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Bakery firm donates giant Bourbon biscuits to Preston cancer patients

Posted on - 6th July, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Fulwood, Health, Preston News
Bako North Western has donated giant bourbon biscuits which will be given to Rosemere patients.
Bako North Western has donated giant bourbon biscuits which will be given to Rosemere patients. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Hundreds of biscuits have been donated to cancer patients in Preston.

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Bako North Western gifted the 40 cases of individually wrapped giant Bourbon biscuits to Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The Preston-based food service company, which supplies bakery products to shops, cafes and other eateries, donated 560 biscuits in total for the charity to share among patients undergoing treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre.

The biscuits were given to radiotherapy and chemotherapy patients and some were also taken up to the centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward.

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Dan Hill, the charity’s chief officer, said: “The biscuits come at a great time for our patients as the Rosemere Coffee Shop, which normally operates in the cancer centre to support patients, is temporarily shut because of COVID so the donated biscuits are a great treat for those patients, who would normally access this service and can’t for now.

“We are very grateful to Bako North Western for this kind and generous offer, which included delivering the biscuits to us.

“It may be a simple thing but a biscuit can be a great morale booster at this challenging time, especially when gifted in this way as it lets patients, who have been shielding for a long time now, know the community out there is thinking of them.”

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation is the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The charity brings world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria at eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.

It brings cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford.

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