Hospice’s £1,500 trip to the shops

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ONE of Doncaster’s best-known charities has been given a boost following a fundraising campaign by a town centre supermarket.

Staff from the Sainsbury’s store at the Frenchgate Centre have raised £1,504.16 for the St John’s Hospice in Balby.

The staff took part in a number of activities including bag packing, a quiz night, fund raising buckets and even getting the staff to dress up.

They invited hospice representative Alison Constantine to the store to present her with the cheque.

Opened in 1992, St John’s Hospice was built and equipped from funds raised by Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.

The hospice has 10 in–patient beds as well as day care facility, and is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Nurses at the hospice provide holistic palliative care, which they describe as encompassing the specialist relief of physical, emotional, social and spiritual problems whilst respecting the individuality of life.