HALF a decade of Daffodil Day fund-raising is just one of the ways The Junction’s Jenny Varley gives her time to a cause close to her heart.
Not long after she lost her husband to cancer, Mrs Varley jumped at the opportunity to volunteer at the Cancer Council.
‘‘When you get a chance to help someone even briefly, you take it,’’ she said.
Once a fortnight for the past five years, Mrs Varley has worked in the Cancer Council information centre at the Mater Hospital.
As a volunteer at the centre, she offers support, information and a friendly chat to patients, carers and families.
Cancer has touched more than one of Mrs Varley’s family members.
However, she said visitors to the centre made her feel grateful that most of her family was blessed with its health. She is in awe of the bravery of the centre’s patients.
Mrs Varley said if her work at the centre could just help one of them then her time was worthwhile.