THERE was a steady trade for Noreida Fotheringham and Lorraine McGrath last Friday.
Their Daffodil Day stall outside the newsagents was full of stock and boxes behind held yet more. But Noreida has been doing this a long time, more than twenty years in fact and she was confident of a good turnout.
The Cancer Council stock included 210 bunches of daffodils that met with Noreida's approval.
"I told them if they didn't send me good daffodils I wouldn 't do it again," she laughs as she looks at the early blooming stock, "they're beautiful this year," she said.
Noreida's involvement with Daffodil Day started with just two bunches - one for her nephew in Perth and the other for an aunt in Sydney. Having lost a sister, Beth Nixon, at just 38 to cancer, Noreida was keen to sell more.
The next year she sold 10 bunches from her own fruit shop and has been selling them ever since. Noreida has no idea how much she has raised over the years, she lost track a long time ago.
One things seems clear, as long as the daffodils are good Noreida will continue to sell them.