Event Reviews — articles for October 2017

Fashionistas Gather for Farleys’ Fundraiser

On Thursday 5th October, Farleys Solicitors’ annual fashion fundraiser returned for its 5th year.

The event was held at Rawtenstall’s designer boutique Sunday Best and featured a fashion show of their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection.  Jill Pollitt, celebrity stylist and former model, was special guest for the evening offering her insight into the fashion world and her experience of Britain’s Next Top Model while a full house of fashion conscious ladies enjoyed some glasses of bubbly.

Clients See Red At Law Firm

Clients of law firm Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors Ltd saw red when they turned up at the company’s offices in both Preston and Chorley.

For staff there held a “Wear it Red” for Rosemere Day which, together with sponsorship money that an 11-strong team from the company raised taking part in Rosemere’s Walk the Lights event, should net the charity’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal approximately £550.

Fitness Event’s Boost to Funds

Spinning, Pilates and Zumba were among the most popular classes from a choice of 14 activities available to the 170 participants, who took part in this year’s 9th Annual Fulwood Fitness Event to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Held at Fulwood Leisure Centre last Sunday, the event was dedicated to the memory of Preston’s cancer charity champion Ben Ashworth, himself a former participant, who died in the summer.

Peugeot Dealership Team on their bikes Coast to Coast

After-sales manager Paul Livsey at Preston Peugeot dealership Robins & Day asked work colleagues Dave Lince and Will Lynes and former colleague Paul Walton set off on the coast to coast cycle ride. They met on Morecambe’s Prom at 4 am to ride cycle paths, country lanes and quiet roads for some 170 miles cross country to the Yorkshire resort of Bridlington.

Their target was to reach journey’s end within 24 hours and despite some appalling weather conditions, they smashed it, arriving at their destination in just 20 hours and raising more than £500 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal at the same time.

Former competitive cyclist Paul Livsey (48), who had previously completed the same route solo in an amazing 12 hours, said: “I’m so proud of the lads, who are new to long distance cycling. The furthest they had ridden before was 120 miles so all credit to them for taking on this challenge, which apart from a couple of punctures suffered by Will, went without a hitch.”

Robins & Day’s Blackpool Road branch has taken Rosemere Cancer Foundation as its charity of the year to support the 20 Years Anniversary Appeal. Its staff have already organised and hosted a fundraising classic car show and the company makes a donation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation for every car it sells.