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Building firm again steps up to support Rosemere’s Walk in the Dark 

This money has gone to helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients living throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre, and at another eight hospitals within the two counties that also have oncology departments. Among this number is Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, where Rosemere Cancer Foundation funded a new chemotherapy unit that officially opened last year.

Eric Wright Construction sponsor Walk in the dark Of Walton Summit-based Eric Wright Group’s continued Walk in the Dark support, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s corporate and trust fundraising manager Cathy Skidmore said: “It’s fantastic to have the company once again step up to help us with the costs of staging Walk in the Dark.

“We provide a bus service for our walkers whereby we collect them from the Royal Preston Hospital so that they can leave their cars there for when they finish walking and transport them to Chorley and South Ribble Hospital for the start of the walk.”

Cathy added: “We also provide refreshments and goody bags and there are other costs such as printing entry and sponsorship forms. By sponsoring Walk in the Dark, Eric Wright Group is effectively covering these expenses so that every penny raised by the walk can go directly to our 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, which 2018’s walk is supporting. 

“With it being our tenth walk and for our appeal, it would be great if we could make this walk our best subscribed to date and bring the total raised by the event over the decade to a whopping £300,000!”

Jeremy Hartley, managing director of Eric Wright Group, said: “We are delighted once again to be involved in Walk in the Dark with Rosemere Cancer Foundation. As a local company, we are well aware of Rosemere Cancer Centre at which a number of our staff and family members have been treated. It is our pleasure to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the work it does to support not only the centre but all our region’s hospital cancer units and cancer patients.”

The walk sets off at 9 pm following a group warm-up. Entry is £10 per person with children under 12 able to participate for free. Dogs are also welcome. Walkers are invited to dress up to help give the event a carnival atmosphere and display the name of loved ones they may be walking in memory of. Walkers walk at their own speed – there is no time limit. All entrants receive a goody bag at the start of the walk and are welcomed at the finish with brews and bacon barms.

For further information and how to sign up for this year's Walk in the Dark please CLICK HERE to go to the event page for the walk, email Rebecca, or call 01772 522913

Rosemere Cancer Centre provides all Lancashire and South Cumbria’s radiotherapy treatment among other specialist care. Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal is funding a trio of ground-breaking projects at the centre to mark the 20th anniversary of its opening. They include bringing the most advanced robotic surgical system on the market to the centre, making it the first in whole of the North of England to have such a piece of kit.


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Rosemere Cancer Foundation has a remit to fund projects that benefit cancer patients in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Fylde & Wyre NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Should you wish to submit an application for funding please click to download criteria for funding and an application form.


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During December Rosemere awarded it's annual 'Emily Dibben Volunteer of the Year' award at the Volunteer and Supporters' Night. It is always such a hard decision to single an individual, couple or group out for this acknowledgement, as we have so many fantastic people who go above and beyond in their efforts to support Rosemere. We are truly grateful for everything that you all do for us and couldn't do what we do, without your kind support and generosity.

Congratulations go to this year's recipients Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn who received their award from last year's winner Frank Dinsdale. Margaret and Norma are masters at organising fund-raising events in support of Rosemere and also attend so many Rosemere events during the year, usually running a tombola!

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