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TK Maxx Store Staff Help for Rosemere

Staff from TK Maxx in Fishergate, Preston, have presented Rosemere with a cheque for £2,500 for its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation Appoints a New Chairman

Peter Mileham, OBE, DL, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.  Peter, who has been involved with Rosemere almost since its formation in 1997, took up his new role on 1st January. 

Dennis hands over to Peter Sue Thompson, Chief Officer for Rosemere says "We are delighted to welcome Peter to the helm.  As a prominent member of the business community regionally and nationally for many years and a marketeer to his finger tips, Peter is emminently qualified to take the Foundation forward and I very much look forward to working with him." 

Peter is looking forward to the challenge.  "I am keen to meet and get to know Rosemere's supporters" he says "and work with our clinical colleagues to do everything possible to help them deliver truly world class cancer treatment to local patients across our region."

Photos: (1)Peter Mileham, (2) with retiring chairman Dennis Benson

Rosemere Says 'Thank You' to Dennis

Supporters, staff and members of the Management Committee, past and present, came together last Saturday afternoon to say a huge 'thank you' to Dennis Benson OBE, who as Chairman has guided the charity for over a decade.  More than 50 people came along to  Bamber Bridge FC where Dennis is an ardent supporter to share stories and wish him well for a long and happy retirement. 

Sue Thompson, Chief Officer, said "It was a lovely afternoon and a chance for us to thank Dennis for many years of dedication and commitment to Rosemere, establishing the charity as integral to the delivery of world class cancer services in Lancashire and South Cumbria." 

It certainly was not 'good bye' though.  As a Patron of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Dennis will continue to play a role in promoting its work, hopefully for many years to come!

Photo: Sue with caricature presented as thank you gift to Dennis.


Hotel’s tea-time treat for Rosemere

Staff from Bartle Hall Hotel, Bartle, had a tea-time treat for Rosemere Cancer Foundation when Managing Director Andrew Haworth served up a donation of £3,384 for the charity’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal at a special afternoon tea event he laid on as a gift to 12 hard-working local Rosemere volunteers.

Burnley Chemotherapy Unit Opens its Doors

Burnley Chemo Unit Rosemere supporters who worked hard to raise £112,000 for the Rosemere Burnley Chemo Unit Appeal last year got the chance to see just how the funds had been spent when the Primrose Unit  opened last week in the Edith Watson Building at Burnley General Hospital. 

Burnley Chemo Unit Rosemere’s funds were used to provide a sensory room, an attractive and comfortable waiting area and screens in the main treatment room to give patients more privacy.  The suite also includes a new state of the art Breast Cancer Clinic.

Patients will begin treatment in this amazing facility on Monday 18th December in an environment that is a world away from the previous facilities available. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal, you have made a huge difference for many years to come for local cancer patients.

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If you are looking for information on the CLINICAL SERVICES of the Rosemere Cancer Centre please click here. If you require urgent out-of-hours advice following recent cancer treatment please contact the Acute Oncology Helpline on 01772 523205.