Albany digs deeps for Daffodil Day and the the hope of a cancer-free future

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Head To Tail Pets owner Sheryl Muscat with Danni Jones.
Camera IconHead To Tail Pets owner Sheryl Muscat with Danni Jones. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

The hope of a cancer-free future is driving the team at Head to Tail Pets to get behind Daffodil Day despite the emotions it brings to the surface.

This Friday is the Cancer Council’s annual fundraiser and Head to Tail Pets owner Sheryl Muscat is getting behind it.

The shop will be selling Daffodil Day merchandise and providing a donation point in Albany.

There will also be a “guess how many daffodils in the vase” competition and an in-store raffle.

Ms Muscat said Daffodil Day was close to the hearts of many of her staff.

“Daffodil Day was important to us because we know of so many people that have been affected by, or lost people to cancer,” she said.

“Daffodil Day can be an emotional day for many of our staff, but we also understand that the Daffodil Day appeal is essential to help support those going through it now. Everyone knows somebody who has been affected or lost to cancer.

“I think it’s important for us to do whatever we can to raise money to help those ... being treated and perhaps maybe one day find a cure so nobody else has to be lost to a terrible disease.”

Albany’s Bethany Westerberg will also be running her annual street appeal, having taken over in recent years from her nan Norma Freebury, who ran the fundraiser for more than 25 years.

Ms Westerberg, who lost her mother to cancer three years ago, continues the tradition in honour of her nan and mother.

For Friday, she has organised a 6.30am sunrise swim at Middleton Beach and a midday swim at the marina.

Haz Beanz Finestkind Coffee will provide free coffee for swimmers and donate 50¢ from each coffee sold on the day to the cause.

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