Padiham man (80) raises £7,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in tribute to his late partner of 52 years

Pensioner Richard Eden has raised over £7,000 in a series of table top sales which he has donated to Rosemere Cancer Foundation in memory of James, his late partner of 52 years.

Richard (80) held the sales every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from spring through to last month outside his Padiham home and he intends to hold them again from next spring. He sold glassware, china and antiques – items he and James used to sell when they ran a business together in Burnley.

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Richard lost James to cancer six and a half years ago and he began his charity mission as a tribute to him two years later. With this year’s takings of £2,210, Richard has raised a total to date of £7,250 for the charity.

Pensioner Richard Eden has raised over £7,000 in a series of table top sales which he has donated to Rosemere Cancer Foundation in memory of James, his late partner of 52 years.

He said: “ Losing James was like losing a limb. This is my way of honouring his memory I am always looking for items to sell. Friends have now started donating pieces to me."