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Sports stars support Daffodil Day

Eric Murray, Katrina Grant and Sam Webster support Daffodil Day

Eric Murray, Katrina Grant and Sam Webster visited the Cancer Society lodge in Auckland on Friday. The sports trio had morning tea with Daffodil Day volunteers before the volunteers went out to collect for the national charity’s annual appeal.

Today, more than 5,000 volunteers across New Zealand are collecting for the Cancer Society as one in three New Zealanders are affected by the disease.

Olympic rower and Cancer Society supporter Eric Murray, who collected on Auckland’s Queen Street early Friday morning, said many volunteers are needed to help the Cancer Society further their important research and care: “A big thanks to all the volunteers collecting today, can’t thank them enough for what they do. I love helping out where I can too.”

Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant is also a 2018 Daffodil Day collector and joined Eric on Queen Street this morning, saying: “It’s a great cause. Every person in New Zealand has been touched by cancer in some way and I wear my daffodil because I don’t think anyone should face cancer alone.”

Cancer Society chief executive John Loof said: “It was great for ANZ to recognise our volunteers’ contribution and bring Eric, Katrina and Sam along to a morning tea today. Daffodil Day wouldn’t be what it is today without the support of ANZ or our volunteers who always come to support us with smiles on their faces.”

Money raised for the Cancer Society stays within the community it came from to help fight against all types of cancer.

To support the Cancer Society’s 2018 Annual Appeal Kiwis can text ‘hope’ to 336 for an instant $3 donation, donate online, make a donation in any ANZ branch, or donate to street collectors on Daffodil Day.
New Zealand statistics in 2017
10,061 Kiwis referred to the Cancer Society in the 12 months to March 31, 2017.
11,905 volunteers helped with Daffodil Day.
2,830 patients transported by volunteer driving services.
1,129,887 kilometres driven by volunteer drivers.


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