Oddie’s customers take the biscuit for cancer charity

Customers of local bakers Oddie’s certainly took the biscuit when it came to showing support for cancer charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 4:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 4:44 pm
Dawn Grant, Christine Smith and Lisa Tomlinson, from the Padiham Road Oddie's shop in Burnley, have been encouraging shoppers to donate their change

Throughout January and February, staff put loose change totalling £564.03 into collection boxes standing on the counters of all 16 stores, which stretch from its Nelson headquarters to Colne, Foulridge, Burnley, Padiham, Accrington, Blackburn and Todmorden.

They have been doing the same during the first two months of every year since 2015 raising a collective total of £2,494.36 for the charity.

Louise Grant, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s East Lancs fundraising co-ordinator, said: “We are immensely grateful to Oddie’s and all of its customers for their wonderful continued support. It goes to show that a few pence here and there really mounts up when it’s added together and while the odd penny or so isn’t something most of us feel, it can go towards projects that make a world of difference to local cancer patients.”

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties, including those at Burnley General Teaching and the Royal Blackburn Hospitals.

The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford. For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk