Rain fails to dampen generosity

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Heavy rain on Friday threatened to significantly reduce the income for the Irish Cancer Society’s and Ireland’s main fundraising event, the Daffodil Day collection. At one point the ICS anticipated a drop of ‚€500,000 in income but it seems people reacted to the bad weather by increasing the minimum donation from ‚€2 to ‚€5.Daffodil Day depends heavily on direct on-street sales by up to 6,000 volunteers throughout Ireland but due to the weather some called to say they could not stand out in the torrential rain. ICS hopes to raise over ‚€3 million from the Daffodil Day, some 80% of which comes from street sales.The balance of the income comes from credit card donations and shop and workplace sales. There is also an online facility for the event. In 2004, Daffodil Day raised a record ‚€3.1 million. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rain fails to dampen generosity Howard Lake | 26 March 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

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