Monday 5 December 2016

Daffodil Day: Darragh McCullough makes blooming brilliant daffodil donation

Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30

Darragh McCullough and Eleanor Meade with some of the flowers they distributed for the Irish Cancer Society, in Gormanston, Co Meath. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson
Darragh McCullough and Eleanor Meade with some of the flowers they distributed for the Irish Cancer Society, in Gormanston, Co Meath. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson

“Daffodil Day without daffodils would be like Cheltenham without horses – it just wouldn’t make sense,” said Meath flower grower Darragh McCullough.

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When he heard that volunteers were being told there were no daffodils available last Monday on RTÉ’s ‘Liveline’ radio programme, he called in to offer 150,000 flowers to the Irish Cancer Society.

“Our fields are so full of flowers at the moment that we are exporting them to Holland,” said Darragh, who is also deputy editor of the Irish Independent’s ‘Farming’ section. He asked local distributors Meade Potato Company if they would take on the task of getting flowers out to the nationwide network of Irish Cancer volunteers.

“We were just delighted to be able to help. Cancer has touched us all in some way,” said Eleanor Meade.

To support Daffodil Day call 1850 60 60 60 or text DAFF to 50300 to donate €4 to the campaign. Donations can be made online at www.cancer.ie or you can download the Daffodil Day app from app stores in Ireland.

Irish Independent

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