An ask from the Charity Team, in response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Here at Rosemere Cancer Foundation, we are doing all we can to support the oncology teams at Preston and Chorley Hospitals, who are working hard to continue to deliver world class service to cancer patients who need the very best treatment at this very stressful time.

We’re also striving to support the clinical and support staff within the wider Trust, who are tirelessly battling the coronavirus outbreak and the additional pressures that it’s bringing, head on.

Our staff are doing the very best they can in this trying time – and we know that many members of the public are keen to show their appreciation for their hard work. As well as monetary donations, we have spoken to the front line staff and there are a few items they would like, that would make a huge difference to their working day, that they are struggling to get hold of at the moment – things like hand creams, to soothe constantly-washed hands, or snack bars, treats and fresh fruit to keep their morale (and energy!) high.

Could you help? Perhaps you may know a company that could support us with a donation of items?

If you are willing and able to supply items like this, please let us know - we can arrange to collect them from you, to distribute to our staff. Alternatively, if you’d like to simply make a donation, it’s quick and easy to donate online at Just Giving.

If you have any questions, please get in touch – you can message us via social media, you can email info@rosemere.org.uk, or call us on 07850 770530.

THANK YOU

***COVID-19 UPDATE - 24TH MARCH***

We're sad to say that both the Rosemere Cancer Foundation fundraising and administration offices are now shut until further notice, in the interests of public health and safety due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Please note, this relates to the charity team only - the clinical staff will still be there, working hard!

Messages will not be picked up from our office numbers until we are advised it is safe to return to work. Most of our team are now working remotely and are contactable by both email and mobile phone.

Please keep up to date with us on our social media pages, and if you need to get in touch, you can find the team's contact details here.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and please keep yourselves and your families safe and well at this unprecedented time!

***COVID-19 UPDATE FROM ROSEMERE***

Our thoughts are with those people (and their families) affected by the Covid-19 virus - we know this is a worrying time for everyone.

Following government advice on Monday 16th March due to the escalating Coronavirus situation in the UK, Rosemere, in line with government and public health advice, has made the decision to postpone a number of our upcoming events. This includes our ‘Evening of Thanks’ due to take place tomorrow, and our annual ‘Walk in the Dark’ which was due to take place on Saturday 25th April. New dates will be arranged for these events and we will be in regular contact with those affected by these postponements.

The health and wellbeing of all our supporters, volunteers, event participants and patients who attend the Cancer Centre are our number one priority. This concern has also seen the temporary closure of the Rosemere Coffee Shop until further notice and the suspension of our complementary therapy service at Chorley Chemotherapy Unit. This is to ensure that cancer patients only come in to contact with clinical staff who are essential to their ongoing treatment, minimising their risk of exposure to the virus.

At the heart of everything Rosemere does is the wellbeing of local cancer patients and with that in mind, the fundraising team will now work from home and out in the area for the foreseeable future. They will be contactable via both email and telephone (you can see their contact details here).

We are also feeling the impact of events we are associated with being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly monitor local press and our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) for regular updates on all our potential fundraising activities that may be affected. 

These are unprecedented times and your ongoing support during and after this crisis has passed will be crucial in ensuring Rosemere can continue to fund much needed projects and services for local cancer patients.

We will continue to keep you updated on forthcoming charity events and activities such as our Cross Bay Walk (currently scheduled for 14th June) via the local press, our social pages and e-newsletter.

For your ongoing wellbeing and safety, please continue to follow the governments guidelines and advice on Covid-19 - available here.

Once again, thank you for your support in this troubling time,

Yours sincerely,
Dan Hill
Chief Officer