Irish Cancer Society and Dell Ireland appeal to businesses to get on board and support Daffodil Day 2015

Daffodil Day is taking place on Friday 27th March 2015, and today the Irish Cancer Society, along with the campaign’s lead partner, Dell Ireland, launched their appeal to companies and businesses all over Ireland to show they care by signing up to do their bit for those affected by cancer on Daffodil Day. Over 30,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and as cancer incidence grows so does demand on the Irish Cancer Society’s free national services – increasing the need for the business community and members of the public to support Daffodil Day. The overall target for Daffodil Day 2015 is €3.5 million.

pr101782_[4]_ICS Company appeal 13Night Nursing is one service funded by Daffodil Day. Last year the Society was able to fulfil 96 per cent of requests for a night nurse.  Seventy five percent of cancer patients wish to die at home surrounded by family, yet only 25% get to do so. The Irish Cancer Society provides the only night time care service for cancer patients in their own homes. In 2014 the Society’s nurses provided 7,800 nights of care to over 1,670 patients and this service is fully funded by the people of Ireland who consistently support the work of the Society.

Not only does taking part in Daffodil Day raise money for a great cause, it is also a really fun way for staff to come together to fight back against a disease that affects every family in Ireland.

Speaking today Liam Halpin, General Manager, Dell Ireland said: “At Dell, the whole Irish team of 2,300 employees gets involved in the Daffodil Day campaign, volunteering our skills and helping to raise funds. As lead partner on the campaign, we urge other businesses to come on board and support Daffodil Day 2015. There’s plenty of ways to get involved, from team members donating their time to take part in street collections, through to company fundraisers such as bake sales and mini golf competitions. Let’s work together to help the Irish Cancer Society reach its fundraising targets and continue to make a difference in the lives of those with cancer, along with their friends and family.”

Speaking about corporate involvement in Daffodil Day, Chief Executive Officer, John McCormack said “Corporate partnerships and employee fundraising activities help to make a real and significant impact on the Irish Cancer Society’s ability to continue to provide services and support to people affected by cancer in Ireland.”

He continued “We need companies to sign up this year and once again commit to helping those families around the country affected by this terrible disease. We are so grateful for the support given last year by employees, at every level, in companies that chose to get on board. We are inspired by the innovative and creative ways they are prepared to go to in order to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. We need lots of businesses to sign up again this year.”

In 2014 over 400 companies around Ireland signed up with the Irish Cancer Society to support Daffodil Day, running fundraisers in over 800 locations, raising a massive €376,000 to show that they care. A company can go yellow in many ways;

  • Sell boxes of daffodils and daffodil day merchandise in your building
  • Arrange a fundraising event in your office
  • Volunteer some time on Daffodil Day

If you would like further details on how you can become involved in Daffodil Day, please contact the corporate team on tel: (01) 231 6625 or email:


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