Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Supports the delivery of world class cancer treatment locally for the people of Lancashire and South Cumbria. They work in partnership with the staff in the region’s specialist Cancer Centre at Royal Preston Hospital and in the local Cancer Units such as those at Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital to help achieve the best possible care for cancer patients wherever they are treated. They do this by:
- Funding cutting edge equipment to help clinicians remain at the forefront of the fight against cancer
- Supporting innovative ways to take the fear out of cancer for patients and their families during treatment
- Backing local research projects that help improve their understanding of cancer and how it can be better diagnosed and treated
- Facilitating top quality training to help clinical staff treating cancer patients be the very best they can be
The Matrix247 Foundation support the Rosemere Cancer Foundation by making a donation of £10 for every member of the Central and East Lancashire Business Network who takes up the offer of a free communications audit and a further donation of a percentage of the contract price should further business be generated for Matrix as a result of the audits. In 2014/15 the focus of Rosemere’s corporate support is the provision of the very latest endobronchial ultrasound technology (EBUS) for the earlier and more accurate diagnosis of lung cancer at a cost of £100,000. This is the first system of its kind in the UK.
Our Nurses support families, our researchers work to improve children’s health, our dedicated team campaign for a fairer deal and our volunteers and supporters know that 100% of every penny they donate or fundraise will be used for equipment to change a child’s life.
Childhood cancers, birth defects, accidents, diseases and infections can all cause our precious babies, children, and young people to face lifelong challenges. It happens to dozens of children and their families every day.Newlife exists because if it was your child, you would want the best for them and that’s what we are working for every day.
There are now around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. Thousands of them rely on Newlife to get the equipment they need, equipment that has often been refused by the statutory services or the delays in provision mean that the child will suffer unnecessarily. Newlife runs the only fast track equipment services in the UK helping those children in urgent need.
Bolton Lads and Girls Club
Since 1889, Bolton Lads and Girls Club has been a safe haven for young children (between the ages of 8-21 years-old, up to 25 years-old for youngsters with disabilities). Originally set up for the young children working in the cotton factories, the Club was set up by 5 business men who all wanted to improve the quality of life for all the young boys and girls living in the mills.
The Matrix247 Foundation are patrons of Bolton Lads and Girls Club and our MD, Stephen Pritchard takes part in lots of activities to raise money for the Youth Club and support them. These events have included Jogle8, various bike rides with routes like the John O’Groats to Lands End, creating annual Oktoberfest events and supporting local sporting events they put on. Due to the Jogle8 which Stephen took part in, this granted a new Astroturf pitch to the club for the football activities for the boys and girls. It is testament to their vision that today they work with nearly 3,000 young people each week providing them ‘somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to’.
Bolton Lads and Girls Club is the biggest youth centre in the UK and aims to help the young people of Bolton become the happy, caring and responsible citizens of tomorrow by providing somewhere to go that’s fit for purpose, something to do that is developmental and challenging and above all someone to talk to who genuinely is interested. Bolton Lads and Girls Club is committed to providing opportunities that recognise and respect cultural differences and encourage integration, and inclusive activities that enable full participation from all of the town’s communities and young people of all abilities.
Blackburn Youth Zone
A state of the art youth club charity located at the heart of Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub for young people aged 8 to 18 and up-to 25 with disabilities, aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.
Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with the young people rather than on their behalf. As such, the Zone is led with the principle of ‘starting where young people are, going where young people take us’.
Blackburn Youth Zone is open 365 days a year, 7 days a week and offer over up to 20 activities each evening. And entrance fee is just 50p.
With over 3000 members and numbers reaching up to 900 visits per week, Blackburn Youth Zone is one of the biggest youth facilities in the North West.
The Zone is built on land where, 100 years ago, Blackburn’s first electricity generating station once stood. On the place where electricity first came to and powered the town, the Youth Zone is now powering the community through the energy and creativity of young people.
What also makes the Zone distinctive is its relationship with the local business community, who have wholeheartedly embraced the concept and pledged to work together to raise the aspirations of our town’s young people, equipping them with life skills, increased confidence and independence which in turn will regenerate our town from the bottom up.
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