A LITTLE bit of hope is blooming in the hallways of the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.
Pops of yellow have sprung up in anticipation of Daffodil Day, which will be held this Friday, August 23.
Money raised on Daffodil Day goes towards cancer research, patient support and prevention programs.
Director of Clinical Services Nursing Ailsa Hawkins said people receiving cancer treatment, as well as their visiting family and friends, can write messages on paper cut-out daffodils for the "Field of Hope" for everyone to read. They will displayed outside the Mater's "Jurassic Park", just down from the front reception area.
Ms Hawkins said Jurassic Park had become a popular spot for families to come for a break from the hospital.
She hoped to fill the hallway with hopeful messages in the lead-up to Daffodil Day.
More than 200 Hunter residents receive cancer treatment at the Mater hospital every day.
For details on Daffodil Day or to donate, go to cancercouncil.com or phone 131 120.