Shannon: Daffodil Day volunteer, Waterford
Daffodil Day a family affair for the Daunts from Waterford
Shannon Daunt is the third generation of her family to get involved in Daffodil Day since it first started in Waterford.
“My granny was part of the original Daffodil Day committee in Waterford so I’ve been there for the last 10 years helping out; whether it’s been on the stalls, collecting money or in the call centre,” said Shannon.
Shannon’s mother does a stall every year and her father chairs the local committee after he began helping out almost three decades ago, with Shannon now acting as secretary as part of a formidable family combo.
Throughout their decades of fundraising the Daunts have seen how their city and county has truly embraced the day by ‘turning yellow’ through events like bake sales, quiz nights and daffodil stalls.
This year’s Digital Daffodil Day will be a bit different, but Shannon knows the changed circumstances will never alter the enthusiasm of the people in Waterford.
“Every year my mum rings all our fundraisers and says ‘it’s been a year already’. Their response is always: ‘I’m up and I’ll be out at 12 o’clock at my own regular spot’. It’s the commitment that people have which makes it special.”
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