Date: 
March 22, 2019

Daffodil Day bad weather appeal

The Irish Cancer Society has appealed to the public to donate online or by text as Daffodil Day is hit by bad weather.

Chief Executive of the Irish Cancer Society, Averil Power said, “We would like to thank all the volunteers collecting today to help people affected by cancer in their communities. Only 2 per cent of our funding comes from the State. That means we need to raise €4 million today to meet increased demand for services such as our night nurses, volunteer drivers to bring patients to chemotherapy and lifesaving cancer research.

“We are worried the bad weather will affect our street sales, as happened in 2013. So we’re appealing to people who haven’t given yet to do so online or text DAFF to 50300 to donate €4.”

Daffodils will also be on sale in Boots stores nationwide for the next few days.

Bernadette Lavery, Managing Director of Boots Ireland, sponsors of the campaign said, “Colleagues across our 87 Boots stores in Ireland have been so enthusiastic in their support for Daffodil Day this year. We have all been touched by cancer in some way so it’s a cause close to our hearts, and are delighted by the generosity of our customers who have dug deep to support our fundraising activities. We will be selling daffodils in store over the coming days to allow members of the public to drop in and show their support if they haven’t had an opportunity yet.”

Text to donate €4 by texting DAFF to 50300.Text costs €4. Irish Cancer Society will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.