Daffodil Day: How You Can Get Involved
Friday March 22nd is Daffodil Day. Hosted by The Irish Cancer Society, Daffodil day is used to raise much needed funds for the fight against cancer. What the ICS say “Join thousands of people across Ireland in the fight against cancer this March by selling daffodil pins and flowers on streets, at your office and in shopping centres or hosting events in your communities and workplace.” We have a break down of how you can get involved in this amazing cause.
Hold a Coffee Morning
One of the suggestions for Daffodil Day is to hold a coffee morning at your local community centre, village hall, school, or even your own home with some friends and family.
Get the whole community together and ask for people to volunteer their time in helping out, ask local businesses such as shops and cafes if they could donate some of their expertise in preparing some food, it’s all for a great cause after all!
Some tips for hosting your coffee morning:
Be sure to arrange a suitable time, when you know there will be lots of people available. A Sunday game weekend is a big no no!
Spread the word - social media is a great way to inform people of an event. For older people in your community who may not be on social media, get some flyers or posters printed and hang them in your local shops, cafes, and post office!
Have tasty treats! There are some amazing recipes here, suitable for any coffee morning! Want to make things interesting? Why not hold a bake off style coffee morning. Those who enter bring along their tastiest bake and are judged by local experts. This would be a great way to get people talking.
Raise lots of moola! The main objective is of course to raise money for The Irish Cancer Association, so with events like this things like a bake off will get people talking and exciting, hence drawing a bigger crowd. A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, right? Especially when it’s for a good cause. If this isn’t your style, a raffle will always go down a treat! Again, ask local businesses if they would donate an item or voucher for a few prizes.
Order a Box of Pins
The Irish Cancer Society suggest ordering a box of Daffodil Day pins to sell in your local community. This is a great way to get those much needed funds, as well as spreading the message of Daffodil Day.
Great places to sell would be:
Outside your local school at home time (always check with staff first)
At your local shop entrance (again, check with staff as they might be selling them at the counter)
At a local sports event
At your local pub or takeaway
The Irish Cancer Society are always looking for volunteers to help out on Daffodil Day itself. You will be selling their daffodils, pins, and other merchandise on a street in your local area. To sign up to volunteer click here. You will be contacted by your local organiser and they’ll inform you of times and places etc!
Get the Kids Involved
Daffodil Day can be hosted at your kids school as well! There are loads of creative ideas here. Our favourite involves decorating your school in yellow, wearing yellow, and making or drawing daffodils to hang up around the school! If every child donates a euro, you’ll have a nice donation at the end of the day!