Daffodil Day raises funds and awareness

Cashel school helps fundraising

Daffodil Day raises funds and awareness

Ben Gillespie, Justin Kao, Gabriels Musinskis. Front row - Jake Doherty, Mrs Margaret Hennessey, Anthony Oliveira, Tharun Saravanan.

Daffodil Day in Cashel was a wonderful success this year, with all lending a fundraising hand, from young to old.

Cashel Daffodil Day Committee wishes to thank all the volunteers who turned out in great numbers on the day and for all their help leading up to Daffodil Day.

Thanks are also expressed to the many people who picked the daffodils on Thursday and wrapped them ready for distribution on Thursday evening and Friday.

There were nine different stations in the shops and on the streets of Cashel manned by volunteers, transition year students and members of Cashel Tidy Towns Association.

Local organisers of Daffodil Day want to thank all the local businesses and shops for their generous monetary donations and excellent spot prizes. Also the schools of Cashel and surrounding areas for their efforts and support in raising funds.

The colorful hats worn by the volunteers added a sense of lightheartedness to the event. We are so happy and privileged to be involved in such a positive and beneficial event which allows funding to be raised for lifesaving research to improve methods of detection and treatment, providing information and support to those affected by cancer and raising awareness of how Cancer can be prevented.

One of the local schools who took on the fundraising challenge were the staff and pupils of St John the Baptist Boys National School.

The boys held a 'yellow day' on Friday, March 23, as a fundraiser for Daffodil Day. Over €600 was raised for this great cause.

Junior and Senior Infant boys presented Mrs Margaret Hennessey with the money they raised (pictured right). Thank to all who donated to this very worthy cause.

In the photographs are: Back row - Ben Gillespie, Justin Kao, Gabriels Musinskis. Front row - Jake Doherty, Mrs Margaret Hennessey, Anthony Oliveira, Tharun Saravanan.