Daffodil Day 2015 – Irish Cancer Society 28th Daffodil Day

Laura Hunt

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Ireland’s National Cancer Charity, Irish Cancer Society, is a NGO that was set up to raise money and awareness for cancer, and to improve the lives of those with cancer.

Every year, Ireland’s National Cancer Charity organises a day Called Daffodil Day, which is the largest and longest running fundraising day for the Irish Cancer Society. Today, the 27th of March, marks the 28th Daffodil Day.

Daffodils - Picture Credit (Flicker)
Daffodils – Picture Credit (Flicker)

On Daffodil Day, thousands of volunteers participate in selling daffodil flowers and daffodil pins on the streets, in shops, homes and shopping centres all around Ireland, to raise funds for the societies nationwide free career service, which helps those who are affected by cancer.

Anyone can get involved in fundraising for the event by registering online and offering some of your spare time selling daffodils and pins on the streets in your towns or local communities. People can also bring daffodils and pins into their work place and sell them to their colleague. Individuals or groups can even organise their own Daffodil Day events in their local areas to raise money for the charity.

Daffodil Day - Picture Credit (Flickr)
Daffodil Day – Picture Credit (Flickr)

For those who have busy schedules and cannot commit any time to volunteer, you can donate online at http://www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/how-to-donate. People can also text DAFT to 50300 to donate just €4, or call 1850 60 60 60.

Irish Cancer society is a very worthy charity that works all year round to raise funds for cancer research and cancer support.

According to Irish Cancer Society statistics, in Ireland, one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetime, and on average, there are 30,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed every year. This number is expected to rise to over 40,000 by 2020.

Helping Hand - Photo Credit (Flickr)
Helping Hand – Photo Credit (Flickr)

Cancer affects almost every family in Ireland in some way. Taking part in daffodil day by volunteering, or even donating €4 can make a massive difference. Every donation and every helping hand helps.

 

 

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Laura Hunt