Monday, 30 August 2010

MYM - Daffodil Day


Unfazed by the chilly wind blowing up the concourse, the students of Sydney Girls’ High and Sydney Boys’ High bustled around their stall at Central Station on Friday last. Their enthusiasm and happiness were infectious as they did a roaring trade extracting donations from the floods of commuters.

Based on a similar day in Canada, and established as an Australia-wide event in 1992, Daffodil Day raises around $8,000,000 to assist in the fight against cancer.


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27 comments:

Janice said...

What a fabulous event. We need to keep the $$$ coming in to continue to make progess in the fight against cancer.

paul said...

In NZ, Daffodil Day looks back over a 20 year history. I have not seen that level of promotion, though, no teddybears or other merchandising. But many people wearing the daffodil. I got mine at a supermarket checkout.

Good images capturing the spirit.

J Bar said...

There were a lot of stalls and sellers all over the city this year.

Ann said...

Those kids do a good job. That's one I'll always support.

Its a Steggles truck so they've probably got a lot more than 9. I'm definitely voting just Green in the State. Think I did last time for all the good it did. I still reckon we're up for another Federal election by the end of next year if not sooner.

Julie said...

It is interesting times. This will be a fascinating week. Will be interestig to see how they all split and the reasons for supporting one side or the other.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The daffodils are flowering freely in my garden at the moment.

Dimple said...

A good day for a good cause. Daffodils mean new life to me with their bright color and early blooms.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

The sooner we get rid of cancer the better. I have lost too many friends.

Lesley said...

I didn't know our event had inspired yours! The cuddly teddy bears are cute.

Randy said...

Amazing event! I would have bought a bear.

Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful to find out a Canadian event led to a similar one on the other side of the world!
I've been reading your other blogs, Julie, and I'm impressed. I barely have sufficient inspiration to handle one blog.
Thanks for being there.
Kay, Alberta, Canada

Liza said...

Looks like a beautiful day for a great cause. Those bears are cute.

Happy MYM!

Liz @ MLC

nuts said...

nice to see daffodil day in your entry!

fini said...

We don't have dafffodil day here, well, we don't have daffodils in Malaysia, that's why, I guess..But to celebrate it for a good cause is terrific! Good job:)

jabblog said...

The daffodil is the emblem of the Marie Curie nurses, specialist cancer nurses who nurse terminally ill patients in their own homes. It's interesting that Australia, New Zealand and Canada have adopted the daffodil too.

Peter said...

great golden yellow

Cher said...

$8m! that's a humongous help!!! great daffodil day!

Francisca said...

A worthy cause and a sweet take on MYM, Julie.
[I noted you fly out on the 18th. :-) ]

Eden said...

I saw a group of sellers in our train station too. I bought pens for my kids. This is a great cause. Great photos.

Thank you for the nice comment, Julie.

Manang Kim said...

Wow this is a very special event and the cause is awesome! Happy Monday!
Something red, yellow & blue

Stephanie V said...

Daffodils are always a sign of new green life of spring. A perfect choice to bring hope.

chubskulit said...

Very nice, God bless them!

My Mellow Yellow, have a nice week ahead!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

volunteers—
they keep things going—
brave young souls

Marice said...

WOW! Amazing! they are doing good deeds in such an early age :)

Ann said...

Great Job, that's a lot of money. I don't know how much NZ raised.

CafebyJW said...

Very nice, those dolls are cute too!

Linnea W said...

What a nice activity to capture. I love the lighting in the first shot. Thanks for visiting mine!