Become a Volunteer

Could you give us a little bit of your time?

Volunteers helping with a supermarket collection

We are lucky to be invited to take part in community events across the Rosemere area; coffee mornings, store collections, agricultural shows, fetes, festivals and charity fairs. These events are wonderful opportunities for us to raise both funds and awareness of Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Even the fabulous coffee shop here in the centre is run entirely by hard-working volunteers.

Many volunteers prefer to work independently while, in some areas, volunteers come together to form a local Rosemere group.  A typical group will meet 3 or 4 times a year, deliver newsletters to local shops, churches and schools while keeping an eye out for new opportunities and coming up with ideas for events of their own. There might well be a group on your doorstop. Why not call Sharon who can tell you about other supporters close to you? Sharon's direct line is 01772 528435. Becoming part of a group is a great way to make new friends and have fun raising money for Rosemere.

Whether you can spare a couple of hours once or twice a year or would like to dedicate several hours each week we would love to hear from you. Please emails us at or call us on 01772 528435.

Meet Rosemere Volunteer and Supporter Bill Honeywell


Bill Honeywell

I first heard of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation several years ago when my friend Margaret had breast cancer. The care she received during her treatment made such a difference to her journey with the disease, and when she finally lost her battle,  I decided to do something special in her memory.

That’s when I walked all of the mountains mentioned in Wainwright’s seven Pictorial Guides to the Lake District Fells (Margaret loved the Lakeland hills), raising as much money as I could and donating it all to the Rosemere.

Since then I’ve become a firm supporter. At first I would donate the proceeds from all the talks I gave on the Wainwright walk and other adventures; more recently I’ve been involved in organising the ‘Ribble Valley Ride’ Cycle Sportive which in the last two years has raised over £13,000 – and we’re hoping to do even better in 2016! I also try to cajole all my friends into helping on the day whenever the Rosemere has a supermarket bucket collection in my area.

Being a cancer survivor myself, I have some idea how patients feel and how important it is to know that someone really cares – enough to help you face the day to day problems that cancer inevitably brings. Knowing that I’m doing something to help the Rosemere in their work gives me a tremendous amount of pleasure and satisfaction, and I hope I can continue to help for many years to come.

Bill Honeywell B.E.M.