Rosemere had a rather chilly day on Saturday at Clitheroe Christmas Markets but it didn't put our volunteers off or all the people who took part in our tombola or bought Christmas cards and crafts helping us to raise a fab £122.65! There was a great atmosphere with all the wonderful market traders and we really enjoyed the visit to the market by a local pop choir to put us in a festive mood
It was another busy Friday in East Lancashire last week with store collections at Tesco Haslingden and Sainsbury's Burnley. Thank you to all our lovely volunteers who helped out and to all the staff and customers of both stores for having us in store to collect. £245.12 was raised at Sainsbury's and £350.13 raised at Tesco - FANTASTIC!
The newly retired Lady Captain of Whalley Golf Club, Bridget Rees, raised £2,169 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation during her year in post through the support of everybody at the club. Bridget, who stepped down from her captaincy at the end of October, hosted a coffee morning, organised a meal and held a golf day at the club to achieve her donation. We are extremely grateful to Bridget and everyone at Whalley Golf Club, who supported her fundraising - Thank you
There was no snoozing on the job for members of Bacup Cricket Club, who undertook a hilly, six-mile sponsored bed push to neighbouring Todmorden Cricket Club in a show of support for chairman Neal Wilkinson and his wife Deborah.
The bed push was organised to raise funds for charity Rosemere and for the club’s own junior section.
Lynn Lord who helped to organise the push, said: “We are hoping that once all the sponsorship money is in, we will have raised £1,000, which will be split equally between Rosemere Cancer Foundation and our junior section.
“The push itself went really well. Everyone was involved from the first team, senior and ordinary members to a lot of our juniors, who walked the route. Plenty more obtained sponsors as did members of our families. We are very grateful to everyone who supported the push, including members of Todmorden Cricket Club, who waited at the club for us to arrive, and the Sportsmans Pub & Guesthouse at Whitworth, which provided us with the bed free of charge.”
Santa spotters were in luck when some 20 bearded, red-suited Father Christmases turned out to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s second annual Santa Stroll through Burnley’s Thompson Park on Saturday 7th December. There were also a couple of elves, who joined the family-friendly one-mile walk, which is on course to raise more than £350.
The park’s Pavilion was transformed into a grotto for the event complete with a Christmas tree, festive music, Christmas tombola and Christmas crafts. It was also the stroll’s start and end point. On finishing, all strollers received a medal, hot drink and mince pie. Thank you to everybody who took part, to the park’s community engagement ranger Victoria Woods for her support and to Eric Wright Group for sponsoring the event.