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Rosemere’s Walk the Lights event returns to raise funds for specialist radiotherapy treatment

Posted on - 4th October, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News
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Participants at the 2021 Walk the Lights event

Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s annual Walk the Lights fundraiser is returning for 2022.

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The charity wants anyone planning on visiting Blackpool Illuminations to form a mass family band of supporters to walk the five-miles along the prom from Bispham Tram Stop to Starr Gate on Friday 7 October from 6pm.

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It’s the 10th anniversary of Walk the Lights, which is this year supporting the charity’s £1.3 million Guiding Light Appeal.

Read more: In Pictures: Rosemere Walk the Lights event was a ‘great family night out’

The appeal is set to bring surface guided radiotherapy treatment (SGRT) to Rosemere Cancer Centre at Royal Preston Hospital in early November.

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The centre undertakes all radiotherapy for the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria, so treats approximately 240 patients a day, five days a week. 

SGRT, which uses a beam guiding near infra-red light system, will benefit all radiotherapy patients. Its arrival means Rosemere Cancer Centre will become just the 15th out of the UK’s 65 specialist cancer centres to provide SGRT. 

Read more: NHS health chiefs unveil future plans for Royal Preston Hospital

To join Walk the Lights, go to the Rosemere website

Registration is £10 per person until midnight on Wednesday 5 October, or £15 to sign up on the night.

Children aged five and under can join in for free and all walkers are invited to Sharples Hall at the walk’s end for free refreshments.


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