The Irish Cancer Societyâ€™s 27th Daffodil Day, which is kindly supported by Dell took place on Friday, March 28. On the day, people from all over Tipperary got involved â€“ selling daffodils on the street, organising events, getting their work place involved or donating online. People went above and beyond, fundraising for Daffodil Day 2014 and the Society wish to thank and commend the communities in Tipperary who supported our campaign.
The Societyâ€™s target for Daffodil Day 2014 was â‚¬3.45 million. Money is steadily coming in from around the country and the Society is thrilled to say that they are well on the way to reaching their ambitious target.
John McCormack, CEO, Irish Cancer Society said - â€œSupport for the campaign this year has been tremendous. Our fundraisers showed us that they were up to the challenge â€“ organising walks, cake sales, coffee mornings, selling pins and daffs and wearing them with pride. Our corporate partner Dell and their staff and families made a huge effort organising fundraising events and collecting on the day. Thank you all for sparing your time and your money â€“ it means so much to us and really makes a difference to people with cancer inIreland.â€
Despite last yearâ€™s dreadful weather â‚¬3million was raised for Daffodil Day, with a â€˜whoppingâ€™ â‚¬159,173 of this coming from the people in Tipperary. Below are just some of the services the Irish Cancer Society provides in Tipperary;
- Our specialist cancer nurses supported 17,469 callers to our National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700), 126 of these calls were from people in Tipperary in 2013.
- We provided 7,770 nights of care to 1,868 families, 357 nights of care were provided in Tipperary in 2013.
- We provided financial aid to the value of over â‚¬1,182,744, â‚¬62,075 worth of financial aid was provided to people in Tipperary in 2013.
- We distributed over 174,785 cancer information booklets and factsheets to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2013, 1,129 booklets and factsheets were sent to people in Tipperary.
For those of you who havenâ€™t banked your funds yet please do so now, so the Irish Cancer Society can add your money to your county total!
Itâ€™s vital that Daffodil Day reaches its ambitious fundraising target of â‚¬3.45million in order to continue to provide and expand its vital services.