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A Fulwood cyclist spins for the Rosemère Cancer Foundation

Spin sisters Sharron Mulvaney, first from left, and Debbie Mahon, third from left, with friends Lindsay Fleming (back row), Jo Margerison and Shelley Wright

A cycling enthusiast persuaded instructors and spin class regulars to participate in a three-hour spin session to raise money for the Rosemère Cancer Foundation.


Fulwood’s Sharron Mulvaney came up with the idea as part of her training plan for a charity pier-to-pier cycle challenge, cycling from Scarborough Pier to Blackpool Pier in July.

She persuaded Fulwood Leisure Center spin instructors Steve Daley MBE, Lewis Briscoe and Jordan Rissley to each lead a one-hour spin class.

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Sharron’s sister and running partner Debbie Mahon from Bamber Bridge and 30 regulars and newbies from the leisure center took part in the marathon spin class for a donation to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation of £25 each.

With donations from other spinners unable to attend the session and sales of a post-spin curry, which had also been donated, a delighted but heavy-legged Sharron and Debbie raised an incredible £1,150.

Sharron said: “Thank you to the Fulwood Leisure Center and the spin team for agreeing to host the session and to everyone who attended and donated funds or food, including the receptionist who cooked for us two cakes to celebrate. It was very hard work but very fun.

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation strives to bring world-class cancer treatment and services to cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Center which is the specialist cancer treatment center and radiotherapy in the area at the Royal Preston Hospital, and also at eight other local hospital cancer units in the two counties.

The charity funds cutting-edge equipment, clinical research, staff training and innovative services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford in order to make the cancer journey for patients more efficient, comfortable and stress-free.

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