Kidsfirst Lincoln tamariki created some sunny artwork to brighten the walls of the hospital Oncology department...
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Kidsfirst Lincoln recently found a fantastic way to make a cheerful contribution to the Cancer Society – lining the waiting room walls of the hospital oncology department with their wonderful daffodil art works.
“A child who was leaving to start school gifted our kindergarten some daffodil bulbs,” explains Teacher, Helen Smith. “After we had planted them in the ground, one of our parents Kate had a bright idea….”
Kate works for the Cancer Society and wondered if the children could create some daffodil pictures with the lead up to Daffodil Day in August.
Even though it was the middle of winter, children took inspiration for their artwork from other artists and photos of daffodils in full Spring bloom.
Our young artists used collage materials, salt dough and paint to depict this pretty flower set against blue skies.
They used their powers of observation to perfect the shape and form of a daffodil - a trumpet for the centre with pointy petals around the outside.
“These works of art have been used along with contributions from schools to brighten up the space at the Cancer Society Centre in Fitzgerald Avenue as well as the Oncology waiting room at Christchurch hospital,” says Helen.
For Daffodil Day on the 26th of August children dressed up in yellow and green and raised $44.00 in support of those who help people affected by cancer.
“The daffodil bulbs that we planted in our kindergarten garden are now just in bud,” adds Helen “and we are eagerly anticipating their colourful display when in bloom.”
Kidsfirst Lincoln helped to brighten up the walls - and someone's day - with paintings of sunny yellow daffodils in support of the Cancer Society.
Bright and fragrant, daffodil blooms are symbolic of the Cancer Society and sold as a spring fundraiser to represent hope for the 1 in 3 New Zealander's affected by cancer.
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