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Daffodil Day blooming for 30-year anniversary

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 1:00am

Comedian Des Bishop was hand-picked to launch this year’s Daffodil Day!

Taking place on Friday, 24 March, the Irish Cancer society’s Daffodil Day will mark its 30th anniversary this year.

The comedian, who lost his father to lung cancer, urged members of the public to show their support for the growing number of people being diagnosed with cancer.

Des, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000, said: “Cancer has knocked on every door in Ireland, it is affecting lives every single day of the year. I’ve faced it myself, my mother has been treated for cancer and my father unfortunately died from the disease.

“Daffodil Day is an amazing day where the people of Ireland unite to fight back against cancer.

“This countrywide show of support will help fund important cancer research and care for all those affected by this terrible disease. On 24 March, the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, is our day to take action against cancer and hopefully, one day, stop it,” he said.

The public can support Daffodil Day on 24 March by:

• Holding a coffee morning or event at home, in school or at work.

• Registering as a volunteer to help sell daffodil pins.

• Buying a daffodil from a volunteers.

• Donating online at

For more information on Daffodil Day visit

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