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Remembering Sir John Zochonis

Remembering Sir John Zochonis

The trustees were very saddened to learn of the passing of Sir John Zochonis. Sir John was a Patron of Friends of Rosie and both he and his family trust provided valuable support over many years. The trustees offer sincere condolences to his family and know how he will be long remembered... Read More

Check out our new website

Check out our new website

Welcome to the updated Friends of Rosie website. The new-look site has information about events, research projects we are funding and the latest news from the charity. We are very grateful to the Lee Bakirgian Family Trust, which provided funding to cover the design and running costs of the website... Read More

Every little helps from Tesco!

Every little helps from Tesco!

Friends of Rosie was delighted to be chosen by Tesco to receive a cheque for £500 to mark the opening of their new store in Salford. Professor Vaskar Saha, the Chair of Paediatric Oncology at Manchester University and Chairman of the charity’s Medical and Scientific Committee, invited Friends of Rosie to... Read More

£5,500 boost for children's cancer research charity

£5,500 boost for children's cancer research charity

Friends of Rosie, the North West charity which funds research into childhood cancer, is celebrating the success of its Christmas Fair in Hale, which raised £5,500. Visitors enjoyed buying Christmas cards and unusual gifts at a wide range of stalls, including pottery, cashmere and antiques. The guest of honour was Graham Brady... Read More

Warm welcome to our new Trustees

Warm welcome to our new Trustees

Friends of Rosie is very pleased to welcome our two new trustees, Mrs Maureen Bennett and Dr Malcolm Taylor. Maureen Bennett started work as a state registered nurse and midwife with specialist training in special care babies at Saint Mary’s Manchester and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. After a break to... Read More

Paul leaves hope behind

Paul leaves hope behind

Our thanks go to the widow, family and friends of the late Paul Ware, who donated £1,252 to Friends of Rosie in his memory. Paul died in April 2013 aged 42, just over two years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. A former professional footballer, Paul was a midfielder for... Read More

Remembering Lee with love

Remembering Lee with love

Every year, childhood friends of Lee Phillips, who died tragically in 2007, meet and have a drink in his memory. Sean Preston and Lee's other mates had known him since primary school and they had played together in Appleton Boys ‘A’ and ‘B’ football teams. This year they decided to do... Read More

Many thanks to Matilda!

Many thanks to Matilda!

When her parents were planning baby Matilda Visscher's baptism, they decided to ask for donations to a charity instead of gifts. The family live in Tenerife but her mum Amelia is originally from Northwich in Cheshire, so they returned to Northwich for Matilda's baptism. "We asked friends coming to the baptism not... Read More