Storth villagers have chosen charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation to receive a £500 community award.
The award – a share of profits from the village owned and run general store and post office, which uses its profit margins to support various good local causes – was presented to Rosemere’s South Cumbria and North Lancs area fundraising co-ordinator Tammy Hoskins by its team of voluntary staff.
Team member Alison Charlesworth, co-ordinator of the Dallam Rosemere Cancer Foundation Supporters’ Group, nominated the charity. Alison said: “A number of local people have received treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston, which is the regional radiotherapy centre, and have become aware of the foundation and its work as patients.
“No one has anything but praise for both the centre and Rosemere Cancer Foundation and so the village community was happy to show its support through this award.”
Rosemere’s Tammy Hoskins said: “This award has come as a lovely surprise. It wasn’t something I knew anything about until Alison and the team made the presentation. On behalf of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, I would like to thank everyone who uses and is involved in running Storth village store and post office.”
Rosemere Cancer Foundation spends the donations it receives on vital equipment, research and training that cannot be funded by the NHS as it strives to bring world class cancer treatments and services to local cancer patients throughout South Cumbria and Lancashire via their local hospitals and the Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.
Among Rosemere’s most recent local projects is funding a new quiet room in the Oncology Unit at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which opened in May, and an end of life suite at Furness General Hospital that is due to open in October.
The charity also funds those things that can make the cancer journey a little more comfortable such as free access to complementary therapies for all newly diagnosed patients. For further information on its work, visit its website at www.rosemere.org.uk