Monday, March 27, 2017

National Daffodil Day 2017

Back in the 1960s, the Canadian Cancer Society began usng the daffodil
as a symbol of hope, and for the promotion of awareness and research.
The idea for such a logo caught on universally
and began to be used in Ireland
 when
Professor Austin Darragh
founded the Irish organisation in this country in 1963.
Daffodil Day here now raises millions to fund the society's cause.
Portlaw has it's more-or-less same faithful volunteers to collect
for many years.




Above can be seen Ann Power and Biddy Hanlin
extracting as much as possible from these two contributors
last Friday, March 24th, outside th Centra.


Simultaneously, Johnny Crotty was on the same mission outside Fogartys' at the bridge,
with benefactors
Teddy O'Brien and Claire Holden.

 A total of €1,822 was raised here in Portlaw.
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATIONS
to all concerned!

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