News

Alison raises money for Daffodil Day

Cancer council volunteer Alison Moody is ready for Daffodil Day. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Cancer council volunteer Alison Moody is ready for Daffodil Day. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

FOR 25 years Alison Moody has seen the affects of cancer. She has held the hand of those suffering, cried with their families and given countless hugs during tough times.

The 68-year-old saw what families affected by cancer went through in her time as a nurse.

And it was that that lead her to volunteering her time to raising money for cancer research.

Alison was asked by a friend to help raise money nine years ago for the Cancer Free Challenge, and she hasn't stopped since.

"I enjoy volunteering and if I can make some money that will help someone, that's good," Alison said.

"Whether it's in research or printing of cancer literature; you're helping someone."

In her time as a nurse throughout Queensland, Alison said you got to know the families who were suffering.

"You smiled and cried with them, you couldn't look at someone and be in tears immediately, you had to give them hugs," she said.

Alison is at Northside Plaza today with a stall full of Daffodil merchandise hoping to raise as much money as she can.

After nearly a decade of fundraising, Alison has raised more than $280,000.

"Every dollar helps," Alison said.  

Topics:  cancer, cancer council, daffodil day



'Hooning' blamed on pokie loss

From inside a car during a burnout, all drivers can see is smoke.

Arnold was also given a breath test, returning a reading of 0.042.

Jewellers closes after 23 years

CLOSING DOWN: City Centre Plaza store Mystique Jewellers is set to close.

MYSTIQUE Jewellers in the City Centre Plaza is closing.

Residents try to get council's attention

Former Division 7 councillor candidate Donna Kirkland said she doesn't condone this behaviour but that the division is obviously frustrated.

THE MESSAGE from Park Avenue residents is loud and clear.

Latest deals and offers

Gordon sails comfortably into his 90s

As a Keppel Bay Sailing Club foundation member, Gordon was there at the beginning when the club was established in 1957.


Get Set for Summer!

Win One of Ten Prize Packs
Learn More

Bite of death adder leads father to cut off finger

Ian Mason wrote a book on the history of Back Plains and is launching it at a massive reunion event.

Despite the horror young girl made it to hospital

Love is in the air on The Bachelor, but not for Kiki

The Bachelor Australia contestant Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris.

BACHELORETTE bows out gracefully as show enters its final weeks.

A $65,000 bathroom? The Block's incredible budget blow-outs

The Block contestants Julia and Sasha spent a whopping $65,000 on their first renovated room.

TEAMS deliver most expensive en-suites in reno show's history.

Gympie Muster couch dumps down, but still a problem

TIPPING POINT: After an appalling year of couches being dumped at the end of the last Muster, festival organisers have taken litterbugs to task

EFFORTS to combat post-Muster couch dumping are proving effective

Rockhampton author celebrates publication of second novel

Shelley Russell Nolan with her first published novel, Lost Reaper.

Shelley Russell Nolan never gave up on getting her books published

Cryptic crosswords: Top clues to solving them

Your guide to solving the cryptic crosswords in your local paper

How high? Twin 20-storey high-rises plan for "over 50s"

xxxxxxxxx

Developer says Bay needs to move with the times.

City View Hotel: From a pub to a backpackers

NEW LIFE: Hamish Parker has purchsed the City View Hotel and wants to turn it into an accomodation venue.

Architect picks up a little piece of history for a steal

Bunnings starts demolition of historic foundry buildings

SAWTOOTH GONE: Demolition of Foundry sawtooth shed to make way for new Bunnings building.

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd