A little ray of sunshine.
It’s a well know song, ‘A little Ray of Sunshine’. You may remember it being sung by Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock in the 70’s. At St Mary’s Anglican Church, a little ray of sunshine is being created on the fence surrounding the church. It’s a plain ordinary wire fence made of cold steel and yet, it is being transformed by love and compassion. Hundreds of bright yellow daffodils are going to adorn the fence and re-create it into a wall of sunshine and a message of love, at least that is what is hoped by the people here.
August 24th is Daffodil Day, the time we all dig into our pockets to give to the Cancer Council. Unfortunately, we all know what cancer is and if we haven’t come face to face with it in our family, we live near someone or know someone who has. It is a cruel disease that affects young and old, rich and poor. The people at St Mary’s and Kangaroo Flat community including students from Bendigo Special Development School, Kangaroo Flat Primary School, Big Hill Primary School, Lockwood South Primary School and, St Monica’s Primary school have all been busy over the past few weeks making hundreds of daffodils that will be attached to the fence of St Mary’s both on High St and Church St Kangaroo Flat in the hope of bring sunshine into the lives of those who have battled cancer or battling cancer.
“We care, our hearts go out to you and we are praying for you “said Rev Tracey Wolsley. If as people drive by, they see a field of daffodils and know they are not alone and that people care and together we are continuing to work towards one day hopefully finding a cure, then that is good. If anyone would like to make a daffodil or pick one from their garden and contribute to creating a ray of sunshine, please come along and place a daffodil on the fence anytime from Friday 24th August.
At 9am on Sunday morning at St Mary’s, there will be a special Daffodil Service where people are invited to light a candle for someone battling cancer or, in memory of a loved one. There will be special prayers written by Sandra Davey, a survivor of cancer and, morning tea following the service. If you would like to give to the Cancer Council, donations can also be made on the day. For further information please phone either Rev Tracey Wolsley on 0423 267 405 or Pastoral Care Convener Ken Eddy on 5447 4664.