Garstang teacher goes the extra mile for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Posted on - 8th August, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Garstang, Health, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, Wyre News
Jenna Shepherd took on the running challenge to show support for her Dad Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

With a three-year-old son and twin one-year-old daughters plus a job as a PE teacher, Jenna Shepherd is hardly ever off her feet but still found the time and energy to raise £1,060 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by running a mile a day every day for a month.

Whatever the weather, Jenna, (31), of Catterall, who teaches at Garstang Academy, pounded the pavements to show her dairy farmer dad Stuart Shepherd how much he’s loved and how the whole family and Catterall community are behind him following his diagnosis of kidney cancer in 2019.

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Jenna, who is married to farmer Stephen and mum to Arthur, Emilia and Olivia, said: “We are all so proud of dad. Every two weeks, he goes to Rosemere Cancer Centre to receive immunotherapy but he still works and has no intention of stopping. He just gets on with things on a daily basis, which is what inspired me to take on a daily challenge.

“I am absolutely blown away and made up by how much I raised. Seeing everyone’s support means so much to us all.”

a wedding picture featuring the bride and groom at centra, flanked by a guest and bridesmaids in blue dresses
Jenna’s family wedding picture

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

Read more: Preston father and daughter complete 60-mile cycle for Rosemere

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

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