Daffodil Day 30 August 2019
What is Daffodil Day?
The Cancer Society of New Zealand's Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected 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 vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness campaigns / programmes for people affected by cancer in your area.
Whether it's buying daffodils / donating to our street collectors, purchasing our merchandise, or making a donation by phone / online, every gift counts.
We are so grateful for the valuable support received from many organisations, groups and people across NZ who donate their time and money as a sign of their commitment to our cause.
And our principal sponsor ANZ for supporting the work we do year after year. For 29 years, ANZ have continually promoted Daffodil Day as an important cancer awareness day around the country and their staff all pull together to fundraise on our behalf too.
How you make a difference
There are many ways your donation makes a difference for people with cancer.
$10Helps to provide information like cancer brochures to patients and family members
$20Helps run the Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (0800 226 237)
$35Helps provide petrol for volunteers to drive people to their hospital appointments
$50Helps provide counselling and support to people affected by cancer
$100Helps us to make our schools SunSmart, and our communities Smokefree
$150Helps to provide accommodation for people traveling out of town to have treatment
$500Helps fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer
There are many different ways to get involved and show your support. Click the different options below to find out more.
Tell us the amount you'd like to donate and enter your credit card details on our secure and easy online donation form. We'll do the rest.
Our volunteers often tell us that they have been touched by cancer in some way, whether it’s personally, a loved one or a friend. This same thing that motivates us is what motivates them to get involved.
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 below.
If you have signed up to volunteer on Daffodil Day, or are considering it, complete our interactive online introduction. The module will provide you with practical information for the day and give you an understanding of the Cancer Society and Daffodil Day.
Paint August Yellow - Fundraise your way
Have a yellow themed dress up day, hold a bake sale, host a morning tea or do a raffle. There’s so many ways to raise money for Daffodil Day. We have a number of resources for all ages available for you to download to help support your fundraising.
The money you raise is used to support patients with cancer and their families, fund life saving cancer research and help reduce the incidence of cancer for our children and grandchildren.
Simply click on where you live on the map below to register your event.
Buy a bunch
The Cancer Society sells beautiful bunches of fresh daffodils direct to your business or door step in the following metropolitan areas; Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Christchurch, Timaru, Greymouth and Ashburton. Along with many smaller towns across the Canterbury West Coast and Central Otago regions.
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.
Fresh flowers for Wellington region (Wellington, Suburbs, Hutt, Wainouiomata, and Kapiti Coast) can be purchased directly online.
All other metropolitan areas can purchase flowers by contacting us. Please note fresh flowers for Auckland and Northland regions are currently unavailable.
Our display boxes make it easier than ever for businesses to help raise money for Daffodil Day. They are portable collection boxes that can be put on your reception/sales counter or staff areas. The boxes hold around 100 fabric daffodil pins along with a cash receptacle for customers to self-serve to support Daffodil Day.
To get involved, please contact us.
Want to purchase some Daffodil Day merchandise to show your support? Well now you can!
Check out the different Daffodil Day media resources below.
Communications and Marketing Manager
DDI: (04) 494 7198
Mobile: 021 801 243
Our media releases
Visit our links
Watch our TV appeals
Donate via our website - 15-second version
Donate via our website - 30-second version