The Irish Cancer Society’s 29th Daffodil Day, which is kindly supported by Dell, took place on Friday 11th March. On the day, people from all over Limerick got involved by selling daffodils and merchandise on the street, organising events and donating online. The Society wish to extend a huge thank you to communities in Limerick who supported the campaign.
Over 40,000 people are now diagnosed with cancer in Ireland and over 100 people every day receive a cancer diagnosis. Daffodil Day volunteers in Limerick collected to help provide free services for cancer patients to address this epidemic and to fund life-changing cancer research.
Donal Buggy, Head of Services at the Irish Cancer Society said: “We are extremely grateful to our volunteers and supporters who have played a central role in supporting people in their own communities who are affected by cancer. More and more people are diagnosed with cancer every day and that in turn increases the demand for our services. However, as a result of the support of our loyal and generous supporters, Daffodil Day will make a huge difference to the lives of cancer patients in Ireland.
The services provided by the Irish Cancer Society are only made possible by donations on Daffodil Day. Services where patients are brought to their chemotherapy treatments; the Cancer Nurseline 1800 200 700 where people can get expert support and guidance; and where patients in the last days of their life are able to stay at home surrounded by the ones they love, cared for compassionately and with dignity by one of the Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nurses.
We are aware that some supporters have yet to lodge the funds they have raised. To ensure we can continue to deliver our free services and to fund innovative cancer research, we are asking for all funds to be lodged as soon as possible.”
The success of Daffodil Day 2016 won’t be known until all funds raised from around the country are lodged and counted. Dell, the lead partner of Daffodil Day 2016, has provided a Dell Venue 8 Series tablet to raffle among supporters who have banked their funds by the end of May. Volunteers can log on to the Irish Cancer Society’s Twitter and Facebook pages to learn more about how to win the prize.
Niamh Townsend, General Manager at Dell Ireland, thanked all those who contributed to the success of the campaign. “Daffodil Day sees people come together to make a real difference. Cancer has impacted all our lives and every volunteer has their own reasons for supporting the campaign. To all who supported Daffodil Day in 2016 – from individuals to companies – we join with the Irish Cancer Society in thanking you for your immense generosity.”
Visit www.cancer.ie/daffodilday to lodge funds electronically.