£517 boost for hospice

A Doncaster widower who held an evening of Northern Soul and Tamla Motown in a bid to raise cash for our St John’s Hospice has just handed over £517.

Roger Smith (52) of Bentley, owner of Fencing 4U, raised the cash from ticket sales to the event, a raffle and by selling hospice merchandise on the night at Markham Main Officials Club in Armthorpe.

Roger has also previously donated cash from his partner Cheryl’s funeral to the hospice; replaced the hospice garden fencing, fitting it for free, meaning he donated £750 of his time, he’s also donated cash from a couple of garden parties and from several other events he’s organised.  He’s now raised £6,077 for the Balby-based hospice.

Chris Smith, our St John’s Hospice Fundraising Co-ordinator, said: “Roger is fantastic. He has worked so hard to raise money for our hospice and his latest venture has raised more than £500.  All of the staff want to thank him. Every penny raised goes to make our patients’ lives more comfortable.”

Pictured from left to right are Lindsey Richards, of St John’s Hospice; Wicksy, Roger Smith and Chris Smith of the hospice.