Our latest news — articles for 2017

Burnley Chemotherapy Unit Opens its Doors

Burnley Chemo Unit Rosemere supporters who worked hard to raise £112,000 for the Rosemere Burnley Chemo Unit Appeal last year got the chance to see just how the funds had been spent when the Primrose Unit  opened last week in the Edith Watson Building at Burnley General Hospital. 

Burnley Chemo Unit Rosemere’s funds were used to provide a sensory room, an attractive and comfortable waiting area and screens in the main treatment room to give patients more privacy.  The suite also includes a new state of the art Breast Cancer Clinic.

Patients will begin treatment in this amazing facility on Monday 18th December in an environment that is a world away from the previous facilities available. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal, you have made a huge difference for many years to come for local cancer patients.

Warriors Pay A Visit

A huge thanks to the Wigan Warriors and their players for visiting the Ribblesdale Ward here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last Wednesday.

Rosemere supporters Michael Brakewell and his daughter Helen Duchamp organised for the players to visit patients on the ward and hand out early Christmas gifts and treats. These included boxes of chocolates from Beech's Fine Chocolates Ltd in Preston, mince pies from Glovers bakery, Preston & Cupcakes from Finch Bakery in Great Harwood. Thank you to everyone involved, the patients and staff were thrilled with their visit!!

Family Lights-up House for Charity

It's that time of year again when everything becomes a little brighter on these dark winter nights. The Tipping family from Cottam in Preston cover nearly every inch of their property in Christmas Lights all in support of local charities. To date they have raised over £50,000 for local causes including Rosemere. They're at it once again this year for Rosemere, Derian House, Headway Preston & the Jordan Grant Foundation.

Pop down to see them at 1 Valentines Meadow, Cottam, PR4 0LF and show your appreciation by making a donation to all of the causes.

Thank you to the Tipping Family for their support!

Rosemere Invests £92,000 in Clinical Research Centre

On Tuesday 21st November the formal opening of the NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility took place at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The facility sees the collaboration of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Lancaster University and plays an important role in discovering new treatments and improving care for the future.



Lucky Winners Drawn by Chairman

On Saturday 14th October, Rosemere Chairman, Dennis Benson OBE drew our 20th Anniversary Prize Draw during our annual Open Day here at the Rosemere Cancer Centre. There were 6 fabulous prizes up for grabs thanks to generous donations from several local business including Dinner Bed & Breakfast from Bartle Hall Hotel, a 9CT gold and diamond pendant from Beaverbrooks Jewellers, the use of a Peugeot 3008GTLine for one week from Robins & Day, Spa by Twilight for two at Stanley House and a Narrow Boat Experience for 4 from Water Babies Narrowboat Hire. The main prize was £1000 cash for one lucky winner.

Ticket sales for the prize draw have helped to raise just short of £5000 for our 20th Anniversary Appeal. Thank you to everyone who took part and bought or sold tickets.

Click to see winning numbers

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