The ANZ Dargaville team want to say thanks to everyone involved in their annual raffle for Daffodil Day; this year the biggest in its 29-year history

Town goes yellow for cancer appeal

by Andy Bryenton

After 29 years of supporting the annual Daffodil Day appeal for the New Zealand Cancer Society, the team at Dargaville’s ANZ Bank may have put together their biggest yellow-themed raffle ever — it’s all thanks to the generosity of the local community.

Thelma Bagnall, Kelly Ross, Stacey Beattie, Dania Wood, Steph Jefferey, Steph Row, Jess Bellamy and Erallee Campbell make up the Dargaville team, and they have been working hard to collate the number of prizes (from gift vouchers through to furniture and wheelbarrows), which have already been donated three weeks out from Daffodil day on August 29.

The bank is also a grateful recipient of weekly deliveries of fresh-cut daffodils to brighten up the window display. “Our local businesses have been so generous. There will be not just one draw, but several as we pick winners on the 29th, and there are all kinds of things you could win. It’s all for a good cause.”

That’s the message from the management and staff here, who will also host a barbecue fundraiser on the day.

Leading up to Daffodil Day, they encourage people to buy a $2 ticket in support of the cause, as all funds raised will go directly to the NZ Cancer Society.