There are blue skies on the horizon literally for patients needing to undergo radiotherapy at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital and provider of all Lancashire and South Cumbria’s radiotherapy treatment.
Law firm Farleys Solicitors, which has offices in Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Preston and Manchester, has awarded charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation a £3,000 grant from its Farleys Foundation to fit skyscape ceiling panels above the treatment bed in the centre’s busy LA6 radiotherapy room.
Research shows that looking at a sunny sky or nature scene can help relieve patient stress and anxiety and make them feel more positive1. (1Witherspoon and Petrick (2008))
Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “We are extremely grateful to Farleys for this very generous grant, which has enabled us to hopefully improve patients’ treatment experience. The company has regularly supported us for a number of years now and we cannot thank its partners and staff enough for the fundraising help it has given us.”
Antonia Love, a partner in the law firm, said: “We’re committed to supporting charities that work to help the community, which we also serve.
“We are proud to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation and delighted to see our latest donation being put to such good use in helping patients relax at what must be one of the most stressful times of their lives.
We’re delighted to have still been able to support Rosemere via our charitable foundation, particularly when our normal programme of fundraising events has been affected by the pandemic.”
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated not only at Rosemere Cancer Centre but also at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.
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 www.rosemere.org.uk