Volunteer teams will be out in force around Donegal today selling bright bunches of daffodils in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
People all over Ireland are being called on to support the charity and help fund crucial care for cancer patients. The goal this year is to turn Ireland yellow with daffodils, pins and socks all for sale locally.
It's Daffodil Day! Help us turn Ireland yellow and support the fight against cancer by picking up a daffodil pin and sharing your daffodil selfie with the hashtag #DaffodilDay. Tag us @IrishCancerSoc for a retweet! pic.twitter.com/H7Lgosxfyl
— Irish Cancer Society (@IrishCancerSoc) March 23, 2018
Every 3 minutes a person in Ireland gets a cancer diagnosis, and in Donegal 986 people were diagnosed with cancer in twelve months. Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots Ireland, takes place on March 23rd and is a crucial fundraiser in the fight against cancer.
Funds raised are vital for supporting cancer patients through local nursing and hospital transportation.
Last year 170 nights of nursing care were provided for 45 cancer patients in Donegal. In order to provide services to people affected by cancer, the Irish Cancer Society needs to raise €4m nationally on Daffodil Day this year. A total of 422 journeys were facilitated by volunteer drivers for cancer patients in Donegal last year.
Averil Power, Chief Executive, Irish Cancer Society reiterated the need for donations today , “Record numbers are turning to the Irish Cancer Society for crucial care and support. Only two per cent of our funding comes from the State. We are therefore hugely dependent on the generosity of the public on Daffodil Day to fund vital services such as Night Nursing.”
How to support Daffodil Day?
Buy a daffodil on 23 March, donate online or text Daff to 50300 to donate €4*.
*Text costs €4. Irish Cancer Society will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278