A few weeks ago, Shaw Hill Golf Club in Chorley ran a tribute night in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The bill was shared by comedian Iain Mack and Nicole Parkinson, who performed as ‘Cilla Black’.  This was followed by a delicious supper, with proceeds from the tickets going to the charity.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation, along with St Catherines Hospice, are both well-known local cancer charities operating in the Chorley, Leyland and Preston area.  Rosemere provides world class treatment throughout Lancashire using their funding to buy equipment, find new ways to treat cancer, fund research projects to increase our understanding of cancer and to ensure staff dealing with the illness receives first class training.

In 2015, Rosemere raised £336,483 with the funds being spent on projects such as a hospital quiet room to discuss patient issues in private and a Lancashire research project which looks at the impact of a change of diet on cancer patients.  Funding comes from events like the Shaw Hill Tribute Night, Garden Parties, Bike Rides, Wine Testing and collections at supermarkets.

Mark Booker, owner of Independent Living, commented, “In the Chorley and Leyland area, we take a number of customers to the Rosemere Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital and you can see the great work they do with the number of people whose lives have been affected by cancer.  I would urge people to support this charity, and the great thing about it is many of the fund raising events are fun – you can have a good time whilst making a contribution.  As a member of Leyland Rotary Club, many of our events such as the annual Leyland Festival in June donate some of the proceeds to the charity.”

More information about Rosemere can be found on their website www.rosemere.org.uk or by emailing info@rosemere.org.uk.