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Fulwood cyclist gets in a spin for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Posted on - 3rd June, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News
Spin sisters Sharron Mulvaney, first left, and Debbie Mahon, third left, with friends Lindsay Fleming (back row), Jo Margerison and Shelley Wright

A cycling enthusiast persuaded spin class instructors and spin class regulars to take part in a three-hour spin session to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Sharron Mulvaney from Fulwood came up with the idea as part of her training plan for a charity pier to pier cycle challenge, cycling from Scarborough Pier to Blackpool Pier in July.

She persuaded Fulwood Leisure Centre spin instructors Steve Daley MBE, Lewis Briscoe and Jordan Rissley to each run a one-hour spin class.

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Sharron’s sister and running partner Debbie Mahon from Bamber Bridge and 30 leisure centre spin regulars and newbies took part in the marathon spin class for a donation to Rosemere Cancer Foundation of £25 each.

With donations from other spinners unable to participate in the session and sales of a post-spin curry, which had also been donated, delighted but heavy-legged Sharron and Debbie raised an amazing £1,150.

Sharron said: “Thank you to Fulwood Leisure Centre and the spin team for agreeing to stage the session and to everyone who took part and donated funds or food, including the receptionist who baked us two cakes to celebrate. It was very hard work but a lot of fun.”

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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, which is the region’s specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and also at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.

The charity funds cutting-edge equipment, clinical research, staff training and innovative services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford in order to make patients’ cancer journey more effective, comfortable and stress-free.

For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk

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