Daffodil Day 2019 Raises €14120.50 In Monaghan Town /Scotstown Area for the Irish Cancer Society.

On March 22rd we managed to bring a touch of  Daffodil Bloom to our Monaghan and Scotstown Communities.  We are delighted to report that the wonderful amount raised on Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society was €14120.50.  The Irish Cancer Society  is delighted to report that funds are still coming in from all corners of the country and they hope to reach their target of €3.5 million this year.

Whether you took to the streets and sold Daffodil Day merchandise or bought some on the day, please know we simply could not do it without you.  Every daffodil sold allows the Irish Cancer Society to continue to provide its free nationwide cancer information and patient care services.  By helping on daffodil Day you are joining the fight against cancer.

The success of  the day in Monaghan is due in great part to the many wonderful volunteers who took time out and worked so hard on the 22rd of  March selling Daffodil Day gifts, pins, silk and fresh daffodils.  We were extremely lucky to have some new volunteers this year.

There was a great atmosphere in the Diamond , the main focal point for daffodils on the day.  Once again the generosity of the people of  Monaghan, Scotstown and surrounding  areas exceeded all our expectations.  We are living in difficult times in terms of trying to raise finance, but thankfully the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day continues to attract very wide community support and the response was truly amazing.

We are extremely thankful to the people who donated fresh daffodils and the ladies who made the beautiful daffodil arrangements.  We extend a special word of thanks to David Maxwell for providing the Gazebo and to Flemings Toy department for inflating our balloons.  Also thanks  to the students from Beech Hill College, St. Louis Secondary School and The Collegiate;  you were wonderful sellers and we could not have managed without your enthusiasm and eagerness.

A huge thanks to Kathleen Murray and her team of collectors who were out and about selling daffodils in Scotstown village and raised over €1800. As usual we are indebted to the local businesses for their loyal support.  A hugh thanks to everyone who helped with the collection boxes. Thanks to Boots Chemist and Dinkin’s  who generously give our volunteers hot beverages and not forgetting  Rory Geary of the Northern Standard who paid us his annual visit.  As usual the Shopping Centre,  Dunne Stores and Supervalu kindly accommodated our volunteers.

Your dedication and commitment continues to amaze us, we are so grateful for your support.  Your participation is crucial to the outstanding success of  Daffodil Day and the work of the Irish Cancer Society.  Every daffodil, pin or key ring sold supports programmes that prevent cancer, saves lives from cancer , help to continue making breakthrough in research and help people facing cancer to cope  and maintain the highest possible quality of  life. The funds raised will allow the Irish Cancer Society  to continue to provide services such as the Night Nursing and other support services to patients in Monaghan.

Once again , our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped.  Thank you for joining  the fight against cancer with us.  We look forward to welcoming you as part of our Daffodil Day team again next year.  We take this opportunity of  thanking everyone who helped us over the past 30 years.  From the local organising committee  – Lorraine, Mave and  Pauline  –  you are such an important part of our bunch.