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Quarry workers are bedrock of support for Rosemere walk

Ready for the off are Luke Meehan with Polly the dog, Sam Tomlinson, Chris Donegan, Mark Plevey and Adam Holmes, who were some of the walkers from Back Lane Quarry, Nether Kellett

A team of 22 work colleagues from Nether Kellet’s Back Lane Quarry, which is part of the Aggregate Industries group, was among 240 walkers to make it safely across the quicksands and shifting channels of Morecambe Bay in this year’s Rosemere Cancer Foundation Cross Bay Walk.

The annual event, which sets outs from Arnside and finishes at Kents Bank, looks on course to raise more than £3,000 for the charity. It was led by new Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson.

Setting out across the Bay is new Queen’s Guide of the Sands Michael Wilson in the orange hi-vis vest with some of 240-strong walking party

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s North Lancs/South Cumbria fundraising co-ordinator, said: “Thank you so much to all our 2019 walkers.

“It is thanks to people like them that we have recently been able to provide the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a portable ultrasound scanner for its head and neck lump clinic, to fund a trial that’s recruiting patients from Furness and Westmorland General Hospitals that could redefine the national bowel screening programme and, to guarantee local cancer patients and their carers will continue to have access to touch therapies for the foreseeable future. We are extremely grateful and I hope to welcome new faces to this event when it takes place again next summer.”

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 the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness and Westmorland General 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