Youngsters raise hundreds of pounds for St John’s Hospice

Doncaster teenagers taking part in Club Doncaster’s National Citizen Service (NCS) programme have stepped out to help swell hospice funds.

The youngsters, aged 15 to 17, completed a sponsored walk from Cusworth to Conisbrough Viaduct and back, raising £375 to compensate for their blisters.

They spent the money on prizes for the hospice’s 30th anniversary tombola – which raised even more from their efforts through ticket sales.

Photo of young people and adults with a giant cheque

Lindsey, far right, receiving the cheque from the NCS youngsters

The sponsored walk followed an earlier fundraising venture which saw the youngsters, who have been learning at Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium, donate teddy bears and other money-spinning items worth £300 to the hospice fundraising team.

Lindsey Richards, from our fundraising team, said: “It was heart-warming to see these young people thinking of others as they set out to raise as much as they could for the hospice. It was a fantastic gesture and, as we sold lots of tickets for the tombola, it was actually worth more than £375 thanks to their efforts.”

Taking part in NCS is said to give young people the chance to learn new skills, develop confidence and leadership and learn about teamwork, meet new people from all walks of life, and make a real difference to their community, or an issue they care about.