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Students Raise Over $4,000 For The Cancer Society

Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Students Raise Over $4,000 For The Cancer Society

A group of Nelson College for Girls year 13 students who formed a business as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme say the $4,700 they have raised for The Cancer Society is just the tip of the iceberg for their successful venture.

The students joined forces with Nelson-based manufacturing jeweller, Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, to create The Daffodil Ring, with the aim of donating $50 from the sale of each sterling silver ring (retailing at $79) and $175 from the sale of each nine carat yellow gold ring (retailing at $279) to The Cancer Society.

Over 60 rings have been sold to date and the group say they anticipate sales to continue.

“The Daffodil Ring was created as a symbol of hope for the one in three people affected by cancer in New Zealand and as a means of raising funds for The Cancer Society - an organisation which plays such a vital role in supporting cancer patients and their families,” says group spokesperson, Alice Hazlett.

Ms Hazlett says the option for buyers to choose which Cancer Society branch receives their donation is an added incentive.

“Although most of the donations to date have gone to the Nelson branch, more regional sales from people who buy rings online will also help to support other branches, so the benefits are shared throughout the country.”

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