Sanderson volunteer for Daffodil Day
Our Dublin Team, Donal O'Donaghue, Meghan O'Riordan, Nicola Reid, Melissa Lam, Gary Vitagliano and Elaine Liston, volunteered their time on the morning of March 24th to sell Daffodils, pins and other merchandise to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
This year marked the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day. Daffodils were originally used by The
Canadian Cancer Society in the 1950s.
Representing the first flower of spring, it has proven an iconic symbol
of hope and has become the logo of cancer societies around the world.
Professor Darragh (founder of the society) and Tom Hudson (CEO) organised the first Irish Daffodil Day in 1988. The day quickly became an annual March tradition and in 2001, the daffodil was adapted as the societies main logo.
Today, Daffodil Day encompasses a host of different events, including nationwide coffee mornings, community events and of course the traditional volunteers on streets providing the public with the yellow flowers. The day helps raise millions of euros to support the Society’s free, nationwide services, for those with and affected by cancer in Ireland.