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Businesses back Cancer Society

Wairarapa Cancer Society acting centre manager Donna Holmes receiving a donation from Wairarapa Times-Age. PHOTO/KAREN BLADE

John Lazo-Ron
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Through the support of 97 Wairarapa businesses, the Wairarapa Cancer Society has received a sizeable donation to support people affected by cancer in Wairarapa.

This year’s Daffodil Day street appeal did not go ahead due to covid restrictions, which put a considerable dent in the Cancer Society’s fundraising plans.

However, businesses rallied to support the Cancer Society through a seven-page feature published by the Wairarapa Times-Age and Wairarapa Midweek.

Wairarapa Cancer Society acting centre manager Donna Holmes said she was “extremely grateful” to the Times-Age and all businesses contributing to their annual Daffodil Day fundraiser.

“Without the generous support of our local businesses, like the Times-Age, we would not be able to provide support to cancer sufferers within our region. It’s as simple as that,” she said.

The centre provides supportive care to those undergoing cancer treatment and their whanau. This includes counselling, various group sessions, nurse support and referrals, and wrap-around care packages individualised to client need.

Times-Age commercial manager Andrea Hay said the support the businesses displayed through the feature showcased the Wairarapa Cancer Society’s important role within the community.

“We are delighted to have supported this appeal and help with the fundraising efforts in our community. The Wairarapa Cancer Society provides an exceptional service in our community,” she said.

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