Hastings students raise awareness on Daffodil Day

Hastings Secondary College students will visit all primary schools on August 25 presenting to kindergarten and year 6 students on the importance of Daffodil Day.

Primary school students will exchange a gold coin donation for a daffodil and all funds raised will go towards the Cancer Council's research and preventative programs.

College students will present to all primary schools commencing at Westport Primary School.

Tahlia Sheather, student Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus has been part of the Westport Aware Students of Cancer And Leukaemia Sufferers (WASCAL) program for the last two years. She volunteers as part of the program because she wanted to contribute to something which made a difference in her community. 

"To know that our fundraising efforts provide a glimmer of hope and positivity to those families who are suffering gives me tremendous satisfaction,” she said.

WASCALS is now in its 26th year and raises between $6,000 - $8,000 per annum for families in our community who are suffering Cancer and Leukaemia. Daffodil Day is our biggest day, and we hope fundraise approximately $2000.