Daffodil Day again showcases generosity and support of public


Almost €20,000 raised in Roscommon area

 The Irish Cancer Society and the local voluntary organisers of Daffodil Day 2017 in Roscommon Town and environs, wish to thank the public for their financial contributions, and for their  donations of fresh daffodils.

  A total of €19,438.60 including the coffee mornings in Roscommon Town and Kilteevan, was raised.

  This year again we had the assistance of the  students of the Convent of Mercy Transition Year, for which we are very grateful and extend thanks to them, their Principal and Class Co-ordinators for their co-operation.

  We thank the shops, offices and other outlets which allowed us to place Daffodil Day Boxes in their premises and allowed our volunteers to stand inside or outside their premises on Daffodil Day.

  Contributing to this year’s success were, the  Coffee Mornings hosted by, Caitlin McConn and Brian Mugan in J.J.Harlow’s on 10th of March; Coffee Morning in Scoil Mhuire on Daffodil Day,  Tea Party in Linda Madden’s Pre-School on Daffodil Day, and Coffee Morning by Kilteevan Community Development Group Ltd., in Kilteevan Community Centre on Sunday, 26th  March, also the sale of Knitted Daffodils by volunteer knitters. Well done and thanks to all involved.

  Thanks are also extended to Sean Doyle & Sons Ltd. for the use of their premises in Harrison Centre, Roscommon as a depot for receiving fresh daffodils and to operate from on Daffodil Day and the previous day.

  The co-operation and support of the local media, radio and print, and the Parish Office, have all played their part in the success of Daffodil Day, and for that we say thank you.

  Without our dedicated volunteers, Daffodil Day would not be possible, so sincere thanks to all for their involvement in the weeks before Daffodil Day and over the two days at the depot, and on the streets. We hope you will join with us again next year for another successful Daffodil Day.