Penwortham friends and neighbours Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn are a ‘driving’ force when it comes to helping charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.Advertisement
They have just raised £838.72 hosting a drive sale at Norma’s home. The craft, bric-a-brac, plant, refreshments, games and raffle stalls attracted hundreds of people from the local community.
Norma said: “This was our second drive sale. We held our first one, which had to be socially distanced, last year and the year before, we had a drive summer fete because of Covid. The feedback from visitors to the first two events was so positive, we decided to stay on the drive!
“People like being outside providing the weather is fine so we might have found a new fundraising formula.”
Read more: Penwortham neighbours are ‘driven’ to help Rosemere with driveway fundraiser
Norma and Margaret have been volunteering and fundraising for Rosemere Cancer Foundation for more than a decade and were the charity’s supporters of the year in 2017.
They became involved after Norma lost her husband Steve to cancer in 2011 and Margaret also lost a close friend to the disease.
Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines