Harsh weather didn’t put a stop to Daffodil Day
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The harsh weather on Friday last kept most people in front of the fires and out of the cold, but the volunteers were out in force as the yellow of the daffodils added a bit of brightness to an otherwise dreary, dark day on Daffodil Day.
While fundraising was down nationally by approximately 50% due to the bad weather, the volunteers took shelter from the hail and rain, while they avidly collected funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
There were a lot less people roaming the streets compared to other years, but the text line and new app proved even more popular than before, as people could donate without leaving their warm hearths.
So far, the people of Mitchelstown raised €5,000 towards the 2013 campaign for the Irish Cancer Society and people can continue to donate through the dedicated Daffodil Day account in Mitchelstown Credit Union or by logging onto The Irish Cancer Society website for on-line donation options.
Mitchelstown Credit Union was where many people sought shelter from the cold on the day, as there was a great atmosphere in there with tea, coffee and cakes from 10am until 2pm.
They would like to thank all of the volunteers, the ladies who helped with the tea and the sale of raffle tickets, Reidy's SuperValu Mitchelstown, who provided the cakes for the day and all of the businesses and organisations who donated prizes for the raffle.
These include Mitchelstown Credit Union, The Treasure Chest, Finn's Butchers, Mitchelstown Golf Club, Off The Rails, Doody's Pharmacy, The Favourite, Style Lounge, The Hunter's Rest, Fitzgibbon's Pharmacy, Hanley's Butchers, Mr Mister, Maurice and Margaret Sheehy, Niamh's Beauty Salon, Park United, Diva and The Firgrove Hotel.
Details of the Mitchelstown Credit Union Daffodil Day raffle will be announced next week and the volunteers and organisers in every location around the villages and towns would like to thank everyone who supported the day.
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