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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Thanks for wonderful 'Daffodil Day' support

Published 29/04/2014 | 05:24

The Irish Cancer Society has issued a massive 'thank you' to the people of Carlow for all their support of this year's Daffodil Day.

On the day, people all over the county got involved selling daffodils, organising events, getting their work place involved and donating online.

According to the Irish Cancer Society, this year the public went 'above and beyond' for the cause and they wish to commend the communities in Carlow who supported the campaign. The people of Carlow managed to raise a whopping €53,933 which will go towards helping people in Carlow as well as around the country. Last year the Irish Cancer Society provided 101 nights of care, €19,640 in financial aid and much more in the Carlow area.

With money still coming in nationwide, the campaign is well on its way towards achieving the goal of €3.45 million.

Speaking of the support the Society received for Daffodil Day, John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, said: 'Support for the campaign this year has been tremendous. Our fundraisers showed us that they were up to the challenge - organising walks, cake sales, coffee mornings, selling pins and daffs and wearing them with pride. Our corporate partner Dell and their staff and families made a huge effort organising fundraising events and collecting on the day. Thank you all for sparing your time and your money - it means so much to us and really makes a difference to people with cancer in Ireland.'

Those who have yet to bank funds are being asked to do so now so that the money can be added to the county and national total.

Carlow People

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