Sweet success for Rosemere thanks to market trader Janet

Posted on - 26th November, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston
Sweet success for Rosemere thanks to Longridge Market’s popular star baker Janet Wallbank,

Longridge Market’s star baker Janet Wallbank has raised £1,100 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


Janet, who stands a hugely popular cake stall, took her delicious home-made goodies indoors to serve at a coffee morning in the civic hall to raise money for the charity.

Farmer’s wife Janet has been hosting an annual coffee morning for Rosemere Cancer Foundation since 2015, having become a supporter through daughter-in-law Lindsay Wallbank, a nurse on Rosemere Cancer Centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward. Over the years, Janet has raised more than £6,000 for the charity.

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As well as serving and selling her home baking, which turned from a hobby into a business when Janet and husband Jim retired from farming just over a decade ago, Janet organised a raffle and had stalls selling craft gifts made by friends and Rosemere Cancer Foundation Christmas cards and gifts. There was also a bric-a-brac stall.

With the help of daughter Harriet Sharrock, she also sold cakes at Ribble Farm Fare in the run-up to the coffee morning and organised three Facebook cake raffles that contributed £310 to the final total. Janet and Harriet are now planning a Christmas Facebook cake raffle for Rosemere.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist regional cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.

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