Students bake for Daffodil Day

Students bake cupcakes for Daffodil Cupcakes


Yellow cupcakes filled the Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) kitchen this morning as West Coast Trades Academy students raise money for the Cancer Society.

Half a dozen students baked all Friday morning for the fundraiser, with proceeds from the sale to go to the annual Daffodil Day collection. By midday, they had baked 275 cupcakes and were headed out to local businesses to deliver pre‐orders and sell extra cupcakes. Everyone enjoyed a busy morning cooking and offering their time and skills for charity.

TPP Leader – Engagement Mequa Hourston says it’s great to have students using their skills to support a good cause.

“Our tutors work with the students to hone their culinary skills and they are always looking for opportunities to take part in wider community events. The students had a great morning baking up a storm and they’ve made a real contribution to Daffodil Day.”

The Cancer Society of New Zealand's Daffodil Day symbolises hope for one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer. Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society's work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.

For more information contact:
Mequa Hourston, Leader – Engagement
DDI: 03 7699 405 | Mobile: 027 237 5844 | email: