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

Research thank you photoThe ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is a difficult time for us all – for our patients and their families, our NHS colleagues, our volunteers and fundraisers, and everyone else affected across the region – particularly if they are currently going through cancer treatment or dealing with a diagnosis.

Across the region, clinical teams continue to provide world class care for those living with cancer.  Cancer does not stop because of Coronavirus. The care that our clinical staff provide does not stop because of Coronavirus. Therefore, our mission to fund world class cancer treatment cannot not stop either.

Come what may, we must continue to provide the same levels of funding to life-changing projects, for the benefit of our patients.

As we’ve mentioned before, in line with government guidelines we have taken the decision to postpone or cancel a number of our flagship fundraising events such as our annual Walk in the Dark. While this is absolutely the right decision to make, we must also consider the financial implications and the potentially damaging impact of this on Rosemere Cancer Foundation, and the work that we do.

Could you, if you haven’t already, consider helping us through this incredibly difficult period by supporting us today? We understand this is an unprecedented, ever-changing, and often ever more difficult, time for many – so we absolutely understand if this isn’t possible.

But if you are in a position to do so, and you wish to help, you can give a gift online now – just click here to donate.

Alternatively, take a look here to see all of the available donation options. 

 

Thank you.

 

***Covid-19 update from Rosemere - 7th August***

As the Cancer Centre continues to care for patients who are some of the most vulnerable at the moment during this crisis, I’m sure you can imagine our current priority is to continue to support this care in the safest possible way. This means that our charity offices continue to remain closed to the public until further notice to ensure footfall at the Cancer Centre is kept to just the patients and staff essential to their care and treatment.

A number of our team have been redeployed to support other hospital departments as we adapt to the impact of Covid-19 on our finances and activities. Those of us that remain are working remotely.We can be contacted via info@rosemere.org.uk or 01772 522913 and our post is also checked on a daily basis. If you’d like to contact a specific member of the team please click here, please take a look at our Meet the Team page for contact details.

We appreciate this is an anxious and uncertain time for everyone, but hope you are able to continue to support us throughout this crisis so we can ensure local cancer patients continue to receive world class treatment and care.

Thank you to those of you that have so far donated, undertaken your own challenge under lockdown, or supported us through one of our many virtual fundraising activities. If you haven’t been able to respond or support us yet, we understand and hope you can come back to us at a later time.

For the time being please keep yourself and your families safe and well. We look forward to seeing you when it’s safe to do so, and we are looking forwards to getting back to what we do best; raising funds to provide cutting edge technology, enhancing patient welfare, supporting our oncology staff and funding local cancer research, putting us at the forefront of fighting cancer - all of which is above and beyond what the NHS can do.

Your support is more important now than ever before, and will make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families across Lancashire & South Cumbria.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Hill

Chief Officer

***Covid-19 update from Rosemere - 16th March***

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