Bingo! Couple raise cash for hospice

Bingo! A Sykehouse couple turned into bingo callers for a night and at the same time raised £230 for Doncaster’s hospice.

Joe Threadgold, who is a volunteer driver for St John’s Hospice, at Balby, and his wife Jan organised a bingo event, at Sykehouse Village Hall recently with around 20 friends, and also received a number of donations.

Joe said: “We chose the hospice because it’s a local charity and my wife and I have known several people who have received care and treatment here. It’s a great local appeal, which supports local people. I want to thank everyone who supported our bingo event and for the additional donations we received too.”

Chris Smith, St John’s Hospice Appeal Fund-raiser, said: “We all want to thank Joe and Jan for this amazing amount of money which will help our patients. Last year the couple raised over £400 during the year for our appeal and we appreciate all of the hard work and effort they put into fundraising.”

Pictured is Joe Threadgold (far right) together with Chris Smith, of the hospice appeal (far left) and some hospice nursing staff.