Clitheroe Xmas Market helps cancer charity

Volunteers from Rosemere Cancer Foundation take up a free pitch at their special Christmas Market fun day. (s)
Volunteers from Rosemere Cancer Foundation take up a free pitch at their special Christmas Market fun day. (s)

Charity began at home for cabin and stall holders on Clitheroe Market when they invited volunteers from Rosemere Cancer Foundation to take up a free pitch at their special Christmas Market fun day.

It enabled the charity’s supporters to raise £380.51 by hosting a Christmas cake raffle, guess the weight of a game pie competition, tombola and pick-a-straw game. They also sold home-made craft gifts and Rosemere goodies.

Visitors to the market were serenaded with carols by The Salvation Army Band and with more contemporary music from Phil Knight Senior and invited musicians later in the day. There was also a strolling Santa, hog roast and mulled wine and roasted chestnuts to add to the festive flavour.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation fundraises to bring world class cancer care to local patients in their local hospital. It spends the donations it receives on vital equipment, research and training, which the NHS is unable to fund. It also pays for patient welfare projects, including providing free access to complementary therapies for those going through treatment, and working to make the surroundings in which treatment is given more patient friendly. For more details visit: www.rosemere.org.uk” www.rosemere.org.uk

Father Christmas is pictured joining Rosemere volunteers on their pitch donated by Clitheroe Market Traders’ Club.