The daffodil is used for daffodil day as it is a symbol of hope. It is one of the first flowers of spring, who’s bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring.
In the UK, they do a similar thing in April each year, called the Great Daffodil appeal.
The collection from Mum’s funeral raised over £800 for Cancer research UK (NZ$1600 roughly). We were bowled over with emotion at the great outpouring of generosity for such a great lady, and such a great cause.
I miss her dearly. Not a day goes past when I don’t think of my dear mother, and all that she did for me. It saddens me that I didn’t make it back to the UK in time to hold her hand in her last hours of life. But, once everything else has evened out in our lives here in New Zealand, I plan to begin fund raising for Cancer research, in the hope that I can help them to make sure that more people are given a chance to win their fights against cancer, even if my mum didn’t.
Miss you Mum. xx