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Caton Pub Toasts Rosemere Cancer Foundation Appeal

(L-R) Andrew Barker and his bar team of Erica, Alex and Alesha with Cathy Skidmore and Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s local area fundraising co-ordinator Tammy Hoskins

Staff and customers of The Station Hotel in Caton brought some early festive cheer to Rosemere Cancer Foundation with a £550 toast to its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

The money was raised between March and November by putting 10p aside for every hot drink sold over the bar, 10p for every take-away pizza ordered and £1 from each ticket sold for its gin festival held last month (November).

The Station is one of three popular local pubs under the directorship of Andrew Barker, a longtime Rosemere Cancer Foundation supporter, who is also similarly fundraising for the charity at the Bowerham in Lancaster and Owls Nest in Morecambe.

Andrew said: “It’s our belief that the local pub has an important role at the heart of the community and with it, comes a responsibility to support that community by championing a worthy local cause. For us that cause is Rosemere Cancer Foundation and its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.”

The appeal currently stands at just over half way to its £1.5 million goal to fund a trio of ground-breaking projects at the centre.

Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s corporate fundraising manager, said: “We are very grateful to Andrew and his team at The Station for their contribution to our appeal.

“Among the appeal’s projects is equipping the centre with the most advanced robotic surgical system on the market, making it one of only three centres in the whole of England and Wales to have such a piece of kit - the other two systems being in London and Birmingham – and so ensuring local people have a specialist cancer centre on their doorstep that is second to none.”

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