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Rosemere’s Walk in the Dark sees its best turn-out yet 

Posted on - 8th May, 2024 - 4:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Chorley News, Fulwood, Health, Photos, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
People came in fancy dress. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
People came in fancy dress. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s annual ‘Walk in the Dark’ fundraiser returned on 27 April to raise money for the charity.

The 11-mile trek started at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital after a pre-walk warm-up from Jaime Kirby, a Zumba instructor from Penwortham, and Preston’s Worldwide Samba Drummers creating a lively atmosphere.

From 8:15pm participants followed the A6 to Royal Preston Hospital, the location of Rosemere Cancer Centre.

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Furry friends were also invited. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Furry friends were also invited. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

This year saw the best turnout yet, with over 550 walkers, with many dressed up.

The walk was also sponsored by Eric Wright Group, which had its own team of walkers, who signed up in support of their colleague Andy Barnes, who has worked at the company for more than 20 years.

He was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour in 2022 and has been undergoing treatment. Andy and his wife, Lindsey, cheered the group off at the starting line.

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Walkers wearing fun inflatable costumes. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Walkers wearing fun inflatable costumes. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

At the halfway point of the walk, the team at St Saviours Church in Bamber Bridge opened for food and drink.

In the end, finishers received medals and more refreshments at the Charters Restaurant at the hospital.

The total raised is yet to be confirmed however, all funds help support life-changing projects for cancer patients in the region.

Thousands of people have walked the route over the years to collectively raise more than £300,000 for Rosemere, benefitting cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Participants warming up at the start line. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Participants warming up at the start line. Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation

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