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Leyland hosts ‘Lanky’ night for cancer charity

Picture: (L to R) Paul Johnston, Keith and Ruth Bradshaw of Leyland Leader, Phil Weaver, Ben Collier (Knickerbrook Cars) and Norman Prince

Picture: (L to R) Paul Johnston, Keith and Ruth Bradshaw of Leyland Leader, Phil Weaver, Ben Collier (Knickerbrook Cars) and Norman Prince

Two of Lancashire’s best-loved folk comedians joined businesses in helping to raise a four-figure sum for a Preston cancer charity.

Norman Prince, ex-frontman of the Houghton Weavers, and Paul Johnston, former member of folk group The Fivepenny Piece, presented a ‘Lancashire Evening of Music and Comedy’ at Fox Lanes Sports and Social Club in Leyland.

The event was co-promoted by Audi specialists Knickerbrook Cars of Chorley and Leyland Leader, the town’s independent business magazine, to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Businesses offered prizes for a charity raffle and the evening raised an impressive four-figure sum to assist the charity’s cause.

Phil Weaver, a partner with Knickerbrook Cars and joint organiser of the event, said: “We had a great evening, the entertainment was brilliant and we raised a fantastic sum of money for such an important cause.

“Rosemere makes such a difference to patients’ experience of cancer treatment. They do a great job and they need our help and vice versa – unfortunately.”

There was also a traditional hot-pot supper to complete the Lancashire cultural experience.

Paula Richardson, area community fundraiser for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “We were delighted with the event which was a sell-out. The team at Rosemere are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed in any way.”

Norman Prince added: “We do lots of work for charities and it’s great to be able to help in this way.

“Hopefully we all have a good time but we never lose sight of the serious cause we are supporting.”

 

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