Friday is National Daffodil Day in Aid of the Irish Cancer Society

Six-year-old Amy Long (left) and her late friend Áine Riordan (8) were out picking Daffodils 20 years ago in March 2003 and drawing attention to that year’s Daffodill Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Amy left Castleisland for Australia on Wednesday with her boyfriend, Luke King and Áine died tragically in a road traffic accident in August 2010.  ©Photograph: John Reidy 9-3-2003

The big days, the little days, cancer can take special moments away, but together on Daffodil Day, we take those moments back,” – that’s part of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) publicity statement ahead of this Friday’s nationwide Daffodil Day collection.

People and their colleagues can to hold their own events in their community, school or workplace and they’ll find directions by following the link below.

Or if being online is more your thing you can set up a virtual collection, or even join the ICS Heroes from Home online gaming challenge.

Fundraising Ideas

Marie Walsh is the contact person in Castleisland and she’s putting out an appeal for volunteers and stressing the need for fresh daffodils at the various collection points throughout the town.

Marie’s contact number is: 086 1032436.

Check out fundraising ideas for home, school and workplace and find information and inspiration with a click here:

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