Northern Soul and Motown night for hospice appeal

A Doncaster widower is holding a second evening of Northern Soul and Tamla Motown in a bid to raise cash for our Doncaster hospice appeal – and has also just handed over £1569 from a garden party he hosted.

Roger Smith (52) of Bentley, owner of Fencing 4U, has previously donated cash from his partner Cheryl’s funeral to our Balby-based hospice; replaced the hospice garden fencing, fitting it for free, meaning he donated £750 of his time, he’s also donated cash from a couple of garden parties and from other events he’s organised.

Now he’s hoping to get even more money rolling in for our St John’s Hospice at Balby by holding the second musical evening at Cantley Lodge, 1A Acacia Road, Cantley, Doncaster.

The night will start at 7pm, running until 1am, on Saturday, November 4 and will feature eight DJs.

Chris Smith, St John’s Hospice Appeal Community Fundraiser, said: “Roger has raised so much money over the last year or so, all of the staff at the hospice want to thank him. Every penny raised goes to make our patients’ lives more comfortable.”

Tickets are £5 each and are available by either ringing Roger on 07752517471 or St John’s Hospice on 01302 798391.

Roger Smith is pictured centre handing over the money raised at a garden party he hosted. He is pictured with Chris Smith, of the hospice appeal (left), and Richard Riley.