VIDEO: Daffodil Day in Nelson

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Daffodil sellers lined Trafalgar St this morning to raise money for this year’s Cancer Society appeal.

Daffodil Day was launched in 1991 and annually raises between $4.5 and $5 million for the Cancer Society.

The money raised through Daffodil Day is spent in the regions where it was donated so it returns to the community from which it was given.

The money goes towards supporting people affected by cancer, scientific research, resources and advocacy of cancer.

About 21,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with cancer annually. Close to 9,000 people die from cancer each year.

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ANZ staff members Vikki Scott and Bruce Thorpe sell daffodils and pinwheels along Trafalgar St. PHOTO: Jacob Chandler
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June Loudon at her stall on the corner of Trafalgar and Bridge St. “Nobody gives you the cold shoulder, the reaction has been really positive.” PHOTO: Jacob Chandler