Art on offer for Daffodil Day

Good cause . . . ANZ Bank Gore branch manager Kylie White invites people to make a bid on this Julie Duncan painting displayed at the bank. The auction is part of the bank’s fundraising activities for Daffodil Day. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Gore artist Julie Duncan has donated a painting to raise money for the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day.

A new owner for the painting will be found through a silent auction.

People wishing to bid on the painting can do so at the ANZ Gore branch.

Branch manager Kylie White said it was the 32nd year the bank had supported Daffodil Day.

‘‘Since 1990, ANZ has raised over $22 million.’’

What she liked the most was that the money raised in the Otago›Southland area would be used there, Mrs White said.

Gore branch staff had approached schools about taking part in a Daffodil Day art drawing competition and had suggested pupils dress in yellow for a gold coin donation.

The SBS St James Theatre had given movie passes and the Gore Aquatic Centre swimming passes for prizes.

The competition would be judged by Mrs Duncan and the winning entries displayed in the bank window.

People who want to make a bid for the painting need to visit the bank today or tomorrow between 9.30am and 4.30pm.