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Nelson company pays more than lip service when it comes to helping NHS frontline staff

A Nelson company has brought a smile to the lips of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff working at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre.

Concept Plastics Group Ltd, which is based at Barnfield Business Centre off Brunswick Street, has donated approximately 1,000 twin packs of its Lipmate Lipbalm valued at £1,100 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation for centre staff suffering chapped and cracked lips because of constantly having to wear face masks.

Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “Having to wear masks daily for prolonged periods of time can make your lips very dry and sore and cause cracking at the sides of your mouth. We are therefore very grateful to Concept Plastics Group Ltd for its very generous donation of Lipmate Lipbalm for centre staff.

“We are distributing the lip balm among the team as fast as we can. It’s literally being greeted with smiles of relief and needless to say, proving very popular.”

Concept Plastics Group Ltd is one of the UK’s leading injection moulding companies with more than 20 years’ heritage. It was founded by Kevin Thornber, who runs the business with his two sons Matthew and Paul. Group company J&J Closures, which manufactures Lipmate Lipbalm, was voted Technology & Innovation Business of the Year in the Pendle Business Awards 2014.

Kevin, who lives in Burnley, has previously donated lip balms for NHS staff care packs during the first wave of Covid-19 in the spring and also, in 2015 when they were sold to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s appeal to raise £100,000 towards the build of Burnley General Teaching Hospital’s state-of-the-art chemotherapy Primrose Unit.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated not only at Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital but also at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties, including those at Burnley General Teaching and the Royal Blackburn Hospitals.

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

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