A rainy day savings account linked to Rosemere Cancer Foundation is making for a brighter future for local cancer patients.
Furness Building Society, which offers the easy access Community Savings Account and has branches in Barrow, Dalton, Grange, Kendal, Millom and Ulverston as well as in Lancaster and Preston, has given the charity a donation of just over £11,000.
The amount, which is from its own funds, is based on the collective total savings held by customers, who opted to link their Community Savings Account to the foundation from a choice of other local charities.
With this year’s donation and over the 12 years since it launched its Rosemere Community Savings Account, Furness Building Society has given the charity £274,044.65.
Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “We are immensely grateful to Furness Building Society for its continued support.
“Its help has benefitted hundreds of local cancer patients via a myriad of projects over the years. We cannot thank Furness Building Society and its customers, who choose to support us, enough.”
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout South Cumbria and Lancashire being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and also at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties, including those at Furness General and Westmorland General Hospitals.