Its that time of year again when volunteers stand at various collection points around
the country raising money for the Irish Cancer Society. Emyvale and North Monaghan
contributes greatly to the cause every year and on March 26th this year the ‘soldiers’
were out in force once again. Amelia McCormack was main coordinator locally and it
is a demanding task and can be difficult to get all times and points covered but
there is a core of excellent volunteers who have no difficulty in giving an hour
and it is thanks to them that it all happens. Marie Murphy deserves great appreciation
for the many years she has been coordinator and the massive amounts she has been
instrumental in raising for the ICS and we thank her for her commitment and work.
Hopefully the local organisers will be able to give us a total within the next few
days, which we will pass on to you. It would also be interesting for us to get some
idea of the amount raised nationally by the ICS and what it is used for.
Fabian doing an excellent job as usual (he missed his vocation - he should have been
a Garda) while Amelia ‘entertains’ the by-passers. Trouble was the traffic stopped
demanding ‘an enchore’. They can get that in Threemilehouse on Saturday night at
the Ulster Scor finals.
Below we captured the hard-workers at two of the collection stations - on left is
at Centra and on right at McMahons Supermarket. We would also like to wish Dermot
McMahon a very speedy recovery and hope he is back behind the counter real soon.
Afterwards: The Daffodil Day was a great success and raised €7,826 for the Irish
Cancer Society. Over 40 volunteers participated and it is down to their offering
of time and energy that so much was raised. Thanks also to the business people who
donated, supplied refreshments to the collectors and allowed the collection outside
their shops. A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who contributed to the cause either financially
or in any other way. Thanks to Amelia Murphy McCormack for acting as Chief Co-Ordinator
for the event, taking over from her Mum, Marie, who carried the responsibility for
many many years. This comes from Nancy McCluskey, Daffodil Day PRO. Hopefully Nancy
will be able to get us a total figure for the amount raised by the Irish Cancer Society
each year through all of their fund-raising projects and also give us some idea how
that money is spent.