31 August 2019

A sea of yellow

The Arcare Knox community are incredibly fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers, who visit the residence on a regular basis.

This year for Daffodil Day, student, Eddie visited the residence after school, to volunteer his time. Eddie spent most of the afternoon, filling over 100 vases with daffodils. Eddie said he hoped the sea of yellow would help brighten every clients’ day.

Eddie personally delivered the flowers to every suite and also decorated the tables in the dining areas with the daffodils as well.

“I love coming to Knox and assisting the lifestyle team with anything . I get a  lot of pleasure seeing how much the clients all enjoyed the sea of yellow for the day.” Young volunteer, Eddie said.

The clients enjoyed Eddie’s company and lifestyle coordinator, Leanne said, “Student volunteers can help the clients feel more involved in the community and like they have a sense of purpose. They love having younger people to chat to.”

The daffodil is a symbol of strength, courage and life, and is a symbol of hope for those who have cancer. Arcare Knox not only hope that the flower helped brightened the clients day, but that they raised awareness within the community about the Cancer Council’s research efforts.

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