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A Daffodil Day in New Zealand

When? The last Friday in August. (25th August 2023)

Daffodil Day is a special day for many New Zealanders who have been touched by cancer in some way. It is a day to show our support for the Cancer Society and its work to reduce the impact of cancer on our communities. It is also a day to celebrate the hope and resilience of those who have faced cancer and their loved ones.

Daffodils are the symbol of Daffodil Day and the Cancer Society. They represent the hope and new life that spring brings after the dark winter. They also remind us of the courage and strength of people living with cancer and their families.

Daffodil Day has been running since 1990, thanks to the generous support of ANZ and thousands of volunteers across the country. Every year, on the last Friday of August, people can buy fresh daffodils, donate to street collectors, purchase merchandise, or make a donation online to support the Cancer Society’s work.

The Cancer Society provides vital services for people affected by cancer, such as information, counselling, support groups, transport, accommodation, and advocacy. It also funds research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and advocates for policies that reduce cancer risk and improve cancer care.

By supporting Daffodil Day, you are making a difference for every New Zealander affected by cancer. You are helping to fund life-saving research, provide practical support, and spread awareness and prevention messages. You are also showing your solidarity and compassion for those who are facing cancer or have lost someone to cancer.

Daffodil Day is more than just a fundraising event. It is a celebration of hope and a tribute to our collective strength. It is a way of saying that we are not alone in this fight against cancer. We are all in this together.

If you want to join the Daffodil Day, you can register yourself, your school, or your workplace at You can also make a donation at any ANZ branch or online at Every gift counts, no matter how big or small.

Together, we can make a difference for every New Zealander affected by cancer.

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