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Nelson Students Launch The Daffodil Ring

Nelson Students Launch The Daffodil Ring for National Cancer Awareness


A group of Nelson College for Girls business studies students named Vivacity have collaborated with jeweller, Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, to create The Daffodil Ring, with the aim of raising awareness and funds for The Cancer Society of New Zealand.
The students - Kayleigh Inglis, Alice Hazlett, Ali Webb and Kea McGuinniety - came up with The Daffodil Ring concept while working together on a Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme project earlier this year.


Spokesperson for the group, Alice Hazlett, says the ring represents a unified symbol of hope for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.
“Most of us have been affected by cancer in some way, so we wanted to create something which would act as a unifying symbol of hope, whilst also raising money for the Cancer Society,” says Ms Hazlett.


“The Daffodil Ring was stylishly designed and hand crafted by Benjamin Black Goldsmiths to embody this special meaning and it can be worn by anyone from the age of seven upwards.”
Linda Lucire, Centre Manager at The Cancer Society in Nelson, says funds generated from ring sales will provide much needed support and is encouraging New Zealanders to support the initiative.
“The Cancer Society is a not for profit organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer in addition to caring for patients and their families. Every regional branch relies on local community funding, so it’s wonderful to have such strong support from the young and passionate Vivacity team, who are so committed to making a difference.”
The Daffodil Ring will be available in sterling silver and nine carat yellow gold and is available for purchase online at www.thedaffodilring.com


Fifty dollars from the sale of each silver ring and one hundred and seventy five dollars from the sale of each gold ring will be donated to The Cancer Society.
Online purchasers will have the option of donating the proceeds of their purchase to their local branch of The Cancer Society. The Daffodil Ring was officially launched at an event in Nelson on Saturday August 23. Over two thousand dollars was raised for The Cancer Society at the event, derived from ring purchases and the sale of auction items.

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