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Paying tribute: 'Daff Man' on how he and his partner were supported by cancer nurses

‘Daff Man’ James Gilleran is marking 25 years collecting for the Irish Cancer Society.

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EVERY DAFFODIL DAY for the last quarter century James Gilleran from the Navan Road, Dublin, has been putting on his daffodil-covered jumpsuit and raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society on O’Connell Street.

After 25 years collecting he says hopes he’s done his bit to help make a difference.

“I got started because my father died of cancer on a Christmas,” he told us. “And one day I was coming down O’Connell Street and I saw that they were collecting.”

And I said, ‘Can I help?’
James also told us the touching story of how he and his partner, who died last year, were supported by a cancer nurse. 
You can donate to the Irish Cancer Society via  their website here.

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