In 1997, a girlfriend asked Julie Saville to help out at a Daffodil Day stall in Wetherill Park.
Twenty years later and the Edensor Park resident is still involved as a team leader in running a Daffodil Day stall –and she is calling on more volunteers to get involved.
Volunteers can help sell fresh daffodils and Cancer Council merchandise at Daffodil Day stalls across Fairfield and Liverpool.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to give back to the community and raise funds for Cancer Council. The more people who get involved in Daffodil Day, the more we can do to beat this terrible disease,” she said.
“My role as a team leader involves helping and giving back to the community. I just like to help as much as I can and volunteering is the best way I know how to make a difference.”
Daffodil Day is on August 25 and raises money, awareness and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Last year, the Cancer Council raised $2.1 million for vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
Ms Saville knows all too well the damaging impacts of cancer.
“We lost my girlfriend 10 years ago and my mother-in-law, father-in-law and sister-in-law all died within 15 months of one another,” she said.
- To volunteer on Daffodil Day visit www.daffodilday.com.au/volunteer.