Money donated in memory of nan

A grand-daughter has raised £2000 for Doncaster’s hospice to say ‘thank you’ for the way they cared for her nan.

Marie Wakelin raised the money by holding a charity disco at Rossington Labour Club recently.  She also held a raffle, gaining a lot of support from local businesses.

Marie, who handed over the money this week, said: “The care my nan received, and the care the family received, was wonderful and we wanted to give something back.”

Marie’s nan, Doris Wakelin, died in November last year after receiving care at St John’s Hospice, Balby, for a week.

“The care she received was brilliant,” added Marie. “Everyone was so kind.

“I want to thank local residents and businesses who donated prizes for the fund-raising raffle, because without the donations I wouldn’t have been able to raise so much.”

Marie is pictured (centre), together with Lindsey Richards (left) and Chris Smith, both from the hospice fundraising team.

Lindsey Richards, of the hospice, said: “I want to thank Marie and her family for this amazing donation. Every penny raised will go to support patients and their loved ones at the hospice.”