Daffodil Day

  • Thousands of volunteers will be taking to the streets tomorrow, Daffodil Day, to help raise funds for people affected by cancer.

    The Irish Cancer Society is hoping to raise €4 million in donations tomorrow to meet the increasing demand for its free support services.

    Over the course of Daffodil Day alone, 150 people in this country will receive a cancer diagnosis.

    98% of the charity's income comes from donations, and money collected tomorrow in the sale of fresh daffodils and daffodil pins will help funding lifesaving research and services including Night Nursing and Daffodil Centres.

  • The Irish Cancer Society is calling on people to support Daffodil Day today, to ensure Irish patients can benefit from new research.

    Thousands of the organisation's volunteers will be shaking buckets across the country today and selling daffodils to raise much needed funds.

    Irish women could be the first in the world to trial potential new breast cancer treatment.

     Chief executive of Irish Cancer Society Averil Power says it will tackle an aggressive form of the disease.