28th Aug, 2015

Who will you wear your daffodil for?

This year Daffodil Day celebrates its 25th anniversary.  EFTPOS New Zealand wants to help make the 2015 campaign the most successful appeal yet.

Since 1991, Daffodil Day has been the flagship nationwide fundraising event for the Cancer Society of New Zealand, which does not receive government funding. The Cancer Society relies on the support and goodwill of supporters, sponsors, volunteers and donors for Daffodil Day to be a success. Daffodil Day raises a significant portion of the Cancer Society’s annual income and is essential to enable it to keep its services free and accessible to the one in three New Zealanders who is affected by cancer.

Following the successful use of EFTPOS machines by street-appeal collectors in 2014, EFTPOS New Zealand has committed more machines to the street this year. The aim is to help the Cancer Society maximise potential donations to support the work they do with all New Zealanders who are affected by cancer, whether it is being diagnosed with the disease, or as a family member or supporter of someone with cancer. Your donation will help the Cancer Society to fund research into the causes and treatments of cancer, to provide support along every step of the cancer ‘journey’, and to help with cancer prevention through public education.

“Cancer affects New Zealanders from all walks of life, so our partnership with EFTPOS on Daffodil Day is highly appropriate,” Cancer Society of New Zealand, National Office Chief Executive, Claire Austin says.

“Thanks to the contribution being made by EFTPOS, people will be able to donate anywhere and at any time on Daffodil Day, and we at the Cancer Society are grateful for the support.”

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One of the more than 80 EFTPOS machines in action around the country today in support of Daffodil Day.

The mobile EFTPOS machines being used throughout the country are not just fast, they’re equipped with contactless technology. So it is as quick as tapping your card on top of the machine and away you go. Simple as that. Donate a little, or a lot, it literally only takes a few seconds out of your day to donate. No more rattling around the bottom of your bag looking for loose change, instead just whip out your EFTPOS or credit card to help the Cancer Society raise much needed funds.

“Technology is a part of everyday life for all New Zealanders, and electronic payments are no different. Our wireless solution is designed to simplify payment – conveniently and efficiently - so that makes it perfect for use during street appeals. Being able to offer our core commercial abilities in support of charities like the Cancer Society is fantastic.”

EFTPOS NZ has provided over 80 EFTPOS machines free of charge to collection points throughout the country. Some even have a Daffodil Day makeover, with bright yellow machines at selected collection points. So please do look out for them today Friday 28 August and donate generously – who will you wear your daffodil for?

About Daffodil Day:

Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s annual flagship event, is one of the most important fundraising and awareness campaigns in the country. The campaign lasts a month, always in August, and culminates in the street collection on the last Friday.

Since 1990, the iconic event has inspired people from across the country to come together and support the Society’s work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is the main funding source for the Cancer Society.

The Cancer Society uses the daffodil as its symbol because it is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring. It also represents the hope there is for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.

About EFTPOS New Zealand:

EFTPOS New Zealand is the leading payments solution company in New Zealand.  EFTPOS New Zealand offers the latest Verifone EFTPOS terminals, most up to date payments technology, a switching platform and round the clock support service.