A dinner to celebrate Kendal company Kendal Caravans’ 35th year in business became a feast for Rosemere Cancer Foundation with guests raising almost £8,000 for the charity’s coffers.
Some 200 people – staff, including those from its sister company Westfield Caravans, of Blackpool, customers and suppliers – attended the free event at Blackpool’s Village Hotel, enjoying a Champagne reception, meal and entertainment.
They were asked to buy raffle tickets in the format of making a donation to Rosemere by the company’s John Cross, who had organised the party on behalf of founder David Molyneaux and his son and managing director Mark.
John said: “We chose to support Rosemere because it is charity that works in both South Cumbria and Lancashire as we do and despite it not being as big or well known as some other cancer charities, we all know someone it has helped.” First prize in the raffle was a luxury gourmet and spa break at the 5 star Chester Grosvenor Hotel.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation spends the donations it receives on vital equipment, research and training that cannot be funded by the NHS. It works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to local cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria via their local hospitals and the region’s specialist cancer centre, the Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston, which also undertakes all local radiotherapy treatment.
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, visit its website at www.rosemere.org.uk