Daffodil Day stall 'a success'
A Daffodil Day stall held in Woy Woy on August 24 was an "immense success", according to Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch.
Ms Tesch joined other volunteers to sell daffodils for the Cancer Council at Deepwater Plaza.
She said she saw the day as an important way to raise awareness about cancer.
Ms Tesch experienced her own mother having breast cancer.
"So many of us have been touched in various ways by cancer.
"It's a connection a lot of us share," she said.
Recent studies by the Cancer Institute in NSW show that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, she said.
She said the day was positively received and that the volunteers were "absolutely beautiful" to work with.
"I called one lady the daffodil fairy queen," said Ms Tesch.
"She had actually hired an outfit, with yellow gloves and a hat.
"That was lots of fun for the kids," Ms Tesch said.
Each year in NSW alone, Cancer Council spent around $15m into ground-breaking research projects, because of generous community support on Daffodil Day, she said.
Interview, 27 Aug 2018
Liesl Tesch Gosford MP
Reporter: Alex Turner-Cohen
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