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Hotel’s tea-time treat for Rosemere

Volunteers at Bartle Hall

Staff from Bartle Hall Hotel, Bartle, had a tea-time treat for Rosemere Cancer Foundation when Managing Director Andrew Haworth served up a donation of £3,384 for the charity’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal at a special afternoon tea event he laid on as a gift to 12 hard-working local Rosemere volunteers.

While the volunteers tucked in to deep filled sandwiches, warm, home-made scones, dainty cakes and a selection of freshly brewed fine teas, Andrew presented Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s corporate fundraising manager, with a cheque for the money, which was raised by a Midsummer Dinner held last year and a £1 donation made on every afternoon tea taken at the hotel since last May, when Andrew and his team decided to begin a year-long partnership with the charity to support its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

Cathy said: “It was Andrew’s suggestion to treat some of our hard- working local volunteers to afternoon tea at Bartle Hall Hotel, which he and his team generously provided for us. It was a lovey gesture, very much enjoyed by all, who wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the experience as a gift for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day or an Easter treat especially given that Rosemere will continue to receive a £1 donation on afternoon teas until the partnership finishes at the end of April.

“We are also very grateful to Bartle Hall Hotel for staging a very successful Midsummer Dinner that raised funds for our appeal.”

Andrew added: “As one of Central Lancashire and The Fylde’s main function venues, we host a lot of events that bring families and friends together in celebration. We felt an affinity with Rosemere Cancer Foundation as, through its work to bring world class cancer treatments and services to the area, it too is helping families and friends touched by cancer go on to enjoy good times together that perhaps they wouldn’t have had in the past.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal is funding a trio of groundbreaking projects at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its opening.

For further information on the 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, Rosemere Cancer Centre and Rosemere Cancer Foundation and its work, which also extends to another eight hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria where cancer patients are treated, visit www.rosemere.org.uk

Afternoon tea in support of Rosemere Cancer Foundation is served at Bartle Hall Hotel from 2 pm to 5 pm Monday to Thursday. For further details and to book, call 01772 690506.