Local Cancer Charity Supporter Takes On Walking Challenge For Seventh Year Running In Memory Of Late Nan

Emma Taylor has been fundraising for Rosemere Cancer Foundation Since they cared for her nan and this year has raised over £500 for the charity.

Rosemere is a local charity that supports cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria and aims to give “world-class cancer treatment”.

The charity looked after Emma’s nan when she had cancer and since then, Emma has supported them. This year she took on a 12-mile walk:

“I see it as a good challenge and a great way to raise as much money as possible for such a fantastic charity who work tirelessly and do such important work to help people who are being treated with cancer. The reason I started to do it in 2013 is that I lost my nan to cancer and I saw everything they did to help her but unfortunately we lost her that year.”

Rosemere has also cared for a close friend of Emma’s and this year she is motivated to raise money for everyone who is suffering from cancer:

“I’ve been raising money for Rosemere for 7 years now and I’m glad as one of my close friends has been affected by cancer is currently still being treated at the Rosemere Unit, I’m really indebted to the unit and marvellous work, its the least I could do, but I don’t just do it for people I know, I do it for everyone who has to go through this horrible experience,

“Rosemere cancer foundation is a charity that is close to my heart and I will continue to support them for many years. Cancer isn’t going away any time soon and Rosemere does an excellent job, not only in making people comfortable but buying new specialised equipment to ease side effects and treat more difficult cancer cases.”

The Walk in the Dark is Rosemere’s biggest yearly event, it has over 500 people trekking an 11 mile route but was forced to go virtual this year because of the Coronavirus Pandemic:

“This year, the Walk in the Dark went virtual due to COVID which meant you could do it when you wanted to and where you wanted, So I and my friend Richard decided to walk the Lancaster canal, we started at the Lane ends Bridge at 7 am and walked to Catforth M55 motorway Bridge, we walked there and back which covered 12miles, it took us 4.5 hours but we stopped and had a snack on the way back just after the hand and dagger pub. Nice route to walk, but overgrown and very muddy in certain areas.”

This year, she has smashed her fundraising target and has brought in over £500 for the cancer charity:

“My target this year was £300 and I’ve had a great response, up to now I have £525 which is incredible, people are still donating and still can donate.”

If you would like to donate to Emma’s cause, check out her Justgiving page here.

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