It's so easy to support the cause from home this year.

Daffodil Day takes place this Friday, and while local volunteers can’t take to the streets to sell beautiful flowers, you can still support cancer patients and their families from home.

The Letterkenny branch of the Daffodil Day fundraising campaign is inviting people to make kind donations to the Irish Cancer Society online on:

Over 1,000 people in Donegal will receive a cancer diagnosis each year and Daffodil Day is an important chance to raise funds for services and research and to send people affected by cancer a message of support. 

Here’s how generous funds raised in 2020 were spent in Donegal:

Rosemary Simmons, fundraising lead at the Irish Cancer Society, said: “The people of Donegal have always been generous in their support of Daffodil Day, but this year more than ever, we need your help.”

The Irish Cancer Society acknowledge the support of the people in Donegal in previous years and they urge people to continue to support Daffodil Day this year by purchasing items from the Daffodil Day online shop or by making a donation. 

Donations can be made directly to a specific Just Giving Page for Letterkenny by clicking on the local fundraising page:  or on the Irish Cancer website 

Daffodil Day Virtual 5k

If you are planning a walk/run this weekend, why not do it for a great cause by joining Loreto Letterkenny’s Virtual 5k for Daffodil Day!

Transition Year students are hosting an online campaign as they take on the challenge and invite others to do the same.

Students Kate O’Connor and Maire MacGabhann explain what their mission is about:

We are running a virtual 5k fundraiser in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, for Daffodil Day. It will be on the 26th – 28th of March. You can walk or run.  All of the proceeds will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society. We would greatly appreciate all donations, as every little counts. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer.

This year Daffodil Day is on the 26th of March. Daffodil Day is a day for us all to give hope to people affected by cancer. Funds raised during Daffodil Day are used across the country to help the 44,000 people who will hear the words “you have cancer” each year.

Your donations will ensure the Irish Cancer Society can continue to provide free services, such as the Freephone Support Line, the Night Nursing Service, counselling, and so much more.

Together we can ensure that no-one has to go through their cancer journey alone. 

Everyone is welcome to join in and do a 5k in their local area. To take part or sponsor students as they complete their challenge, please visit: