Last weekend, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Walk in the Dark took place, helping to raise around £10,000 for the charity.Advertisement
Some 150 supporters set out from Chorley and South Ribble Hospital at 8pm, walking 11 miles in dusk to dark along the A6 to Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, having had a musical send off from local band The Inbetweeners.
The walk, which was sponsored by Preston construction and development company Eric Wright Group for the sixth consecutive time, is Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s annual flagship event.
It was cancelled last year to Covid-19 and pandemic restrictions earlier this year meant it had to be moved from its
usual spring date in late April to autumn.
Dan Hill, the charity’s chief officer, said: “We would like to thank Eric Wright Group, all our walkers and The Inbetweeners for sticking with us and supporting the walk.
“We would usually have around 450 to 500 walkers so we were down on numbers, which was to be expected given the walk’s cancellation last year and postponement this but we intend to be back next April.
“Although our walkers were fewer, there was still a great atmosphere and for the numbers taking part, a fantastic amount raised.
“We have some great projects in need of funding in the pipeline. We have never had more requests for help from our NHS colleagues, who I know are anticipating a heightened demand for cancer services as the NHS works to clear its backlog caused by the pandemic.
“We are working flat out to recover from lockdown, which restricted our fundraising, and making great strides, thanks to events like Walk in the Dark and some amazing endeavours by local people, who want to help us by taking
on all sorts of challenges and who we just can’t thank enough.”
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