CANCER Council Queensland volunteer Julie Ferguson and fellow members of the charity's Beaudesert Volunteer Branch are getting ready to turn the town yellow for the Daffodil Day appeal.
The Daffodil Day appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday, August 23, and is all about raising vital funds to support Cancer Council Queensland's life-saving cancer research.
The Beaudesert Volunteer Branch will be selling fresh daffodils on August 22 and 23 throughout the streets of Beaudesert.
Julie Ferguson, who lost her husband to cancer in 2016, said the cause was close to her heart.
She said she had volunteered for the past four years and loved getting involved with the Daffodil Day appeal each year.
"It is wonderful to see the community get involved and support Cancer Council Queensland," she said.
"Community members who purchase daffodils on the day are helping an amazing cause and as an added bonus they receive some sunny flowers."
Ms Ferguson encouraged all Beaudesert locals to get involved with the Daffodil Day appeal.
"I would highly recommend volunteering on Daffodil Day to anyone in the community who is considering it," she said.
"Volunteers can do as little or as much as they want, and it is such an enjoyable experience."
Cancer Council Queensland chief executive Chris McMillan thanked Ms Ferguson and the Beaudesert Volunteer Branch for their support and encouraged other locals to also support the Daffodil Day appeal.
"Money raised this year through the Daffodil Day appeal will provide more than hope to people affected by cancer, it will go towards vital cancer research, with the potential to find the next breakthrough in cancer treatment or detection," Ms McMillan said.
"Community support is vital to the continued success of the Daffodil Day appeal, so we are encouraging locals to get involved with this campaign.
"With your support this Daffodil Day appeal, we can raise funds to save many more lives."
There are many ways to support the Daffodil Day appeal; volunteer your time, get your school or workplace involved; donate online, or buy a daffodil pin or fresh daffodils.
To get involved, or find out more information, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.