Mary Miller at 57 Boutique, Main Street, Portarlington will host her 9th annual coffee day for Daffodil Day next week.
Mary is an avid supporter of Daffodil Day and would have raised in excess of €10,000 over the years for cancer charities.The boutique owner will keep her shop open late until 8pm to give everyone an opportunity to drop in for a cuppa.
“Cancer has touched everyone and every year someone else has left us,” Mary explains.
“Last year we raised €1,000, people’s generosity is phenomenal.”
The shop will be open from 10am to 8pm next Friday, but Mary says she will be there until people stop coming in.
“It’s often been 10 o’clock at night when I’m leaving the shop. As long as I’m around, I will do whatever I can for cancer care. There will be tea, coffee and some refreshments available all day,” she said.
Mary says expects to be busy.
“There is a steady flow of people all day. They come in after Mass or when they drop the kids to school. There are times during the day that the shop is packed. All the local business’ and the shoppers in Port support it. The coffee day has really grown over the years, it’s amazing.”