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Volunteers from Ballina, Belmullet, Ballycastle and Killala present a cheque for €47,011.36 to Mary Murray, community fundraiser with Midwest Irish Cancer Society. Picture: John O’Grady

More than €47,000 has been raised by volunteers in the north Mayo area as part of activities taking place for Daffodil Day, which was held on Friday, March 25 last.

It was the first face-to-face Daffodil Day in three years due to the successive lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funds raised on Daffodil Day go towards the development of life-changing cancer research as well as providing vital cancer support services to patients and their families, ensuring nobody has to go through cancer alone.

A total of €3,888 was raised by volunteers in Killala and Ballycastle, while €5,690 was raised by volunteers in the Belmullet area with another €37,433 raised in the Ballina area, resulting in a total figure for north Mayo of €47,011.36.

Volunteers gathered recently to present a cheque to Mary Murray, a community fundraiser with the Irish Cancer Society in the midwest region.

“On behalf of the Irish Cancer Society and the people we help, thank you to Mary Martin and the wonderful volunteers in Ballina, Belmullet, Ballycastle, Killala, and the staff and students of Enniscrone National School, and Tommy Battle, for their incredible support, and also the many supporters in Ballina and the surrounding areas, who gave so generously,” said Ms Murray.

“The funds raised will allow the Society to provide vital services and practical care to anyone affected by cancer in Mayo.”

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