RAISING A SMILE: Ipswich State High School student Alexis List gives a daffodil to Theresa Turner in the Ipswich Hospital yesterday.
RAISING A SMILE: Ipswich State High School student Alexis List gives a daffodil to Theresa Turner in the Ipswich Hospital yesterday. Rob Williams

Daffodils brighten the days of patients

CLUTCHING a solitary bright yellow daffodil, Ipswich State High school student Alexis List made the day of an Ipswich Hospital patient a little brighter.

She joined two of her schoolmates visiting the rehab and palliative care ward yesterday for Daffodil Day.

The grade nine student passed over the beautiful flower to Theresa Turner.

Ms Turner appreciated the gesture.

"It has brightened up my day. It is gorgeous," she said.

Ipswich State High school captain Bryce Berrell said the hospital visit was a chance to give back to the community.

"We want to input some school spirit throughout the community for everything they have done," he said. Student welfare officer Jason Moore accompanied the students through the wards.

Daffodil Day hopes to raise $8.25 million.

The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for all touched by cancer.



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