Fastway deliverers bringing your Daffodil Day flowers
GETTING the clouds of yellow flowers needed for today's annual Daffodil Day cancer fundraisers provides a challenge for those making the deliveries.
But it's a challenge one of the delivery companies, Fastway, is more than happy to make.
For the past seven years the national courier group has donated its services to the Cancer Council for Daffodil Day.
For Lismore franchisee, Aaron Lacey and his Grafton-based counterpart, Rod Lawson, it's been a busy couple of days.
"Between Lismore and Grafton, we handled more than 300 cartons of flowers," Mr Lacey said.
He said speed was of the essence when dealing with the flowers.
"They came to us chilled in their Styrofoam boxes last night," he said.
"Once they're out of the fridge, we have to get them delivered as soon as possible."
"I've got most of them delivered now. There's just a few to go to outlying areas."
Mr Lacey said he was used to delivering flowers around the region.
"Once a week the Northern Rivers depot delivers for lily farm, taking flowers from Alstonville down to Yamba and Grafton," he said.
"We use the same processes for yesterday's deliveries as we do for delivering those flowers."
Fastway drivers around the country have donated their time for the day.
"We're proud to be supporting Daffodil Day and the amazing work that Cancer Council does," said the CEO of Fastway Couriers Australia Richard Thame.
"It's an honour to say that we've supported this cause for many years, and we hope to continue our partnership with the Cancer Council in the future."