Daffodil Day concert ‘fantastic’ night

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Numbers may have been slightly down but the atmosphere was upbeat at the Cancer Society Daffodil Day Concert at the Gore RSA last month.

The concert was finally held after a Covid-19 induced delay.

Bayleys’ Julie Mitchell organised the event and said it had been a “fantastic” night.

The Bayleys team was on hand to help out with the event, some donning costumes.

“A couple of beautiful daffodils made an appearance to sell raffles and collect money,” Mrs Mitchell said.

The event raised $2200 for the Cancer Society.

There on the night were old faithfuls such as the Hokonui Celtic Pipe Band, which had played at the concert every year for three decades, as well as newer participants.

“Dancers from Invercargill Rock n Roll club joined many seasoned dancers from Gore on the dance floor.”

“The team at Bayleys were proud to host this event and look forward to next year.”

Bayleys team member Vanessa Harvey helped out on the night for the third year in a row.

A musician herself, she had performed at the event in previous years and was enthusiastic about the night’s talent.

“I loved listening to Jenny Harroway and also Maureen Thompson,” Miss Harvey said.

The fundraising also went well.

“People were very generous.”

“All of the Bayleys team helped selling raffles on the night.”

She also brought some raffle tickets “just to contribute some funds towards Daffodil Day.”

She won a bobbing snowman decoration after prizes were drawn.

“I was pretty excited to win that.”