SYMBOLISING a brighter, cancer-free future possible through cancer research discoveries and community education, bunches of sunny yellow daffodils were sold ‘on the street’ in Foster and Fish Creek last Friday, and Ambulance Team Manager Brian Mellor and Radiographer Francis Sullivan had their hair dyed yellow.
Daffodil Day organiser Jenny Mountford reported that $2,331.35 was raised cumulatively at the Foster and Fish Creek street stalls, of which $1,610 was sourced in Foster and $721.35 in Fish Creek.
She said the amount was a little less than that raised last year but that the street in Foster seemed quieter generally.
Brian and Francis thanked the generosity of the Hair Hut staff who dyed the men’s hair free of charge so that the equivalent cost could be donated to the Cancer Council and their stunt could raise community awareness of cancer issues.
Brian mentioned that conversations as to why the men had dyed their hair had prompted many donations – passed on via the donation tin at South Gippsland Hospital’s Daffodil Day stall – to the Cancer Council’s Daffodil event.
Anyone who missed the Daffodil Day stalls but would still like to donate can do so via www.daffodilday.com.au.