On Friday March 28, Daffodil Day, a group of Longfordians will sell daffodil-themed merchandise in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
For the past 20 years, these dedicated individuals have joined together to raise money for this great cause. One of the group members, Veronica Naughton, spoke of the commitment and enthusiasm of the group who are unaffiliated with any organisation; they just want to do some good in the community.
“We do Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day, there is just a group of us who go out and collect, there is no committee and no expenses; it all goes to the Cancer Society. We have quite a number of people who go out, everyone does about two hours.”
Veronica spoke of how every house in the country has been touched by cancer, there are some stories with happy outcomes but you also hear the bad stories. She praised the people who come out every year to give their time to the cause.
“We just took it on one year and built it from there. Everyone is so fantastic; hail, rain or shine they will be out and everyone is equally as good, both men and women.”
Year after year the people of Longford never fail in their generosity, “both in giving their time and their money everyone is fantastic. We have been through some bad times in the past few years but nobody would pass by. Every bit of it is needed,” Veronica concludes.
To get involved on the day, contact Veronica on 043-3347971.