Image Revolut supports Irish Cancer Society with ‘Daffodil’ debit card
Image Rob Flynn
Staff Writer

Customers can now support the Irish Cancer Society in the run up to Daffodil Day with a limited edition debit card available in exchange for a €4 donation.

The pandemic has had a detrimental impact on many sectors of society since it began almost a year ago and none more so than the Irish charity sector.

However, today fintech Revolut has announced a timely partnership with the Irish Cancer Society that will see Revolut customers be able to order a limited edition ‘Daffodil’ debit card.

All Revolut customers have to do is donate a minimum of €4 through the banking app and they will be able to unlock the Irish Cancer Society branded card.

Importantly, all donations made through the app will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society, unlike SMS campaigns where companies take a certain amount of fees and/or charges. 

Rosemary Simmons, Irish Cancer Society Fundraising Lead said:

We are so grateful for Revolut’s fantastic support for Daffodil Day this year, through the launch of the ‘Daffodil card’.  Because of covid-19 restrictions, our traditional fundraising efforts have been diminished. This platform gives our supporters an innovative and easy way to donate, and purchase a limited edition banking card. By making a donation, you can help ensure everyone affected by cancer in Ireland has access to the support they need.

How to donate

Making a donation through the app is easy. All you need to do is visit the donations tab while in the Revolut app and donate a minimum of €4 to the Irish Cancer Society.

You can also follow the instructions below.

  • Make sure your Revolut app is up-to-date
  • Choose the ‘Marketplace’ tab in the bottom right corner
  • Tap on ‘Donations’ and choose Irish Cancer Society
  • Donate a minimum of €4
  • Order your card*

*Customers should note that the standard card delivery fee of €5.99 also still applies.

Since partnering with the Society back in November 2020 almost €50,000 has been raised via in-app donations to support cancer patients and families across Ireland.

With 100% of Revolut donations going directly to the Irish Cancer Society, this fundraising will enable many more families to benefit from the amazing work that they do.

What is Daffodil Day?

Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer Society's biggest fundraiser taking place in March each year and helps to raise millions of euro to support cancer patients, not to mention funding life-saving cancer research.

Last year the Irish Cancer Society had to cancel its fundraising event on Daffodil Day which normally sees it raise vitally important funds which go towards the work it does.

This year, thanks to the support of Revolut and its customers nationwide the charity will receive 100% of the donations made through the app, no small impact on the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Briain Curtin, Head of Growth at Revolut, told how the Society recently supported his family during his late father’s cancer diagnosis:

Revolut is delighted to support the 2021 Daffodil Day campaign, in this most challenging of years. I have been proud to work with the Irish Cancer Society over the past year, but didn't fully appreciate the value of their work until last week when an Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse helped to guide my family through the passing of my father, Liam.

My family will be forever grateful for the support and compassion shown to us at our time of need.

Charitable donations

For Revolut customers who would like to make a donation to more than one charity there are in fact plenty more charitable organisations to choose from within the Revolut app.

Back in November Revolut partnered with six other Irish charities in a bid to help with their fundraising efforts during the pandemic, including the likes of ISPCC Childline, Focus Ireland, and the Jack & Jill Foundation.

Customers can make any further donations by following the instructions as outlined above.

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