Chipping fund-raiser for Rosemere Cancer Foundation strikes right note

From left to right are: Helen McCabe, Winnie Walmsley, Bill Robinson, Rosemeres Louise Grant, Simon Hore, David Slater and Barbara Green. (s)
From left to right are: Helen McCabe, Winnie Walmsley, Bill Robinson, Rosemeres Louise Grant, Simon Hore, David Slater and Barbara Green. (s)
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Chipping residents hit a high note at a musical fundraiser for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Ribble Valley songstress Evie Plumb was among the VIPs enjoying an evening of music in aid of the charity's 20 Years Anniversary Appeal and showcased her stunning vocals with a homecoming performance.

The event, held in Chipping Memorial Hall, raised £9,045 for a trio of ground-breaking projects at the Rosemere Cancer Centre.

Organiser Barbara Green, who is the clerk to Chipping Parish Council, said: "Evie was fantastic. It was a great night and there were some very generous donations by way of thanks for the work of Rosemere Cancer Centre, where a number of villagers are currently undergoing treatment.”

Guests also indulged in a hot buffet supper by Tim Slater, of Waddington’s Country Kitchen, and danced the night away to a DJ set by Longridge’s Tom Eccleston.

Leading the event as MC was Coun. Simon Hore, who presided over an auction and raffle.

The event followed and exceeded the success of a bingo night in February which raised £700.

Louise Grant, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s East Lancashire fund-raising coordinator, said: “When Barbara told me how much the evening had raised, I was quite overwhelmed as it was far more than I had anticipated.

"We are incredibly grateful to Barbara and those who helped her stage the event and to everyone, who turned out to support it and make it so successful.”