Boost in store for scanner appeal charity

ONE of Doncaster's best- known health charities is to get a new year boost from a major shopping centre.

Bosses at The Frenchgate Centre have named the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust as its charity for 2011.

Centre manager Amanda Phillips said: "We were keen to show our support of such a great charity and to be able to announce that we will be supporting them throughout 2011 is something that we are proud to do.

"We have always supported the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust so to give them our full backing for 2011 was something that we wanted to do. We want to ensure that they hit the 600,000 target for the Scan for Life Appeal."

The charity worked with the centre last month when it used the mall as the venue for its memory tree appeal which went on to raise nearly 5,000 for the charity.

Now the centre says it will hold four fundraising events over the course of the year in aid of the charity, which hopes to buy a new scanner for the Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

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