12 March 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

It was announced on Tuesday evening that the Irish Cancer Society had decided to cancel Daffodil Day nationally. Daffodil Day, traditionally takes place in March annually.

It is the main fundraising event in the charity’s calendar, during which many people who have benefitted from the society’s help like to give something back.

It is understood that an alternative date may be selected later in the year, when the threat of Coronavirus/COVID-19 has subsided. In a statement released this week, Averil Power, CEO of the charity said: “The Irish Cancer Society has taken the decision to cancel all Daffodil Day street collections and events that were scheduled for (Friday) March 27th.

“We have made this decision to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, volunteers and supporters. “We also want to focus all our energies on providing cancer patients and their families with the information, advice and support they need at this time.”

Daffodil Day is supported by Boots Ireland. Funds raised go towards supporting cancer patients and their loved ones by providing free advice and support. Daffodil Day also funds life-saving cancer research.

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