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Daffodil Day will turn twin towns yellow

By Charmayne Allison

ECHUCA-MOAMA will turn bright yellow on Friday, August 23 when Daffodil Day returns to the twin towns.

The annual appeal raises life-saving funds for world class cancer research, with Cancer Council Victoria aiming to raise more than $800,000 this year.

And Echuca volunteer Katrina Reardon is encouraging locals to get involved on the day.

"Cancer affects everyone," she said.

"Everyone knows a family member, loved one or friend who has endured the disease.

"I urge people to get involved. Without raising money, we won't have access to look for a cure.

"But if we have a cure, we won't have to watch so many people we love suffer."

Katrina recently moved to Echuca, and with a bit of spare time under her belt, decided to put her hand up to volunteer for Daffodil Day.

Having lost loved ones through cancer, it's a cause close to her heart.

But she said there were sadly very few volunteers helping next Friday.

"I'm putting a call out. If anyone can help, volunteers are desperately needed," she said.

"I understand people have busy lives, but by just giving a bit of your time, you will be making such a difference for our future."

For more information or to donate, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

Daffodil Day stalls will be set up at Echuca Big W and out the front of stores on Hare Street, Echuca.