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Taking up the reins for Rosemere

Taking the reins to help Rosemere Cancer Foundation with their pleasure ride donation are, from the left, Bridget Pickthall, chair of Cumbria Bridleways Society and Eve Hall, chair of North Lancashire Bridleways, with Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Julie Hesmondhalgh and Poppy the pony

Members of Cumbria Bridleways Society, who took up the reins for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by taking part in a fundraising pleasure ride from Westmorland County Showground last month, have presented the charity with a £800 donation.

Riders saddled up alongside their peers from the North Lancashire Bridleways Society for a 12 or 16 mile hack along nearby quiet lanes and bridleways.

For children, paths around the showground provided the perfect lead rein course. The showground was also used by Rosemere Cancer Foundation volunteers as a hub for selling refreshments, merchandise and raffle tickets, which raised a further £403.70 to swell the total money raised by the event to £1,203.70.

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s North Lancashire and South Cumbria area fundraising co-ordinator, said: “We are extremely grateful to all the local riders who joined this event, to its marshals and to the two bridleways societies for choosing to support us when they organised the ride. I would also like to thank our volunteers, who helped me at our showground stand.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to fund cutting edge equipment, vital research and other cancer services that are beyond limited NHS resources to bring world class treatment to cancer patients from throughout South Cumbria and Lancashire being treated at the cancer units at Westmorland and Furness General Hospitals and at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital. For further information on Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s work and how to donate, visit www.rosemere.org.uk

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