10 gathered together on Friday morning ready to assist those in need. Our year 10 group had the morning shift and without dawdling we were off to Carnes Hill shopping centre to set the table and start selling.
Once there, the bright yellow table was ready and bursting with daffodil merchandise. We only had beautiful, fresh daffodils to sell as opposed to the usual merchandise but nonetheless people were already approaching the table in interest. Countless of people approached the table commending us on our efforts whilst buying the daffodils for them-selves. As the day went on we saw people of all ages and colour donate willingly or actively walk up to us and ask us what the whole setup was about, after explaining they were keen to support the Cancer Council.
After selling almost all the daffodils we packed up and moved to Bonnyrigg shopping centre, where the next two groups would be selling the merchandise. The students of SNACC also supported the charity on Tuesday, buying any leftover merchandise and gladly donating great amounts of money.
Collectively, we raised $1550.85 and on behalf of the Seleucia house we would like to thank all those who bought merchandise and donated money, your efforts will be greatly appreciated by those suffering from the terrible illness. We would also like to thank the teachers who contributed and organised the morally rewarding event.
Written by: Edessa Shmoel