20th Anniversary Appeal 500 Club

Dennis Benson Chairman of Rosemere

Rosemere Chairman, Dennis Benson OBE, launched the Foundation’s latest fundraising initiative for the 20th Anniversary Appeal at the charity’s annual Open Day on Saturday by making a personal donation of £500.  Speaking to over 100 Rosemere supporters, he challenged anyone who could to match his donation or look to raise £500 by holding a fundraising event.


"The 20th Anniversary Appeal represents an enormous opportunity to put our regional Cancer Centre at the forefront of cancer treatment in the UK and every local family has a huge interest in doing this.” said Dennis.   “Our fundraising for the Appeal has been very successful so far, but we are going to need an even greater impetus to see us over the line to our £1.5m target.  That is why I have kick-started the 500 Club with a cheque for £500 and I am delighted that others have already matched my donation.  My plea is that many others will follow suit so that together we can achieve this wonderful breakthrough.  But I realise not everyone can donate this much and my hope is that many others will raise that amount through community initiatives with a vast number of coffee mornings, jumble sales, street collections etc so that together we can hit back hard at cancer and vastly improve the experience of those afflicted by it."


To become a member of the 20th Anniversary Appeal 500 Club simply CLICK HERE to make your donation on line via Justgiving.  When asked to choose the level of donation, please select ‘other’ and enter 500 then add ‘500 Club’ as your message of support.  If you are a UK tax payer and select Gift Aid, the Gift Aid will be automatically added to your donation, increasing it to £625.


Alternatively, you can send a cheque payable to Rosemere Cancer Foundation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Rosemere Cancer Centre, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 9HT.  If you are a UK tax payer and would like to Gift Aid your donation, making it worth £625, please  CLICK HERE  to download a Gift Aid form and return it with your cheque.


Or you can look to raise £500 by holding a fundraising event of your own.  Call 01772 522913 or email info@rosemere.org.uk to contact your Area Fundraiser who will give you all the support and advice you need.


All members of the 20th Anniversary Appeal 500 Club will receive a monthly email update on the progress of the Appeal.  Once our £1.5m target it reached, you will also receive an exclusive invitation to meet the clinical staff and hear first-hand from them about the impact of the Appeal projects on local cancer patients.