Rosemere Food and Drink Fair promises to be beanfeast for cancer charity

Artisan food and specialist drink producers from throughout Lancashire are set to transform St Theresa’s Parish Centre, Penwortham, into an emporium of deliciousness to help charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation enjoy a beanfeast!

They will be taste testing and selling their goodies at a Food & Drink Fair there to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation on Sunday, 6th October.

Doors open at 11 am until 4pm. Entry is £1. All money taken on the door, in producers’ pitch fees, money raised by a raffle and a percentage from the sales made by the fair’s street food vendors will go to the charity to help it bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment 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.

Co-organiser and exhibitor Gillian Bartlett, of mobile drinks company Copa Fizz, who lost her close friend and business partner to cancer last year, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing this event to South Ribble.

“We held our inaugural Rosemere Cancer Foundation Food & Drink Fair in the Ribble Valley last year (pictured above) at the iconic Inn at Whitewell, where my fellow organiser, Ian Crowther, is pastry chef. We raised more than £1,000 for the charity. As we have a fantastically exciting array of award-winning producers joining us again this year, we’re hopeful that past and new visitors will come along, making the fair even more successful.”

Among the exhibitors taking part is Bowland Snails from Inglewhite, a company that specialises in producing snails for the table and supplies a host of top restaurants nationwide. In addition, other exhibitors will be offering bakes, cakes, chocolates, marinades, meats, coffees, crepes, cheeses, pizzas, wines and gins. There will also be demonstrations of how to mix the perfect cocktail.

Anyone wanting to register as a seller can go to for further information. For information on Rosemere Cancer Foundation, its work and to make a donation, visit

PHOTO – Producers at the inaugural Rosemere Cancer Foundation Food & Drink Fair in the Ribble Valley last year