Daffodil Day 2020 - In memory of Joy Cartmell

By Richard Cartmell

Strive for $5(k)

Firstly, sorry that it's been a few days since the last blog (..not sure if anyone reads them anyway lol). I wanted to contact everyone directly that had donated before I did another public update... 

Unbelievably, in the few days it's taken me to get back to everyone, the fundraiser has gone from raising just over $2000 to now over $4000!!! WHAT! 🤯 

Thank you all SO much for your generous donations, shares and messages.

Today I thought I'd share a picture of the daffodils I received in the mail on Thursday, ALL 30 BUNCHES! I've since given a few bunches to neighbours, left some others on doorsteps, and have them stationed throughout my house.

I'll upload some pictures to the gallery so you can see them all - the yellow vase is the most special as mum handed it down to me from my great grandmother so it's got a special place in my house and heart.

Now, back to the subject of the blog.... I'm upping the target to $5000! Like I've said before, the Cancer Council literally need every dollar they can get, and I want to do more... I'll be sharing the fundraiser in as many places as possible to try and get us there.

I don't know how else I can say thank you... so I'll just say it again. THANK YOU!

We've exceeded the target... again! 🌼

Unbelievably, we have now passed the $2000 mark!! I can't believe how generous everyone has been, and from the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you for donating and sharing this fundraiser for such a good cause!

I have again extended the target, as the cancer council needs as much support as possible, and.. why not?

Wow - that was quick


Thank you SO much to everybody that has shared and donated to this fundraiser. I thought $1,000 was a stretch target, but you've already proved me wrong (it only took 3 hours!)

I've updated/extended the goal a bit further, because the more that the Cancer Council can get, the better!

Here's a picture I took of one of the bunches of Daffodils I purchased at work last year - Mum and I had matching vases so she put her bunch in her matching vase.

Thank you all so much for your generosity, it's so so appreciated!

I'm raising funds to make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer.

In April, my mum died from bowel cancer. Though it has been utterly devastating, anything I can do to help raise funds for cancer research and stop another family going through the same thing, I will do.

Usually, that would mean selling daffodils and merchandise at work for Daffodil Day, but because of COVID, I can't.

If you would typically buy a bunch of daffodils or merchandise, please consider donating that money directly to the Daffodil Day appeal.

The Daffodil Day appeal helps fund the Cancer Councils life-saving research, which is vital to improving diagnosis, detection, finding less harsh treatments and saving lives.

I've purchased 30 bunches of daffodils that I'll be hygienically distributing to my neighbours. If you're interested in doing something similar, you can organise that below:

https://www.daffodilday.com.au/shop/viewitem/daffodil-box-30

Thank you to my Supporters

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Rob Mortimer

In loving memory of the best sister in law a girl could ask for. Auntie Rob

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Anonymous

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Linley Tuituu

Love you Richard

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Anonymous

For my beautiful friend Joy. So sad that she missed out on the best years to come. I won but she didn't and I still cry. Xxx

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Tierney Papadam

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Nina Muhleisen

Amazing Richy so proud of what you have achieved!

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Yvette Blades

Donated in honour of Joy Cartmell xxx

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Chloe Plumb

You're an absolutely amazing human and I love you. Xxx

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Anonymous

Take care

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Noelene Nelson

Thinking of your mum; my mum and all the other mums who are not with us today x o

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Alannah

Such an amazing achievement ❤

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Megan Nguyen

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Georgie Rodda

Good on you Richard, your mum would be so proud of you. Love Georgie xxxooo

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Jacinta Collins

Love you, love Dan

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Franky

Sending hugs xx

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Delwin Keasberry

F*k Cancer

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Melissa And Jed

Daffodils will forever remind us of Joy’s beautiful and bright life xoxo

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Adam Furey

Xx

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Matt Christey

Done mate - goal reached.

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Matt Christey

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John Lingard

Sending love to your family x

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Kim Cureton

Such a worthy cause, thanks for doing this Richy.

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Danielle Entwistle

Well done Richy, support that is much needed x

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Anna Morresi

Love what you're doing Rich. I miss my dear friend. X

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Rosa Thomas

In loving memory of my daughter. Thinking of you all, lots of love Nan.

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Ali Wood

You are amazing Richie x

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Anne Wood

We'll done Richard!

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Mariela Schultz

Sending love to you and your fam Richie x

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Sia Schellebeck

In loving memory of your mum xx

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Madeleine Harrop

Thinking of you guys x

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Jess Kuys

Such a beautiful cause proud of you doing each an amazing thing love jess jase and Julie xx

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Jasmine Mcphee

Sorry about your Mum, Richard. Well done on raising money for an important cause,

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Siv Ung

❤️💜💖

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Megan Green

❤️

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James Coyne

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Emily Wright

💜

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Jemma Wight

Your mum would be so proud Richy. Miss seeing you in the office!

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Anonymous

💐

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Rachel Warburton

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Darren Sibson

Thanks for what you’re doing Richy. Sending you and your fam love.

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Rebecca Parkinson

Such an amazing effort x

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Steph Thomassen

❤️

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Victoria Kanevsky

Sending you love Richy.

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Ellie Burton

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Carolyn & Joe

Lovely way to honour Joy's memory. Carolyn & Joe. XXXX

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Britt Edwards

Miss your face Ritchie, I'm so sorry you're having to go through this at the worst imaginable time. Thinking of you x

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Maria P

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you xoxo

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Michelle Dobson

With love x

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Renee L

💛

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Katrina Gray

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Anthony Madaffari

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Scott Sause

Thinking of you and your family. Thanks for bringing awareness to a great cause Richard.

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Shae De Bomford

So sorry for your loss

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Julie Goldsmith

Hi Richard we used to live in Karoo Rd & got to know you guys by having a couple of meals at your home. We’re friends of Brian & Chris Mclaughlan. Your mum was a special Lady 🌹 And would be so proud of you. Sending love to you all. 😘

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Kristine Daniels

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Ashleigh Dearie

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Jo Teirney

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Kate Kirby

Sending you so much love xx

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Cholena Orr

I’m sorry for your loss xoxo

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Brian Mclauchlan

Glad to donate Richard your mum will be very proud of you and Kim.

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Jess Mclauchlan

💛💛💛

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Andrew And Catriona

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Sue Jeffries

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Russell And Grace Thomas

Well doneRichard. Such a beautiful gesture for your beautiful Mum. All our love

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Vic Cartmell

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Allanah Rowsell

I’m loving memory of my beautiful Nanna Joy 💕 🌼

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Anne Watson

Good on you Richard, great cause! Wonderful memories of your beautiful Mum xx

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Ben & Sia Everard

Hi Richard, I hope this helps and encourages you, Kim & Nick, and your dad in the next part of the journey.

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Ryberley

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Emma G & Boys

❤️❤️ Your a beautiful person Richard!! I hope you reach your donation goal. Your mum would be so proud. ❤️❤️

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Gayle Convey

In memory of a wonderful woman, taken from us much too soon. ♥️

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Cat Wall

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Ashleigh Maron

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Cara Meade

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Graham Penney

Such a Lovely Lady. Missed by so many !!

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Nita Cahill

Joy was a ray of sunshine shining bright in and out. I know She would be so proud of you Richard 💗

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Carly Rogers

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Joanne Dyer

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Allison Quagliani

Thinking of you and your family Richard. Thanks for raising awareness. With love from us both.

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Marianne And Mike Gammans

You have a kind heart - just like your mum. 💕

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Laura Kitching

❤❤❤🌼🌼🌼

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Madeleine Young

💛💛💛💛

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Kim Cartmell

Proud of you x

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Simon Beaty

I worked with your Mum at Clark for many years. She was a lovely person, with a wonderful smile. I was able to be with you and the family on line for the funeral and saw the love and respect for her. I am sorry that, with COVID, I could not be there to pay my respects.

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Scott Bates

Love you mate!

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Dave Stevens

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Sean Quagliani

Your Mum would be so proud! We are thinking of her and your family. Lots of Love Sean, Elissa and Zach

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Julia V Duong

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Sandra Strongman

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René Shaul

Your Mom would have loved it. Thank you

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Jayne Hale

Hope you reach your goal, your Mum would be so proud of you!

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Jane Oakley

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Gabrielle Dunn

Love you Richard xxx

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Rhiannon Collins

❤️❤️❤️

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Brigitte Fiebiger

❤❤❤ you're amazing

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Ross Sorbello

❤️

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Anonymous

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Sophie Green

Love you 💕

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Steph Johnson

❤️

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Megan Hopkins

Love you ❤️

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Anonymous

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Tasha Svenson

Good work Richie xo

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Nicole Chetkett

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Paris R

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Christopher Young

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Shane Bunning

❤️

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Georgina Malisauskas

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Christopher Donnellon

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