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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.


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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