At least $23,000 was raised in Rodney for Daffodil Day.
People gave their support to the Cancer Society's annual flagship event marked by fundraising activities around the district.
Alan and Lynne Powell from the Hibiscus Coast Country Music Club got $386 performing for three hours outside the Orewa library. The couple wanted to give a bit back after Lynne had a brush with cancer. During the past two years they have raised more than $200 each time.
The National Bank Huapai hosted a stall of homebaking and a raffle of 12 prizes donated by the district's businesses, which included wine, hampers, fruit baskets and vouchers.
Huapai-Kumeu Daffodil Day co-ordinator Laurie McEntee says about $9000 has been raised by 20 volunteers, including Lions members.
The National Bank Warkworth received $10,800 through various activities. It started with a trivial pursuit night on August 8 at the Warkworth Men's Bowling Club, raising $2760 followed by a Bourne Legacy movie night at Matakana Cinemas on August 16, raising $684.
A road collection on Daffodil Day on State Highway 1 at the Hill St intersection, along with sausage sizzles and raffles, raised another $7100 and $250 was collected at a fundraising barbecue at New World Warkworth on August 31.
The National Bank Orewa collected $2240.
Rodney and Hibiscus Coast schools were also busy. Stanmore Bay Primary School pulled in $665, and Helensville Primary School $323.90.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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