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Longridge man raises £650 for Rosemere to honour friend with bowel cancer

Posted on - 17th December, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley News
Bill Clegg presents his cheque to Rosemere

A Longridge man has raised £650 for Rosemere Cancer Centre by walking 3.5 miles each day for a month.

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After learning that a friend of over 50 years was about to start treatment at Rosemere, Bill Clegg decided to show his support by raising funds for the centre.

Sponsored by family, friends and work colleagues at Longridge electrical insulations company Krempel UK, Bill completed 105 miles and presented the funds to the charity community and events fundraiser Yvonne Stott.

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Bill is married to Julie and has two adult sons.

He said: “In September, my friend told me he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer and would undergo surgery and chemotherapy at Rosemere Cancer Centre.

“He’s a private person and didn’t want any fuss, but we met at Longridge High School back in the 1960s and have been friends ever since.

“I wanted to show my support, so I decided to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Centre. I didn’t tell him until I had completed my month’s walking.”

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Bill said his friend was making good progress and was moved by the support he received from Longridge residents.

They both said they were very grateful to everyone who sponsored.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation provides treatments and services to cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre and eight local hospital cancer units.

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The charity funds equipment, clinical research, staff training, services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford to make cancer journeys effective, comfortable and stress-free.

For more information, visit – www.rosemere.org.uk

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