Roscommon Daffodil Day Committee launched Daffodil Day 2017 last Friday, 10th of March, at a coffee morning in JJ Harlow’s on Main Street, to support the growing number of people being diagnosed with cancer in Ireland.
Eilish Humborg, Chair of Roscommon Daffodil Day Committee, said: “Since 1988, €66m has been raised on Daffodil Day to support thousands of people affected by cancer. People of Roscommon have been instrumental in raising these funds and we thank you for your staunch support to date.
“As cancer incidence increases, we need your support more than ever before to ensure no one in our community faces cancer alone. Please give what you can on Daffodil Day and make a difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.”
Night Nurse Patricia McKiernan, who cares for patients in Roscommon said: “When I go into a patient’s home I try to bring a sense of calmness, sensitivity, kindness and understanding with caring and comfort for the patients. The relief and reassurance expressed by families in the knowledge that their loved one is comfortable is evidence of the invaluable service of Night Nursing. It is a privilege and honour to be with a patient and family at such a precious time and funds raised on Daffodil Day allow me to do this.”
To volunteer to collect on Daffodil Day contact Eilish Humborg on 087-6362264.