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LUMPS jubilee walk is silver lining for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Ian Thompson, centre left, presents Rosemere Cancer Foundations Julie Hesmondhalgh with a donation raised through this years 25th anniversary LUMPS Walk, watched by some of those who also took part
Ian Thompson, centre left, presents Rosemere Cancer Foundations Julie Hesmondhalgh with a donation raised through this years 25th anniversary LUMPS Walk, watched by some of those who also took part
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Members of LUMPS (Longridge Unaffiliated Mountaineering and Peregrination Society) celebrated the silver jubilee of the group’s foundation by taking part in its 25th annual 20 Miles/20 Pubs Walk, raising £11,600 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

It brings the total amount of money raised by the walk since its inception to £163,250, which has gone to various charities and local good causes.

This year’s walk followed a circular route from Longridge to Thornley, Chipping, Knowle Green, Ribchester and back to Longridge, had 402 participants dressed in special event T-shirts.

Organised by founder and chairman Ian Thompson, it was the society’s first ever walk in support of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, a charity chosen following Ian’s diagnosis with bowel cancer last year.

He was referred for treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre, at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Ian said: “We have supported other cancer charities in the past but I was treated so well at Rosemere Cancer Centre that we decided to help Rosemere Cancer Foundation this year.

"On behalf of the charity and the LUMPS team, I would like to thank all the pubs and farmers who supported our 2018 walk and a special thanks to the all the people who turned out to raise such a fantastic amount."