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24 May 2022

Support cancer services in Longford this Daffodil Day

Support cancer services in Longford this Daffodil Day

Lending her support to Daffodil Day 2022, the day we take back from cancer, champion jockey Rachael Blackmore is urging people to get involved

The public has been urged to give what they can this Daffodil Day in support of crucial services provided by the Irish Cancer Society to patients and their families in Longford.

Collections will be taking place across the county on Friday, March 25 in aid of the annual fundraiser and in Granard local community organiser Eileen Kilbride will be collecting at Lus na Gréine Family Resource Centre.

“There are so many people and so many families affected by cancer,” Eileen said. “It’s just so important that they get the care they need, when they need it. The Irish Cancer Society plays an important role in providing services such as Night Nursing where people can stay in their own homes and receive palliative care.”

On top of supporting life-changing cancer research, the Irish Cancer Society provides vital services to patients and their families in Longford each year, including supporting over 100 counselling sessions, almost 100 nights of in-home Night Nursing for patients in their final days, and more than 260 Volunteer Driving lifts to get patients safely to and from their hospital appointments in 2021.

As Daffodil Day returns to the streets of Ireland for the first time since 2019 on March 25, the Irish Cancer Society is calling on the public to take part in any way they can to show solidarity and support for anyone affected by cancer.

Every day cancer takes so much from so many families and Daffodil Day is a chance to come together and take something back, giving hope and raising funds so that one day cancer will take no more.

People are being asked to take part and take back from cancer in any way they can this Daffodil Day. As well as donating at Cancer.ie and volunteering to help fundraise, they can purchase items from the Daffodil Day online shop and take part in a steps challenge.

Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power said: “We are so excited to be able to get out on the streets again to see the amazing support the people of Ireland show to anyone affected by cancer. Daffodil Day is such a special and hopeful day for our entire community. Throughout the pandemic we’ve been so lucky that people have found innovative ways to support us but we are looking forward to seeing Ireland turn yellow once again on March 25.

“Daffodil Day is our most important fundraising event of the year and the money raised goes directly to funding crucial supports including our Support Line, free counselling, our Night Nurses to provide end of life care, and financial support for families of children affected by cancer. Along with these services, the money raised on Daffodil Day allows us to support life-changing cancer research.”

For more information about Daffodil Day visit www.Cancer.ie/DaffodilDay

Ways to support Daffodil Day

l Donate at www.Cancer.ie/Donate or over the phone on 0818 10 20 30 l Sell Daffodil pins in your local community
l Donate through Facebook, Instagram or JustGiving
l Purchase a Daffodil pin and donate at Centra stores nationwide
l Revolut users can donate to the Irish Cancer Society through the ‘Donations Tab’ on the Revolut app
l By texting DAF, DAFF or DAFFODIL (€4) to 50300
l By getting your primary school, secondary school or company involved: www.Cancer.ie/GetInvolved

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