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Festive wreaths and impromptu yard sale raise over £1k for Rosemere Cancer Foundation after workshop cancelled due to Covid

Posted on - 22nd December, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
The wreaths that have been made look amazing

A charity festive wreath making workshop at St Leonard’s Church, Penwortham was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

As a result, organisers wanted to ease the disappointment of those booked to attend by ensuring they received a Christmas door wreath.

The wreath making workshop was in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Former florist Gill Salisbury-Wilson, Margaret Dunn, Norma Blackburn and her son Simon Blackburn set up a socially distanced workshop at Norma’s Penwortham home to make the 20 promised wreaths.

They ended up very busy though, and made an extra 37 as requests flooded in from friends and family of thrilled customers.

They raised £760 in total for the charity.

It took four weekends to make all the wreaths.

The team raised an additional £454 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by hosting an impromptu, socially distanced Christmas themed sale at the end of Norma’s drive.

The sale at the end of Norma’s drive to raise funds for Rosemere

They sold holly pots, Christmas decorations and gift wrap, new boxed toys and knitted gifts all at bargain prices.

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Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “The commitment of Norma, Margaret and their friends and family who help never ceases to amaze us.

“To give up four consecutive weekends, especially just before Christmas, is incredibly generous. We are massively grateful to them and to everyone who supports the fundraising that they do for us by being customers and signing up to their events.”

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