Plant a Daff

Over 25, 000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in Ireland this year. There is virtually no family in the country which has not been touched by cancer. The Irish Cancer Society depends on voluntary contributions to help provide free nationwide patient care and support. Daffodil Day is a chance for everyone in Ireland to make the biggest difference to the lives of those affected by cancer. Please buy a silk daffodil pin on Friday 20th March, and wear your daffodil to show your support.

This year, the Irish Cancer Society will be planting the Garden of Hope, a beautiful garden of daffodils at Ashtown Castle in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. This garden will mark a new era for Ireland and each daffodil will symbolise the brave Irish people who have stood up in the fight against cancer.

In the last week, every house in the country should have received a letter with your own Garden of Hope daffodil. You are asked to use it to celebrate a loved one, who has fought or is fighting cancer.  All you need to do is write your message, or simply a name or two on the back of your ‘press-out’ daffodil and send it with a donation to the Irish Cancer Society by Saturday 14th March.

daffodilsAlternatively, you can plant a virtual daffodil in the Garden of Hope to symbolise a loved one and show your support by donating online.

Visit Plant your own Daff and write a message to accompany your daffodil in the Garden. You can then email your ‘Daff’ to friends and encourage them to plant their own daffodils.

You can make your online donation here to support the Irish Cancer Society and help them reach their Daffodil Day fund-raising goal of €4.25 million this year.

I planted a virtual daffodil last night in memory of my brother and made an online donation. It couldn’t be easier so get planting now.

5 Responses to Plant a Daff

  1. Grannymar says:

    We have several Daffodil gardens here in Norn Iron. The Children’s Hospice have a Snowdrop garden that is visible from the M2 Motorway as you drive uphill.

  2. Steph says:

    Grannymar – I like the sound of the snowdrop garden.

    We still don’t have a children’s hospice in the South but it’s on it’s way thanks to fund-raising by the ‘LauraLynn Children’s Hospice’ Foundation.

    http://www.lauralynnhospice.com/about_us.html

  3. Baino says:

    Ah the Tyrrany of Distance . . our Daffy day is in Spring . .erm that would be September! I have one on my key ring . .always reminds me of my mum, they were her favourite flower!

  4. Steph says:

    Baino – The daffodils in Ireland are looking beautiful at the moment. I brought my parents each a large bunch at the beginning of the week and was rewarded with the biggest smiles I’ve seen in a long while!

  5. JBBC says:

    Hi Steph, I never fail to be lifted by the sight of a bunch of cheery yellow daffodils. It is the perfect symbol for the Irish Cancer Society. As one of the first flowers of spring it is a sign of hope for those of us on the cancer journey. JBBC
    http://beyondbreastcancer.wordpress.com

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