Penwortham neighbours are ‘driven’ to help Rosemere with driveway fundraiser

Posted on - 3rd June, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Driven to help, Norma (third left) serves customers at the driveway sale fundraiser for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Penwortham neighbours Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn are ‘driven’ when it comes to helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


The charity stalwarts, who have been fundraising for a decade now and were celebrated as supporters of the year in 2017, have just raised a further almost £1,000 by organising a socially distanced driveway sale at Norma’s house.

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Signs and banners helped to alert passers-by to the event and in some cases, led to motorists stopping to hand over donations.

The sale was their second driveway fundraiser. Last year, they raised £705 by holding an on-the-drive summer fete.

Driveway fundraiser for Rosemere

Retired sales manager Norma said: “Margaret and I have been helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation since 2011 when I lost my husband Steve to cancer and Margaret lost a close friend. We are both well aware of the good it does to help local cancer patients.

“I think people have missed sales and fetes because of lockdown so this is our way of supporting a good cause and at the same time, helping people get back a bit of normality in their lives.”

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