Staff at Preston city centre’s Holiday Inn Hotel have made a special reservation for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by transforming the building’s ring road facing exterior wall into a billboard to highlight the charity’s upcoming Walk in the Dark fundraiser at the end of the month!
The wall is currently adorned with a vinyl banner promoting the 11-mile walk, which starts out at 9 pm on Saturday, 29th April, from Chorley General Hospital to finish at the Royal Preston Hospital.
A team from the hotel is entered into the event. It is also planning to host a fundraising afternoon tea in June. In addition, there are posters in the hotel encouraging guests’ text donations to the charity, text donation messages appear on invoices with pop up banners, leaflets and collection tins positioned in the foyer and its business hub – a plethora of support that started this month and will continue until the end of June.
Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s corporate fundraising manager, said: “We are currently one of Preston’s Holiday Inn’s chosen charities for which we are extremely grateful. As a business, they are helping us to raise our profile and awareness of one of our major fundraising events rather than giving us a big financial donation. It goes to show that there are lots of ways for the corporate community to partner with us to everyone’s mutual benefit.”
The Holiday Inn chose to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation after learning of its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.
Through its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, which has a £1.5 million target, Rosemere Cancer Foundation has committed to bringing the world’s most advanced robotic surgical system to the centre.
It is also raising money to create a state-of-the-art research facility at the centre to enable more patients to participate in clinical trials. Taking part in a trial can give patients access to the newest medicines and therapies being researched and developed for the future – treatment they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have.
In addition, the appeal is raising money to redevelop Rosemere Cancer Centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward. It is set to be transformed from a traditional Florence Nightingale style ward into a modern, home from home.
To join in Walk in the Dark, which is being sponsored by Bamber Bridge’s Eric Wright Group and is free to children aged 12 and under but otherwise has a £10 entry fee, register at www.rosemere.org.uk or call 01772 522913. This year, all money raised will go to the 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.
Further information on the appeal, how to donate, Rosemere Cancer Centre and Rosemere Cancer Foundation, whose work also extends to another eight hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria where cancer patients are treated, again visit www.rosemere.org.uk