MORE than £1,000 was raised across four supermarkets in East Lancashire for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation in the run up to Christmas.

The final amounts have been totted up and Burnley’s Sainsbury’s store raised £515,05, Morrisons in Blackburn raised £221 and £139.15 from its store in Nelson and Tesco shoppers in Haslingden raised £181.

The appeal is funding a trio of projects celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The centre is Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer treatment centre.

It provides all local radiotherapy treatment, specialist diagnostic services and surgery, complex chemotherapy and other specialised care.

The foundation funds projects to bring world class cancer treatment and services to hospitals in Lancashire where cancer patients are treated, including Burnley General Teaching Hospital.and Royal Blackburn Hospital.