The Irish Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser is back in full bloom this year with the aim of raising 4 million euro for the charity.
Daffodil Day first launched back in 1988 and is now responsible for raising around 20 per cent of the charity’s income.
An estimated 2,600 cancer diagnoses were missed in 2020 alone due to the Covid pandemic.
🌼🏵️📣TODAY IS DAFFODIL DAY📣🏵️🌼
Be sure to keep an eye out for our street sellers and boxes all over the country today to purchase your Daffodil pin to show your support for those affected by cancer in Ireland💛
There are also plenty of other ways to #ShowYourSupport:🏵️ pic.twitter.com/BINfMZsIZ1
— Irish Cancer Society (@IrishCancerSoc) March 24, 2023
Averil Power, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society, is urging people to donate what they can:
"The Irish Cancer Society only gets 3 per cent of our funding from the state so we're reliant on Daffodil Day and other events to raise over 25 million euro every year."
Volunteers will be out in force across the country today.