30th birthday celebration appeal

We are gearing up for a massive birthday party to celebrate three decades of dedicated care to the local community. And in the run up to the big event, we’re  appealing to local people and businesses for your support to make it a day to remember.

We opened in September 1992 after a massive fundraising exercise by the Doncaster community and will mark our 30th birthday on Saturday 3 September 2022 with a fete in our grounds.

Hospice fundraiser Lindsey Richards said: “We will have entertainment for all ages, including craft stalls, choirs, a face-painter and refreshments and lots more.

“We are also running a big fundraising raffle, with fabulous prizes being drawn on the day. We rely on our income generation, and the kindness of our supporters, to pay for those little extra comforts for our patients, so please buy a ticket if you can. Our charitable income really reduced during the pandemic and we’re just starting to recover.

“If any local businesses or residents would like to donate a prize for the raffle or tombola stall, we will be really grateful.”

 Matt Sharp and Lindsey Richards with the security equipment he’s donated.

Matt Sharp and Lindsey Richards with the security equipment he’s donated.

One of the first local companies to answer the donations appeal was SAS installations of Wath-on-Dearne, which installs aerials, alarms, CCTV and satellite systems. Owner Matt Sharp, whose partner Maggie McKenzie works for the RDaSH nurse bank, has generously donated £500 of ‘supply and fit’ CCTV security equipment.

Other donations have started rolling in, including a microwave, TV, and a £250 voucher from furniture brand, DFS.

  • Please ring the St John’s fundraising office on 03000 214871/ 01302 796662 if you would like to donate a prize.
  • To find about becoming a sponsor or to fundraise for St John’s by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively, you can donate here: