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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is encouraging locals to support Daffodil Day and help turn Wallsend yellow.

Daffodil Day is an opportunity for the community to support someone affected by cancer by buying a fresh daffodil or Cancer Council merchandise at one of many Daffodil Day stalls across.

There will be more than 4500 Cancer Council volunteers cross NSW working to help sell merchandise and Ms Hornery will again be joining the Cancer Council at the Wallsend Plaza this morning.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“I would love everybody to go out and purchase Daffodil Day merchandise including pens, key rings, office clips, brooches and badges to raise awareness of cancer, provide much needed funding and give hope for a happier, cancer-free future.”

“In Australia today, there are more than 1.1 million people either living with cancer or who’ve survived a diagnosis. It’s a disease that doesn’t rest, but neither does the Cancer Council.”

“Money raised today will go towards research, support and advocacy.”

“The Cancer Council funds more ground-breaking cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. Last year, over $65 million was spent on reducing the impact cancer has on Australians.”

“The Cancer Council offers a number of support services for everyone affected by cancer, and just last year they helped over 46,000 people via their 13 11 20 support line.”

“There are trained nurses and support staff who provide practical information and emotional support to those who need it.”

“I look forward to seeing Wallsend turn yellow today. I know our community loves to support this great cause.”