Veterinary practice Lanes Vets, which has surgeries in Garstang, Cottam, Poulton-le-Fylde and also, Lancaster, has chosen Rosemere Cancer Foundation as its 2020 “people” charity of the year.

The practice, which looks after the health of both pets and farm animals, supports two charities annually – one that works to help people and another that helps animals.

Kelly Lowick, practice manager for Garstang and Cottam, said: “We have a number of staff members, who either directly themselves or through their families have had recent treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre.

“Through this, they have received support from Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which is why we have made it our people charity of the year. Our animal charity is Money for Madagascar, which fundraises to protect the rainforest there.”

Now the practice’s 80 staff, made up of 23 vets,32 veterinary nurses and a 25-strong admin team, are putting together a fundraising calendar of events, which will include a summer social, a stand at August’s Garstang Show and taking part in Morecambe’s Vintage by the Sea Festival in September among other activities.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre, Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.

The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford. For further

information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk