Event Reviews — articles for November 2017

Burnley Santa Dash Begins the Festive season for Rosemere

santa dash The festive season got off to a chilly start at Towneley Park on Saturday with Rosemere supporters turning out to take part in the annual dash or stroll in Towneley Park.

Santas and elves 'dashed' around the 1 km circuit and helped to create a loveley festive atmosphere .. and we were lucky with the weather as the clouds broke to give way to winter sunshine.

Thanks also to the Towneley garden Centre for providing a hot brew to warm everyone up after the event.

Don't forget we have two more Santa Dashes: Kendal on Sunday 3rd December and and Clitheroe on Saturday 9th December. You can register through the Rosemere shop by clicking here.

Cycling Heroes Conquer the Alps

18 months ago business owner Ste Pritchard had the wild dream of taking a team of 20 cyclists over the French Alps and raise thousands of pounds for Rosemere and Blackburn Youth Zone. Fast forward to the end of September 2017 and Ste had taken over 40 cyclists across the Alps riding over 500 miles and climbing 56,000 ft in two groups over 7 days, one at the start of September and one at the end. This was the culmination of months of both training and fundraising and Rosemere received a staggering £25,000. towards our Anniversary Appeal.



Young Rosemere Supporter Lights Up Blackpool!

A young supporter got a once in a lifetime opportunity when she turned up to Walk the Lights for Rosemere last month.  Charlotte Hill from Leyland got to press the famous red button and turn on the Blackpool Illuminations, following in the footsteps of celebrities such as Shirley Bassey and Robbie Williams! 

Over 300 people turned out to walk from Bispham to Starr Gate along Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile and are expected to raise over £10,000 for Rosemere’s 20th Anniversary Appeal.

Poulton Bridge Night Raises £1700

Last Wednesday Head of Fundraising Dan Hill & new Area Fundraiser Becca Hall received an amazing donation of £1700 from Jane Cocker & Geoffrey Cowell of Poulton Bridge Club.

Past President Jane and current Chariman Geoffrey organised a charity Bridge Night on the 7th Nov which raised £850 from a raffle and table monies. The club then generously matched this amount to boost their sterling efforts. Thank you for your support, it's much appreciated!

Treasure Hunt Raises £500

On Monday evening Head of Fundraising Dan Hill was a guest of the Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle. Dan gave the group a presentation on our 20th Anniversary Appeal and the huge impact each of the 3 projects we are funding will have on local cancer patients. The Rotary then presented a cheque for £500 towards the appeal following a Treasure Hunt in partnership with the Ready to Network Group earlier this year. Thank you for your support!