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Women’s Shed Limerick official presentation of the €18,000 Cheque raised for The Irish Cancer Society, Tuesday, 11th June, The Unicorn Bar. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick Women’s Shed Limerick official presentation of the €18,000 Cheque raised for The Irish Cancer Society, Tuesday, 11th June, The Unicorn Bar. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

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Women’s Shed Limerick official presentation of the €18,000 Cheque raised for The Irish Cancer Society, Tuesday, 11th June, The Unicorn Bar. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Limerick Women’s Shed officially presented an €18,000 cheque to the Irish Cancer Society at a special event at the Unicorn Bar on Tuesday, June 11

Members of Limerick Women's Shed and Caherdavin Men's Shed volunteered to raise funds for Irish Cancer Society this Daffodil Day. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick
Members of Limerick Women’s Shed and Caherdavin Men’s Shed volunteered to raise funds for Irish Cancer Society this Daffodil Day. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

The  €18,000, raised in a single day display the dedication of volunteers from the Limerick Women’s Shed’s and Caherdavin Men’s Shed.

Supporters and Sheds members gathered at the Unicorn Bar including the volunteers who took part in the incredible Daffodil Day effort to raise the funds for the charity.

Sinéad Brinn, Chairperson of the Women’s Shed Limerick gave a heartfelt thanks to those who took part in the fundraising efforts, she told I Love Limerick, “We’re here this evening in our Women’s Shed because we are so proud that we raised €18,000 for the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day. We pulled together a team of over 50 volunteers, they were spread around four different shopping centres in the Limerick area.


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Covering 12-hour shifts, we raised all that money for a fantastic cause which is so close to our heart and has affected lots of our families.”

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day took place on March 22nd 2024 and is the Society’s flagship fundraising day where communities across Ireland turned yellow as they took to the streets to raise funds and give hope to cancer patients and their families.

The evening included an official cheque presentation to representatives from Irish cancer Society and recognition of key contributors and volunteers.

The Limerick Women’s Shed also announced their upcoming table quiz which takes place this Friday, June 14 at the Unicorn Bar, where special guest quizmaster for the night, Bernard O’Shea will host a night “Guaranteed fun and laughs from beginning to end”.

Eimear Scully, co-founder and Vice Chairperson of the Women’s Shed, said, “Everybody is more than welcome to come. Tables of four per team, loads of prizes, loads of support, and we just really want to thank everybody for all the support so far.”

Find out more about Irish Cancer Society here
Read more Limerick Women’s Shed stories here

Pictures: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

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