Big-hearted tourists boost our funds

Generous holidaymakers boosted our funds during their annual get-together.

The travellers with long-standing tour operator, Welsh’s Coaches, organised a raffle and tombola during their two-night stay in Caernarvon, North Wales, which raised £1,400.

The money was divided equally between ours and Pontefract’s The Prince of Wales Hospice.

Welsh’s Coaches, based at Pontefract, has been operating for over 50 years, organising holidays in the UK and Europe.

Three people with giant cheque

Judy and John Welsh are pictured presenting the £700 cheque to Tracey Gaughan, right, from the hospice..

Judy Welsh, from the company – who in the 1970s worked at both Tickhill Road, and the former Loversall, hospitals – said: “We have organised an annual reunion party for a number of years, where many of our regular guests meet up and have a great time. It has become a tradition that we arrange a fund-raiser, with our holidaymakers donating the prizes, and this year two local hospices were chosen to share the proceeds.”

Hospice fundraiser Lindsey Richards said: “This is a fantastic gesture by people who thinking of others while they were on holiday. We are extremely grateful for the donation, which will support our work caring for Doncaster people with life limiting illnesses.”