Members of the Sunshine Cloggers entertain folks at the Sunrise Village April 3 during a Daffodil Tea fundraiser.

Members of the Sunshine Cloggers entertain folks at the Sunrise Village April 3 during a Daffodil Tea fundraiser.

Fundraising and entertainment come together at Daffodil Tea

Folks at the Sunrise Village were in for a treat last week during a Daffodil Tea fundraiser.

Folks at the Sunrise Village were in for a treat last week during a Daffodil Tea fundraiser.

The event was sparked by the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month, which is designed to raise funds and awareness for the society in the month of April: Don’t be surprised to see people wearing the yellow daffodil pin as a show of support this month.

Sunrise Village opened their doors to the public for their Daffodil Tea, which had daffodils for sale and cupcakes with yellow icing. But tea was only one part of the event; the Sunshine Cloggers showed off their fancy footwork with a variety of dance steps.

Andrea Evans, activity co-ordinator at Sunrise Village, said they try to bring a big event that is open to residents every few months and the Daffodil Tea was a perfect opportunity for that. “We try and do it for the community, for their families and friends.”

She feels these events give residents an opportunity to visit Sunrise Village in an informal way and the fundraiser is a positive community event.

Daffodils on sale

• Yellow daffodils have been used as a fundraising campaign since the 1950s.

• People can buy a yellow daffodil pin or the daffodil flowers in April.

• Money from the month-long fundraiser provides tools such as education materials, funding for families affected by cancer, research and transport for cancer treatment.

 

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