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Daffodil day 2011

The volunteers turned out in plenty and the weather was kind, kinder than last year, and the public were once again very generous. The total raised has not been announced yet but the Emyvale collection points seemed to be doing a ‘good trade’ all day. We hope to bring you the total when available, but thanks to everyone who helped in any way. Further details later but here we have a couple of photos of the Collections points.

Daffodil Day in Emyvale and the North Monaghan area was a great success having raised €7,616. It was also a special day for raising awareness of cancer for the Irish Cancer Society. As usual the public were very generous despite the economic downturn and credit crunch. The beautiful sunny day made outdoor conditions very favourable for the workers.

Pauline Treanor of Lakeview, coordinator, and her 40 enthusiastic volunteers did trojan work in manning the various ‘Daffodil Stations’ and targeting drivers of vehicles for donations passing through the village. The monies raised enables the Society to provide the highest quality care and emotional support to people affected by cancer through the free nursing  and cancer information services. Thanks to the business people for facilitating us and supplying the welcome refreshments. We are grateful to those who took the time and effort to pick fresh daffodils. Thanks also to the collectors who sold daffodils in their own neighbourhood in the days leading up to the 25th., and all who worked so hard on the day. Your help and support is invaluable to the work of the Society and the many families who avail of their services. Sincere thanks to all who helped out in any way. Welldone.

The above was received from the local organisers.



Our picture shows  some of the volunteer collectors and Co-ordinator, Pauline Treanor, presenting the cheque for E7,633.50 to the Irish Cancer Society.