Daffodil Day across the country today

Daffodil Day across the country today


Ennis Daffodil Day Committee member Mary Guerin collects daffodils for the annual charity event

Daffodil Day will take place across the country including Co Clare today as volunteers raise vital funds to help those affected by cancer.

Today is also the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day and volunteers in Ennis will be out in force once again to raise crucial funds to help those affected by cancer.

Michael Guerin Snr. brought Daffodil Day to Clare 30 years ago and when he passed away his son Michael Jnr took up the baton.

At the launch of the annual event earlier this morning, Michael Guerin Jnr., said: “Since 1988 €66m has been raised nationwide on Daffodil Day to support thousands of people affected by cancer.

People of Clare 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.”

Funds raised support a range of services, including the Society’s Night Nursing service which provides palliative care to cancer patients in Ireland, allowing those at the end of their cancer journey to remain at home with their loved ones.

Last year 40 cancer patients in Clare received 196 nights of care through the Society’s Night Nursing service.

To get involved in Daffodil Day in Ennis contact Michael Guerin on 087 2045759 or visit www.cancer.ie/daffodilday

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.