Daffodil bulbs raise over $25,000 for West Gippsland Hospital

This year’s popular Daffodil bulbs fundraiser sold out in record time and raised over $25,000 for West Gippsland Hospital.

50, 320 bulbs were packed into 1258 bags and were sold with the help from nine local businesses who jumped on board for this year’s fundraiser.

Blyth Bros Daffodil Farm has been donating bulbs to the hospital for 28 years with all of the money raised going towards purchasing much-needed Allied and Community Health equipment and social welfare resources.

This year, Blyth Bros Daffodil Farm kindly donated the bulbs for West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s annual fundraiser, raising a record $25,160 this year.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group Board Chair Christine Holland thanked the many businesses who supported this year’s fundraiser.

“This fundraiser is a wonderful example of businesses partnering together to support their local hospital and community.

“We want to thank Baw Baw Food Hub in Warragul, Baw Baw Garden Supplies and Equipment Hire, Bunyip IGA Supermarket, Coffee Pod in Warragul, Down To Earth Garden Centre in Drouin, Drouin Auxiliary Opportunity Shop, Drouin Home Timber and Hardware, Soul Sisters Café in Longwarry, Town & Country Gallery in Yarragon and Trafalgar Opp Shop for taking part in this year’s fundraiser.

“And a big thank you to all in our community who dug deep and purchased a bag of Daffodil bulbs.

“We could not do this without your generosity and support, and we thank you very much for supporting our hospital.”

West Gippsland Healthcare Group Acting Chief Executive Officer Audra Fenton said this year’s fundraiser was a resounding success.

“I wish to personally thank the Blyth Bros Daffodil Farm for their generosity and the many local businesses who supported us by selling the Daffodil bulbs this year,” she said.

“Our community love the bulbs and the fact all of the money goes to help local people.”

David Blyth from Blyth Bros Daffodil Farm said he was thrilled his family could assist the hospital again this year by donating the bulbs for the fundraiser.

“Our farm has been donating bulbs to the hospital for 28 years now and we are proud that the community continues to be so supportive of the fundraiser,” he said.

“It is a wonderful way to support our local hospital and our community. We look forward to seeing the Daffodils bloom throughout our community in the months to come.”

The Blyth family are Australia’s largest daffodil producers, growing over 100 different varieties of daffodils on 350 hectares in Ellinbank.

Blyth Bros Daffodil Farm harvest and process over 500 tonnes of premium quality bulbs each year.

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