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Monday, 11th November 2019

Daffodil Challenge in bloom across Meath

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Aidan Kennedy of Indaver and Cllr Sharon Keogan with the sacks of daffodil bulbs which will be delivewred t oschools and outh groups who will grow them and sell the daffodils in aid of cancer research.

Independent Meath Councillor Sharon Keogan has launched the Daffodil Challenge across the County.

This initiative was open to schools and youth groups across the county with 40 groups and schools signing up.

“The aim of the challenge is to get young people out and making a difference” said Cllr. Keogan.

“Young people are becoming more concerned about climate change and this is the perfect way to get them involved in their local environments.

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“This is not just talking about climate change or the environment, it’s about getting out and planting, cutting, selling and making money for cancer research.”

The Daffodil Challenge was a system wherein each group who signed up received 400 daffodil bulbs to plant in a public space in their local area with the promise to harvest and sell them in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

“All the money raised by these groups will be going to the Irish Cancer Society” said Keogan.

“The bulbs were kindly sponsored by Indaver here in Duleek so the challenge was free to everyone who signed up. Each bulb can grow up to twenty daffodils, so we could have over 300,000 daffodils in bloom across the county, from Navan, Ashbourne, Trim, Kells, Duleek and in between.

“We can’t wait to see all these daffodils in bloom in the early spring.”

Students from 5th & 6th Class from Scoil Naomh Treasa Bellewstown with their bag of bulbs.

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