Lancaster Chamber announces new president’s charity at AGM

Rosemere Cancer Foundation has been announced as the chamber president’s charity of the year at the Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce's AGM.

The event, which took place at Crofters Hotel, Garstang, saw over 60 businessmen and women attend from the district to hear the announcement alongside the President’s Annual Report to members for 2013/14 and a regional update from Gary Iddon general manager for Virgin Trains Anglo-Scottish services.

Paula Richardson, head of corporate fundraising at Rosemere said: "We are extremely grateful to the Chamber for choosing to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

"Rosemere raises vital funds for cancer units across the region making a real difference to a patient’s experience of the treatment process, this wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our corporate partners."

The chamber also saw the election of new directors at the event.

In her speech on the day, chamber president Angela Seel said: “Due to the receipt of resignations from existing board members, we put out a request to members asking for interest in joining the board.

"We were delighted at the quantity and quality of the applications and feel overwhelmed that so many members aspire to help and support the chamber to meet its objectives and vision for the future of the district. After great deliberation the board and I put forward Melissa Burton, managing director from Goody Good Stuff (FTF Sweets), Alistair Eagles managing director at Seatruck Ferries Ltd (Heysham) and Vivien Hacker, company director at Euroko Associates Ltd for consideration to join the chamber board. “The Board and the Chamber team would like to welcome them aboard and are very much looking forward to working with them over the next three years.”