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Fulwood nursing sister named Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s supporter of the year for 2020

Posted on - 31st March, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, Proud Preston
Linda Donaldson has been chosen as supporter of the year for 2020

A nursing sister from Fulwood, who volunteers in her free time for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, has been chosen as the charity’s supporter of the year for 2020.

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56-year-old Linda Donaldson, who has nursed all her working life, was presented with her award by fundraising coordinator Rebecca Arestidou.

Rebecca referred to Linda as ‘an amazing person who gives back to the world in many ways’ and an ‘absolute joy to work with.’

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Linda began volunteering for Rosemere Cancer Foundation 18 months ago.

Since then, Linda has taken part in collections and worked as an event
marshall at a variety of events, even sounding the starting horn for the 2019
Penwortham Santa Dash that raised funds for the charity.

Linda said: “As a nurse, my day can be a bit stressful but when I am out volunteering, I know I am doing something beneficial for our local community.

“During my time working with Rosemere Cancer Foundation, I have had
confirmed what I have always believed – there are many good and generous people out there.”

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As well as being a volunteer, Linda is also a fundraiser for the charity. A keen long distance walker, she takes part in the annual K2B Walk, a 40-mile
sponsored walking and running event from Keswick to Barrow-in-Furness that is usually held in May, but this year will take place in Sepember.

Linda also volunteers for Preston City Council as a litter picker.

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