The Irish Cancer Society is seeking a Daffodil Day community organiser for Longford town.
The Irish Cancer Society’s National Flag Day, Daffodil Day, is taking place this year on Friday, March 25 and the society are looking to recruit a coordinator and a group of volunteers particularly in the Longford town area.
If anyone is interested in this rewarding volunteer role, please contact Ena Barrett, Community Fundraiser for Ulster Connaught on 087 7381055.
Ena explained, "This year we ring in our 35th Daffodil Day. Thanks so much to the people of Longford for their amazing support over the years, and for bringing Daffodil Day to their community.
"Behind every daffodil is a community organiser, rallying groups of friends, co-workers, neighbours and families, to come together and raise vital funds in creative and innovative ways. For this we cannot thank you enough.
"Cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic and neither has the demand for our service and that’s why this year’s Daffodil Day is so important.
"It’s absolutely vital that we’re there to support cancer patients and their families, when they need it most. Irish Cancer Society services rely heavily upon Daffodil Day to take some time back from cancer – not only through this one precious day of awareness and support, but through all the progress that can be achieved as a result of volunteers and the ongoing support of your communities.
"This year we need help to identify a co ordinator and volunteers in Longford Town. As Daffodil Day Community Organiser, this volunteer will:
• Source and organise volunteers to help with the sale of Daffodil Day merchandise at various locations in Longford Town. Volunteers can include family, friends, or local school students etc.
• Order and distribute Daffodil Day merchandise
• Supervise Daffodil Day activity in Longford Town on March 25, 2022
• Collect and lodge all funds raised throughout the day at your local AIB or post office
"The suitable volunteer will need to be able to dedicate at least one hour a week from March – April 2022, peaking during the week of Daffodil Day on March 25 when the volunteer will be required from 8am – 6pm on March 25.
"This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a high level volunteer role in Ireland’s national cancer charity. The funds you raise ensure cancer patients and their families get the help they need, from a volunteer driver bringing patients to their treatment or a researcher working to find better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
"The important thing is just to get involved – and to get others involved, too. The last two years have been especially difficult for cancer patients and their families, who have been relying on our support services more than ever before. By taking part, you’re once again making a real, practical difference to thousands of cancer patients and their families. Spurring on research and progress. Keeping vital services available and supporting people along the way.
If interested in the role of Community Organiser for Longford Town, please contact Ena, your community fundraiser on 087 7381055 or firstname.lastname@example.org who is happy to talk through this role and give you all the support you will need.
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