Cancer Council urges Great Southern to dig deep for lifesaving daffodils

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Bethany Westerberg and Ronnie Alexander.
Camera IconBethany Westerberg and Ronnie Alexander. Credit: Georgia Campion

Albany local Bethany Westerberg is leading the fundraising efforts for this year’s Daffodil Day for Cancer Council WA for essential lifesaving cancer research.

Communities of the Great Southern will be able to buy a yellow daffodil to support the estimated one million Australians currently living with cancer.

The renowned fundraising campaign celebrates its 37th year because of volunteers like Ms Westerberg, who would help her grandmother sell daffodils for cancer research at a young age.

“This is my seventh Daffodil Day,” Ms Westerberg said.

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“My mum passed away from cancer, and the year she passed away I started doing Daffodil Day.

“My nana also used to run the Daffodil Day appeals in Albany for 30 years, and I used to help her with it.”

Bethany Westerberg has been fundraising for Cancer Council WA for the past seven years.
Camera IconBethany Westerberg has been fundraising for Cancer Council WA for the past seven years. Credit: Georgia Campion

Along with selling daffodils, Ms Westerberg has also helped to co-ordinate a sunrise and midday swim at Middleton Beach on August 31.

“It’s $20 and you get a free yellow cap and a coffee from Haz Beanz who are also donating 5 cents from every coffee bought this year as well,” she said.

“We’ve also got the street appeal going from 9am to 3pm during the day at North Road Shopping Centre, Coles Plaza, Sandford Road Post Office, York Street Post Office, and IGA York Street.”

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