Personal focus motivates Carol
LIKE so many volunteers, Carol Cooke’s motivation for getting involved in the Warwick branch of Cancer Council Queensland was personal.
“When cancer touches your family or friends you want to do what you can to help,” she said.
“But it is not always easy to know what you can do to make a difference.
“Sometimes the best way to help is to raise funds for cancer research.”
This is exactly what Mrs Cooke did eight years ago after a family member was diagnosed with cancer.
“I had been involved before, but being personally affected definitely made me more committed,” she said.
Today she is the Warwick branch’s events co-ordinator.
This means overseeing preparations for Daffodil Day this Friday, a role that effectively translates to unpacking and storing about 90 bunches of fresh daffodils so they are ready for sale in the Rose City.
“Daffodil Day is one of the Cancer Council Queensland’s major fundraisers each year,” Mrs Cooke said.
“And we are always generously supported by the Warwick community.”
This Friday volunteers will be selling the daffodils from four sites around the city: two in Rose City Shoppingworld, one in IGA and another in front of the Retravision store in Palmerin Street.