[A] charity coffee morning and sale in Storth Village Hall, now in its third year, raised £878.56 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation – a new event record.
Organised by members of the Dallam Rosemere Cancer Foundation Supporters’ Group, the sale included good as new clothes, shoes and accessories, bric-a-brac, white elephant and cake stalls. There was a tombola stand, a wine raffle and general raffle with prizes donated by many local businesses to include afternoon teas, spa and money-off vouchers.
Left over sale items were then collected by volunteers for Lancaster’s St John’s Hospice to help with their fundraising.
Dallam group co-ordinator Alison Charlesworth said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported the event by attending or donating prizes. Not only was the coffee morning and sale our most successful to date in terms of the money it raised as an event, we have also been able to use it to help St John’s, another great local cause.”
Now the group is focusing its attention on another popular event that is also about to celebrate its third anniversary – its ticket-only Storth Village Hall afternoon tea, which this year takes place on Sunday, 20th May. Back by popular demand to entertain guests is the Kendal-based acapella group Pandora’s Handbag and Harps North West, which includes villager Irene Mower. To reserve tickets, telephone Alison on 015395 62588.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer services and treatments to cancer patients from throughout South Cumbria and Lancashire being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, which provides all the two counties’ radiotherapy treatment among other specialist care, and at another eight hospitals within the region that look after cancer patients. For further information on its work and how to donate, visit its website at www.rosemere.org.uk