A Doncaster widower who held a Northern Soul and Tamla Motown night has raised £1,957 for our hospice at Balby.
Roger Smith (51) of Bentley, owner of Fencing 4U, has previously donated cash from his partner Cheryl’s funeral to St John’s Hospice. He has replaced the hospice garden fencing, fitting it for free, meaning he donated £750 of his time and raised a further £366 by hosting a garden party. Roger also recently bought all of the hospice staff a box of chocolates each to say thank you for the caring way they do their job day in day out.
His latest fund-raiser was held at the Parklands Sports and Social Club, Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster, and featured six DJs, who performed free of charge.
Roger said: “I lost Cheryl, my partner of ten years last year after a year-long battle with cervical cancer. She died in St John’s Hospice at Balby after nine days of care. I’m raising money to say thank you for the care they gave both of us. The nursing staff were incredible. I also want to thank everyone who supported me on the night to raise this fantastic amount.”
Chris Smith, our Hospice Community Fundraiser, said: “I want to thank Roger for this amazing donation. Roger has raised so much for us over the last 12 months, he’s worked so hard and we really appreciate his effort. Every penny raised will go towards making patients’ lives more comfortable.”