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 - 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 - 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