The Irish Cancer Society in numbers:
- Our specialist cancer nurses supported 17,469 callers to our National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700), 73 of these calls were from people in Westmeath in 2013.
- We provided 7,770 nights of care to 1,868 families, 204 nights of care were provided in Westmeath in 2013.
- We provided financial aid to the value of over €1,182,744, €23,320 worth of financial aid was provided to people in Westmeath in 2013.
- We distributed over 174,785 cancer information booklets and fact sheets to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2013, 1,654 booklets and factsheets were sent to people in Westmeath.
The Irish Cancer Society’s 27th Daffodil Day, supported by Dell, was on Friday March 28, when people from all over Westmeath got involved – selling daffodils on the street, organising events, getting their work place involved or donating online.
People went above and beyond, fundraising for Daffodil Day 2014 and the society wish to thank and commend the communities in Westmeath who supported our campaign.
The target for Daffodil Day 2014 was €3.45m. Money is steadily coming in from around the country and the society say that they are well on the way to reaching their target.
John McCormack, CEO, Irish Cancer Society, said: “Support for the campaign this year has been tremendous. Our fundraisers showed us that they were up to the challenge – organising walks, cake sales, coffee mornings, selling pins and daffs and wearing them with pride.
“Our corporate partner Dell and their staff and families made a huge effort organising fundraising events and collecting on the day. Thank you all for sparing your time and your money – it means so much to us and really makes a difference to people with cancer in Ireland.”
Despite last year’s dreadful weather €3m was raised for Daffodil Day, €55,496 of that from the people in Westmeath.
For those of you who haven’t banked your funds yet please do so now, so the Irish Cancer Society can add your money to your county total.