Thanks to everyone that has donated so far


daffodils are blooming


to support people with cancer and their whānau


New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer each year. You are supporting them.

What is Daffodil Day?

Daffodil Day symbolises hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer.

Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society's work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.

Your donations will go towards providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness programmes plus fund vital research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer.  

Thanks to our ANZ, our principal sponsor for supporting the work we do for 30 years. 

Make a difference

Donate today. Your generous donation will help make a difference for people with cancer.

Get involved

There are many different ways to get involved and show your support. Click the different options below to find out more.

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The street appeal in Auckland is cancelled. In all other parts of the country we will continue to organise street appeals while we are in Level 1 or 2.

Volunteering offers a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and support a worthy cause while having fun and making a difference.

Volunteers are essential to the success of Daffodil Day. The Cancer Society needs around 8,000 volunteers each year from throughout the country to help ensure Daffodil Day is a success.

To make a difference and volunteer for us click on the region you live on the map.


Click below for more helpful information about volunteering: 

An Introduction to Daffodil Day and the Cancer Society

Volunteer Info for Street Collection (Covid level 2)

You can for cancer 

You can for cancer is the Cancer Society's new community fundraising website. Everything you need to create a successful fundraiser can be found here - you'll find inspiring stories from communities all over Aotearoa, plenty of fun ideas, and downloadable resources to help you plan & promote your fundraiser.

Support Kiwis with cancer and their whānau today - You can for cancer!


If you have a different fundraising query, your local Cancer Society are always here to help. 


The Cancer Society sells beautiful bunches of fresh daffodils direct to your business or door step.

These blooms will add vibrant yellow colour to your reception, staff / board rooms and retail counters, or can be sent as gifts to your valued customers. As well as raising essential funds for the Cancer Society, these flowers will also help to raise awareness of Daffodil Day. 

Simply click on where you live on the map to submit your order.

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