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Horowhenua Cancer Society Daffodil Day 24-8-2018

Kete Horowhenua2019-10-21T01:15:47+00:00
Horowhenua Cancer Society Daffodil Day 26th August 2018
Date26-8-2018
LocationLevin Mall Car Park
Contact email addresshenryphillips@xtra.co.nz

Daffodil Cancer Society Daffodil Day Friday 24th August 2018

Manawatu Cancer Society of New Zealand which covers Horowhenua, Manawatu and Tararua have organized a fund raising and promotion awareness day on the 24TH August 2018. Levin has its’ own Cancer Society group ( Horowhenua Cancer Society ) run from their base at 112 Winchester Street, Levin. Covered by the auspices of the Manawatu Cancer Society. This special day is now commonly known as Daffodil Day.

Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's most important annual fundraiser.

The charity uses the daffodil as its symbol in much the same way as Remembrance Day uses the poppy. But whereas the poppy is a symbol for war, the daffodil is a symbol of the unified battle against cancer. The vision is to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.

On Sunday 26th August 2018 a fund raising function was held in the Levin Mall car Park.
Many people and volunteers took part, Vintage Car Club members brought in their vintage cars and motor cycles for show, community groups joined in and assisted with running the day. The weather was good and all it was a very successful day.

Many photos were taken on the day, a few of them are as follows.

Cancer Society Volunteers and Helpers assisting on Daffodil Day

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"With the help of our wonderful donors, we are committed to ensuring anyone that needs our support, anywhere across the Central Districts, will recieve it.
No one should ever face cancer alone. "Tragically 9500 people die from cancer each year in New Zealand - 31 per cent of all deaths recorded in New Zealand are cancer related, But we are seeing survival rates increasing. ( Debra Elgar )

The Cancer Society held its tradional Daffodil Day this weekend.
Last year 23,000 New Zealanders were diagnosed with cancer,
this represents an increase of almost 30 per cent in the past 10 years. This is expected to increase by a further 61 er cent by 2035.
"Today cancer affects one in three Kiwis, in the not to distant future it is predicted to affect one in two. This is not a target we should be aiming to achieve," says Debra Elgar, CE, Cancer Society Central Districts.
" New Zealand has the highest rates of melanoma in the world and one of the highest rates of bowel cancer. Sadly, these are only two examples as why our services have never been more relevant or in demand.
"Throughout the Central Districts we are experiencing more and more people engaging with the Cancer Society to help the proctical and emotional toll of a cancer diagnosis. Whether someone needs advice and guidance, somewhere to stay during treatment, access to support groups or a ride to the hospital for treatment, the Cancer Society offers a wide-range services that would not otherwise be available across our region.
"This is why Daffodil day really is the most important event in our calendar. Without the generosity of New Zealanders, and the 2006 local volunteers out o our streets encouraging others to donate this week we wouldnot be able to continue to meet the growth in demand for all our services.

The Horowhenua Cancer Society Rooms, 112 Winchester, Levin

Horowhenua Cancer Society Office rooms

The Horowhenua Cancer Society Rooms, 112 Winchester, Levin

Horowhenua Cancer society office rooms

The Horowhenua Cancer Society Rooms, 112 Winchester, Levin

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The Horowhenua Cancer Society Rooms, 112 Winchester, Levin

Horowhenua Cancer Society rooms at 112 Winchester St Levin 0039

Sunday morning 9 am setting up the food and sales
tents in the car park before the public arrives.

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Have you thought of Volunteering ?

Ways to volunteer :

: Support
: Driving
: Community Events
: Health Promotion
: Administation
: Fundraising
: Advocacy
: Committees

As a Volunteer you will :
: Contribute to your community
: Gain valuable experience
: Be invollved in Fun activities
: Include volunteering in your CV
: Contribute to reducing the impact of cancer

Training Provided

History of The Cancer Society of New Zealand

The Cancer Society organisation was formed in 1929 when the New Zealand Branch of the British Empire Cancer Campaign opened in Wellington with the ‘conquest of cancer' as its mission. The plan was to have the headquarters in Wellington and establish regional divisions, where practicable and desirable,
to carry out the aims of the Society to:

* provide consultation clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
* begin and maintain research into the causes of cancer in New Zealand

By 1963 there were six regional divisions and the name of the society was
changed to ‘Cancer Society of New Zealand Incorporated'. The objective of
the organisation became ‘to minimise the impact of cancer'.

In 1977 the National Council appointed a part time administrator, followed
by the appointment of Mr Terry A. Ward, as Executive Director. An office was established in Wellington in 1981. National Education programmes, mainly in
the Sun Smart area, commenced in 1980 with a ‘smart cookies don't burn campaign'.

The first fundraising campaign ‘Cancer Alert' was held in 1981 and raised
$2.5 Million for general and research purposes.

In 1996 national office came into being as we know it today, funded by levies
from the six divisions. The Cancer Society of New Zealand is currently the
leading non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer and ensuring cancer care for everyone in New Zealand. It is
an independent charity.
The Society continues to have a National Office in Wellington, six autonomous regional divisions, and centres within the divisions. The focus is on locally-
funded provision of support services, health promotion and information
appropriate to the people in each area. The Society is a pro-active advocate for cancer patients in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues
including, screening, detection and treatment.

We provide:

Support services

A range of support services for people with cancer and their families/
whānau and caregivers.

Advice on healthy living

A range of programmes and activities aimed at reducing the incidence of cancer
by advocating for public health policy, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills and reorienting
health services.

1942 War Time Willys Overland MB 4x4 Jeep

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Some interesting information about the Willys Jeep 1942 Willys Overland MB 4X4 Jeep.

Engine “L “side valve 2.2 litre 54 Horse power
Transmission: Three speed dual range two or four wheel drive.
Top speed in high range is sixty miles mph or 100 kph.
A total of three hundred and twenty thousand were built by Willys Overland Co. and two hundred and ninety thousand by the Ford Motor Company in world war two.
Built on the 1-2-1942 by Willys, this Jeep was used in the Pacific Campaign in WW2 originally by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and bears a Japanese bullet hole in the side beneath the left hand windscreen holder as proof of engagement.
Restoration took three years to complete including a complete frame off, strip down, sandblasting, repainting and necessary mechanical work. Markings are the U.S. Marine’s Air Group 24 formed in early 1942 to provide ground to air radio communication to synchronise air strikes on Japanese positions.
The 1944 BC-1306 radio installed was used for this purpose. It too has been fully installed electronically to full operational condition. The Surveyor-General U.S. Army conducted a survey after WW2 to ascertain the average life of a WW2 Jeep and came up with a total life span of ninety days.

9 am Sunday 26-8-2018 morning and vintage cars started to arrive to
be on display in the Levin Mall Car Park for Daffodil Day.

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Beautiful 1949 Chrysler and 1939 Chevrolet Master vintage cars.

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Daffodils Spread hope for cancer fight

The annual sea of yellow is spreading out around Palmerston North, Horowhenua and Tararua as 75,000 daffodils are distributed for the Cancer Society’s annual appeal. Manawatu volunteers Amanda and Lyall Schroder have been blanking out three weeks of their calendar each August for the past nine years to fill the orders from Addis House in Palmerston North. Daffodil Day is on Friday, when many schools and businesses will be running activities and selling the merchandise, but a great deal of the daffodil sorting and deliveries will have already happened by then. Centre manager Kate Aplin watches as more than 100 volunteer’s team up, again, in preparation for the fundraiser that is second only to the Relay for Life. Daffodil Day yields between $170,000 and $200,000 of the $1.4 million needed each year to provide the local centre’s services. The 28-year-old fundraiser helps pay for support groups, psychological counselling, and massage and reflexology sessions for people going through cancer treatments. ‘‘We spend $5000 on petrol vouchers a month to transport people to treatments. We have even paid for someone’s dogs to be looked after for three days while she was in hospital,’’ Aplin said. The money is used for what-ever people need to help them relax and get the best from treatment without having to worry about other things.’’ Across the wider central districts region, more than 2000 volunteers get involved in sup-porting Daffodil Day, helping to pay for more than 900 home visits each year, and nearly 4000 trips covering up to 400,000 kilometres driving people to and from cancer treatment. Cancer Society central districts chief executive Debra Elgar said 23,000 New Zealanders were diagnosed with cancer in the past year, with the disease affecting one in three people, and causing 9500 deaths a year. ‘‘Throughout the central districts we are experiencing more and more people engaging with the Cancer Society to help navigate the practical and emotional toll of a cancer diagnosis.’’ Proceeds from Daffodil Day were used not only to help people with cancer right now, but to invest in research to reduce cancer’s rising incidence. ‘‘Without the generosity of New Zealanders ... we would not be able to continue to meet the growth in demand for all our services,’’ Elgar said
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A 1946 Morris eight beside a Wolseley Six Ninety Saloon.

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A 1946 Morris eight beside a Wolseley Six Ninety Saloon.

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1949 Chrysler sedan, 1939 Chevrolet Master

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Red 1956 Ford Mustang and Austin Healy MK 111

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1948 Ford Delux Convertible

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1927 Chrysler Roadster

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!954 Morris Minor and Sunbeam Coupe Sportster, dream cars for a teenager starting his electrical apprenticeship in Levin.

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A well preserved 1936 Austin Six Ascot vintage car. A popuar car in
its day.

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BMW 23 2000 coupe, 1956 Ford Mustang, 1965 Austin Healy MK111

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Red 1956 Ford Mustang and Austin Healy MK 111

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1948 Ford Delux convertable, 1927 Chrysler Roadster,
1929 Morris Cowley

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1919 Ford YY Truck

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1919 Ford YY Truck 1937 Chrysler P4 Sedan

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1953 MG TF Midget 1948 Ford Delux Convertible

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The inside of a 1948 Ford Delux Convertible

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1929 Morris Cowley

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Cancer Society Logo Hrowhenua Cancer society making a difference

Making a difference Te whai hua
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a non- profit organisation
that recieves no direct financial support from the Government. Funding comes from donations, bequests and other fundraising activities like Daffodil Day, and relay for life within our community.
Membership of the Manawatu Cancer Society entitles you to recieve the annual report, recieve regular Cancer Society updates, vote at AGM, and the opportunity to be invloved as a policy volunteer for the society.
The Cancer Society's work is supported by caring New Zealanders. With your gift of time, skills or money, the Cancer Society can continue to practically and emotionally assist people with cancer , and have a positive impact on their lives.
About Us , ( Ko wai matou )
The Cancer Society of New Zealand is regarded as one of NZs most trusted charities. Its focus is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in the community. The society relies on donations and bequests to fund research, support people with cancer and provide information and health promation.

ANY CANCER, ANY QUESTION. 0800 CANCER ( 226 237 )
Cancer Information Helpline
www. cancernz.org.nz
Manawatu 06 356 5355 Horowhenua 06 367 8065
Tararua 0800 777 842

Most of the vintage cars have arrived and vistors are enjoying the sights

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2004 Honda Rune 118 HP 5 speed shaft drive motor cycle

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Vintage cars lined up ready for visitors to inspect and enjoy

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Vintage cars lined up ready for visitors to inspect and enjoy

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1916 Caddilac Phanton Type S1

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1915 Ford Model T

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Motor assembly in the 1916 Caddilac Phanton Type S1

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1962 Austin A40 sedan

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1916 Cadilac Phanton Type 51 Showing how the steering wheel
hinges down to let the driver have easy access .

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1954 Ford Zephyr Mark 1

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1931 Ford Model A

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1957 Chevrolet Model 210

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1925 Cherolet Series M Truck

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Mrs. Jan Ferguson with her horse "Shadow" on the Village Green.
Jan was offering rides on Shadow to raise donations for Daffodil Day.

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