Kaye wants to spread the cheer
KAYE Kidd lost both her parents to cancer and nursed her husband, Trevor, as he battled kidney cancer earlier this year.
That's why she gives her time to raise funds for cancer charities and why she'll be selling daffodils in Rockhampton next week.
As she has done for the past three years, Kaye will man a stall in the Kern Arcade in East St for three days, raising thousands of dollars more for Cancer Council Queensland.
Kaye says she loves how the cheery yellow flower makes people smile and cherishes the opportunity to meet the people who buy daffodils and other merchandise.
“When you have been touched by the disease, you really understand how important it is to help out, raise a few dollars and do everything you can to help our researchers find ways to detect and treat cancer,” she said.
“We usually get brilliant support in the arcade and I hope people will be as generous this year as they have been in the past.”
Rockhampton will be importing thousands of fresh daffodils from Victoria next week as statewide the charity expects to sell 100,000 of them along with toy bears, pins, brooches, wrist bands and key rings.
In addition to Kaye's stall, daffodils will be on sale at Stockland, Northside Plaza, City Centre Plaza, Priceline in Glenmore, Allenstown Plaza and Office Works.
Cancer Council Queensland is also urging people to order boxes of merchandise to sell at work by calling 1300656565.
Last year the Daffodil Day raised $1.9 million in Queensland which was spent on research, patient support services and education programs for health professionals.
“We can always do with helpers,” said Kaye.
“Get involved if you can, even if all you can give is a couple of hours you will find it very rewarding.”
Daffodil Day is Friday, August 26, but Kaye will also sell flowers on Wednesday and Thursday.