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Longridge coffee morning raises over £10,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Posted on - 28th January, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Food & Drink, Longridge, People, Proud Preston, Ribble Valley News
Janet (far left) with fellow market traders Barbara Holden (centre) and Jo McEwan, who helped out at her annual coffee morning for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Janet (far left) with fellow market traders Barbara Holden (centre) and Jo McEwan, who helped out at her annual coffee morning for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

A retired farmer from Longridge has hosted a coffee morning, every year for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, raising over £10,000 in total.

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Janet Wallbank has raised money for the charity since 2015, with her most recent bake sale in Longridge Civic Hall raising £1,720.

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Janet became a supporter of Rosemere through her daughter-in-law, who is a nurse in the Cancer Centre’s Ribblesdale Ward.

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Janet with fellow market trader Graham McEwan, of Jo’s Village Kitchen. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

As well as selling her homemade cakes, Janet also raffled off a bird table, made by her son, Brian and auctioned a wooden bench, made by her other son, Robert.

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Janet now stands at home baking stall on Longridge Market where she organises raffles and also sells bric-a-brac.

Her coffee mornings are said to be “hugely popular and always highly requested”.

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation brings services and treatments to cancer patients at Royal Preston and other hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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

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