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Preston man takes fundraising to new heights for Rosemere

Posted on - 27th April, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre
Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre

Craft carpenter John Rose, who raised money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation with his wooden Christmas baubles has now taken his support for the charity to new heights!

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Last Saturday (17 April), John, 26, flew to 14,000ft over the South Lakes to make his debut tandem skydive.

A long held ambition, John used his plane plunge as a sponsorship opportunity.

Read more: Rosemere Cancer Centre team to walk across Morecambe Bay to raise funds for the charity

He asked family and friends to show their support by adding to the £1,023.50 he gave to Rosemere Cancer Foundation in December on the back of sales of his baubles, many of which featured inspirational messages or were personalised for customers to share with family around the globe.

John, whose support of Rosemere Cancer Foundation is in loving memory of his late mum Janet for care and treatment she received at Rosemere Cancer Centre after she was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of last year, said: “The jump was a fantastic experience. I would encourage anyone who has ever thought of trying a skydive to give it a shot.

“Charlotte was supposed to make her skydive debut at the same time but because of a bad cold, was advised to book a new date in the future, which she will do as soon as possible.”

John takes his fundraising for Rosemere Cancer Foundation to new heights

And it is not the only leap of faith John is making this year. The former insurance broker, who launched John Rose Woodwork during last summer’s lockdown, starts training as a fire fighter next month.

John said: “My woodwork is going back to being a hobby. I can’t wait to start my fire fighter training.”

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