Daffodil Day

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Daffodil Day gives hope for the 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer. Help us raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Society this Daffodil Day, Friday 28th August 2020.


Daffodil Day 2020!

We are pleased to announce we raised a record $415,000 from Daffodil Day 2020! This is an incredible result considering the challenges of 2020! We could not have done it without you.

Daffodil Day 2020 was quite the experience with extra COVID precautions needed and the uncertainty around alert levels. We were thrilled that Daffodil Day itself was able to go ahead and humbled by all the volunteers, businesses and community groups who came together to make it such a success, along with the generosity of our communities.

Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society’s most important annual fundraiser. The money raised is used to support patients with cancer and their families, fund breakthrough cancer research and help reduce the incidence of cancer for our children and grandchildren. Your gift of time or money on Daffodil Day makes a real difference!


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 If you have a fundraising idea for Daffodil Day we have made it even easier to get started. Visit our new fundraising portal, You Can For Cancer to access great ideas for fundraisers along with everything you need to plan and promote your event ready to download.

Create your own event or take up one of our suggested fundraisers. The 30:30 Challenge is fun for groups and individuals alike. Get sponsored to take on 30 minutes of a physical activity or your choice for 30 days. Click HERE to learn more.

Remember to send us the stories and photos from your events so we can share them on social media and inspire others to get involved. 

If you have any questions or need more information for your fundraising activities, please call the Community Event Coordinator in your area; 

OTAGO:   Emma Anderson (03) 477 7447 or Emma.Anderson@cansoc.org.nz

SOUTHLAND: Anna Kirkwood (03) 218 4108   or Anna.Kirkwood@cansoc.org.nz

CENTRAL OTAGO: Nicole Rushbrook (03) 442 4281 or Nicole Rushbrook@cansoc.org.nz




2018 DD Collector 840Hundreds of people in Otago and Southland take to the streets every year to support Daffodil Day and help us collect money for the Cancer Society.

We always try to find a venue and time slot that suits you; so if you have a few hours to spare, and would like to make a difference for people affected by cancer please email us to find out more about volunteering for Daffodil Day 2020

For more details about volunteering opportunities in your area click HERE.

If you would like to register your interest, you can complete the online registration form and one of our volunteering team will be in contact shortly.

If you have any other questions, please contact the volunteer team member in your area;

OTAGO: Charlotte Molloy  (03) 477 7447 or charlotte.molloy@cansoc.org.nz

SOUTHLAND: Robyn Flowers (03) 218 4108 or robyn.flowers@cansoc.org.nz

CENTRAL OTAGO: Paige Adams 027 580 0640 or paige.adams@cansoc.org.nz



Every year schools from across Otago & Southland get involved in Daffodil Day. This year, all community fundraising will be done through our new website You Can For Cancer where you can register your school's fundraising events and access resources for planning and promotion.

Tools For Schools has some amazing resources for the classroom - including colouring books, craft projects and ideas for fundraising - to help get the kids involved and engaged .

To top it off, we are running TWO competitions for schools in 2020;

Junior Schools Challenge

This Challenge is open to all the ECE's, Kindergartens, Primary Schools and Intermediate schools across the Division. Every school who registers their fundraiser on the You Can For Cancer website will go into the draw for our fabulous prize pack consisting of a $500 Meridian Mall voucher and a $500 MediaWorks advertising credit. (Terms & Conditions apply)

Secondary Schools 30:30 Challenge

We invite all Secondary Schools to take on the 30:30 Challenge  All you need to do is register online and get sponsored to push your limits for 30 minutes a day over 30 days in August. Cardio, yoga, pilates, cycling. Whatever you enjoy most, we challenge you to help us make a difference.

To get you even more inspired, our friends at Platinum Recruitment have donated a $500 cash prize for the secondary school or business who raises the most money during August.

If your school or childcare centre wants to get involved in Daffodil Day 2020, click HERE to register your school on the You Can For Cancer website. If you have any questions regarding registration please email us at DaffodilDay@cansoc.org.nz or contact the Community Event Coordinator in your area.

OTAGO:   Emma Anderson (03) 477 7447 

SOUTHLAND: Anna Kirkwood (03) 218 4108

CENTRAL OTAGO: Nicole Rushbrook (03) 442 4281



You can make a donation at any time - Donate Now

Everyone affected by cancer should be able to get the support they need and your generosity this Daffodil Day will ensure they can. Thank you.





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