Local businesses encourage customers to donate

Two local business based within Doncaster’s Wool market are asking shoppers to be generous with their change and donate it to a local hospice.

Jagdish Bisht from Barnsley has recently opened Indian Food Hawker in Doncaster and wanted to help a local charity. Jagdish approached St John’s Hospice in Balby after hearing about the range of services the hospice offers. He is hoping his customers are generous enough to leave their spare change in the donation box for the hospice.

Jagdish said “I want to help Doncaster people give back to a local charity, as soon as I heard about the range of services St John’s offer I knew I had to help raise their profile.”

Also urging their customers to be kind hearted and donate their spare change is Natalie Renshaw and Ian Green who have opened Lollie Jades Cupcake Emporium. Natalie, who is a former ambulance Emergency care Assistant, had a close colleague who had been in St John’s Hospice where they unfortunately passed away.

Natalie said “Everyone I know has been affected by end of life care in some way, after leaving the ambulance service I knew I wanted to still help and be part of a caring community, that’s when I thought I could get involved in helping raise money for the hospice, It means I still get to do my bit without being hands on.”

Lindsey Richards of the Hospice said “Thank you to Jagdish, Natalie and Ian for helping to raise our profile and funds for our Hospice, every penny counts in our bid to raise money to keep our hospice running.”

Any shoppers who wish to visit Indian Food Hawker and Lollie Jades Cupcake Emporium will find them inside the Wool Market in Doncaster.

Jagdish is pictured at his food stall Indian Food Hawker

Natalie and Ian are pictured at their Cupcake Emporium, Lollie Jades