Widower raises £5500 for hospice

A Doncaster widower is holding a third evening of Northern Soul and Tamla Motown in a bid to raise cash for Doncaster’s hospice– and has also just handed over £1020 from his last event.

Roger Smith (52) of Bentley, owner of Fencing 4U, has previously donated cash from his partner Cheryl’s funeral to St John’s 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.  He’s now raised in excess of £5,500 for the Balby-based hospice.

Pictured is Roger Smith (second from left) handing over the latest cheque for £1020 to hospice staff.

Now he’s hoping to get even more money rolling in by holding the third musical evening at Markham Main Officials Club, Old Colliery Yard, Doncaster Road, Armthorpe.

The night will start at 7.30pm running until 12.30am on Friday, January 5 and will feature six top local DJs, including Mick Saxton, Dave Jowett, Glyn Holland, Dave Wood, and Dave and Debs Askew.

Chris Smith, St John’s Hospice Appeal Community Fundraiser, said: “Roger has raised so much money over the last year or so. He has put in an incredible effort to raise funds for our hospice. All of the staff 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 07752 517471 or Mick Saxton on 07932 659734.

The hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).