FATHER-of-two Dan Hill, 38, is to take over the reins at the Rosemere Cancer Foundation charity in June.

He has worked for the charity since 2011, most recently as head of fundraising.

Chief officer Sue Thompson, who is taking early retirement after 22 years, said Dan was "a great team player" and she was "delighted" to leave the role in Dan's "safe and capable hands".

Dan, who lives in Darwen with wife Sarah and daughters Ebony, 10, and Evie, seven, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s new chief officer.

"We are a small team of six fundraisers, which currently includes myself and Sue, and three admin staff. We cover the whole of Lancashire and south Cumbria so there’s quite some distance and a lot of out-of-office-hours work involved but none of us would have it any differently as we’re totally committed to Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the work it does to bring world-class treatment to local cancer patients.”