Canowindra Daffodil Day volunteer Rob Morris has thanked the Canowindra community for chipping in and donating towards a great cause, after collecting almost $1500 in donations last Friday. Last Friday, August 26, was Daffodil Day in Australia; an annual event that raises money for the Cancer Council.
Mr Morris and his wife, Marg Morris, have been volunteering their time on the day in Canowindra for the last three years, and set up a table in front of Lawrence’s IGA this year. They sold many different items including daffodils, pens, pins, ‘Dougal’ teddy bears, fridge magnets and key rings.
In addition to having a table set up, Mr Morris also walked around to most businesses in Canowindra, and sold items from a basket. In total, they raised $1426.90 on the dayjust short of their $1500 target- but enough to call it a successful day, according to Mr Morris. “It was a great day for us. We sold out of all of our flowers, and we sold most of our other items as well,” he said.
“I’d like to thank the generosity of the people of Canowindra on the day. We had many people come up to our table to make a purchase, and every business I visited with the basket also bought at least one item.” It was a long day for Mr and Mrs Morris, who were set up outside of IGA from 7.15am until 1.30pm.
Mr Morris also thanked local IGA owner John Lawrence for allowing them to set up outside the front of his store. “It was a great place to do our fundraising, and we got a lot out of it,” he said. Mr and Mrs Morris have now been volunteering on Daffodil Day for around eight years, having started in Orange before coming to Canowindra.
By Joshua Matic