MEDIA RELEASE August 22, 2023
CENTRAL WEST BUSINESS DELIVERS FOR DAFFODIL DAY
Central West business owners Barry and Trish Edwards are once again set to deliver for Cancer Council as it gears up for Daffodil Day next week (August 31).
The Aramex regional franchisee and his wife, along with the local delivery crew, will help Cancer Council ensure thousands of the spring flowers are delivered to the charity’s supporters for its annual fundraiser.
Mr Edwards heads the Orange and Young Aramex operations and is a committed supporter of Cancer Council and its vital work.
He lost his 62-year-old dad Bill to bowel cancer in 1999 and knows too well the terrible impact of the disease.
“It’s a rare person who hasn’t been touched by cancer and we are very happy to once again be able to help Cancer Council with this important initiative,” Mr Edwards said.
His Orange operations manager Lena Zappia is one of the rare lucky people who have not been impacted by cancer.
“So far so good - my family and friends are all okay but I know how many people are affected,” Ms Zappia said.
“I’m looking forward to helping Cancer Council. It’s such a good cause and who wouldn’t like to spend their time handling beautiful smelling daffies?” she said.
Aramex’s regional vice president (Oceania) Andy van der Velde said the company was absolutely delighted to once again partner with Cancer Council to deliver flowers for Daffodil Day.
“I urge everyone to get behind Daffodil Day and send a message of hope to everyone affected by cancer, or working hard to make it history,” Mr van der Velde said.
Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day site delivery lead Bobbie Crosland said it was hoped this year’s annual fundraiser would generate more than $2.5 million in donations.
“For all that cancer takes, give all you can this Daffodil Day,” Ms Crosland said.
“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone impacted by cancer.
“A big thank you to Aramex for supporting us in delivering our daffodils across NSW.
“Every dollar raised through Daffodil Day helps fund world-class cancer research, saving lives and bringing us closer to a cancer-free future.”
Find your nearest Daffodil Day stall: www.daffodilday.com.au/find-a-stall.
Global delivery powerhouse Aramex is helping Cancer Council deliver flowers for its annual Daffodil Day (August 31) fundraiser
Aramex regional franchisees will deliver thousands of the spring blooms across NSW
Cancer Council hopes to raise more than $2.5 million in donations this Daffodil Day
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