Penwortham neighbours Norma and Margaret raise funds for Rosemere with drive sale

Posted on - 20th June, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Norma and Margaret hosting a drive sale for Rosemere
A driving force when it comes to supporting charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation are Margaret, second left, and Norma, who is next to her with son Simon Blackburn. With them are Margaret Hatton (first left) and Cath Moon, who were among the event helpers

Penwortham friends and neighbours Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn are a ‘driving’ force when it comes to helping charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


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 and Margaret's drive sale for Rosemere
The drive sale – a new fundraising formula?

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.

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