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Give up chocolate for charity cash

The fundraising team at Rosemere launch the chocolate amnesty, part of Rosemere's Valentine's Appeal 2014.

The fundraising team at Rosemere launch the chocolate amnesty, part of Rosemere's Valentine's Appeal 2014.

For anyone experiencing post-Christmas food guilt, a cancer charity has devised the perfect solution to cut down on the calories in January.

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation has launched a chocolate amnesty, asking both individuals and businesses to organise their own amnesty events, asking friends and colleagues to hand-over any excess and unopened Christmas goodies, from bags of chocolate coins to unwanted selection boxes to be raffled off before the end of February.

All proceeds raised from the amnesty will go towards the Rosemere Valentine’s Appeal 2014, which is aiming to raise £50,000 to fund vital research and care for cancer patients across Lancashire and the South Lakes.

Anyone wanting to stick to those healthy New Year’s resolutions and support their local cancer charity can take part by organising their own chocolate amnesty.

All they have to do is ask friends or colleagues to donate their unwanted chocolates to them and then raffle them off!

For more information and a free poster to organise their chocolate amnesty, people can download the Rosemere Valentine’s Appeal Fundraising pack at www.rosemere.org.uk/Valentines.

The Valentine’s Appeal is a month long campaign which is launching in February 2014.

Visit www.rosemere.org.uk/Valentines or www.facebook.com/RosemereCancerFoundation.

 

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