Patrons of a pub in Bare have raised hundreds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
The Owl’s Nest had a hoot when they raised £413 for the charity. Pub manager Maria Ceraldi organised a raffle and auction to bring in the money with prizes and sale items donated by local businesses. The auction prizes included a car service worth £300 gifted by Tony Noble Car Sales.
The Owl’s Nest, in Bare Lane, is part of the Mitchell’s estate of local hostelries. Mitchells is a longstanding supporter of Rosemere Cancer Foundation and it was after reading about the charity’s work in the company’s newsletter that Maria decided to organise the fundraising evening.
Maria said: “When I learned of the wonderful work Rosemere does for local cancer patients, I wanted to help and I intend to organise another fundraiser for the charity in the summer.”
Rosemere has bought a new portable ultrasound machine for Westmorland General Hospital, cutting patient waiting times for test results for some cancers from weeks to just hours. It bought special chairs for the Oncology Unit at Furness General Hospital.
It has funded a quiet room and information hub in the Oncology Unit at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, as well as awarded a research grant to Lancaster University, where scientists are working on developing new blood tests that can be used for cancer screening.