Daughter raises funds for new chemotherapy unit where her mum was treated

Anna and her mum Bobbie Bliss.
Anna and her mum Bobbie Bliss.

More than £2,000 was raised at a charity night organised by the daughter of a local breast cancer sufferer.

Anna Highland, organised the fundraiser at Clitheroe Cricket Club after her mum Bobby Bliss, who works at Clitheroe Health Centre, suffered from the disease.

A huge success the £2,027 raised at the event will be donated to the Rosemere Chemotherapy Unit at Burnley General Hospital.

“My charity fundraiser was set up to help raise funds for the Rosemere Chemotherapy Unit where my mum had been treated after a short illness of breast cancer in November 2015.

“Thankfully my mum made a full recovery and is fighting fit again.

“The staff and volunteers at Rosemere are wonderful, kind, caring people. I wanted to raise some funds to help the clinic buy new things or put towards the new clinic being built in Burnley.”

She added that her mum had helped her to organise the event and that she wants to give her heartfelt thanks to Bobby for this help.

Games including “bra pong”, “name the Teddy”, “guess the weight of the cake” and “guess how many sweets there are in the jar” were played. There was also a bottle tombola organised by Susan Chew and a grab a bag stall.

The dance floor was packed thanks to music provided by local band Compared to What and T.S. Catering brought their burger van to the club to provide the food.

Thanks have been expressed to everyone who went to the event or made a donation. Extra special thanks have been given to all those who helped with the event including Racheal Burns, Simon Highland and Doreen Highland, Sarah Crossley-Haworth, Julie Freckleton, Deborah Astley, Mick Cox, for the use of the club, plus Jonnie Bliss and Chelsea Leach for their sweet stall.