Shopping centre raises £6,000 for charity

Pictured at the cheque presentation in Frenchgate Centre are (L-R) Mayor Ros Jones, Patrick Mellon, Laurie Barton-Wright and Peter Mayo.
Pictured at the cheque presentation in Frenchgate Centre are (L-R) Mayor Ros Jones, Patrick Mellon, Laurie Barton-Wright and Peter Mayo.
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Frenchgate shopping centre has raised £6,000 for the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.

The £641.28 raised during its Christmas events including a gift wrapping servic and the Santa’s Grotto were added to the charity total for last year and donated to the charity.

These funds will be added to the £5,300 already raised by the Trust’s Memory Tree, which has been displayed in the centre every Christmas for 15 years. The Memory Tree allows people to remember their loved ones by making a donation in return for a memory decoration to place on their own tree.

The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones and treasurer of Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, Peter Mayo were presented with a cheque for the gift wrapping donation by Frenchgate’s Patrick Mellon and new centre manager, Laurie Barton-Wright.

Laurie Barton-Wright said: “Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust is a vital charity for the town and one that Frenchgate wholeheartedly supports. We are delighted to have been able to add to this year’s fundraising efforts for the Trust and St John’s Hospice with our gift wrap and grotto activity.”

The total amount raised by Frenchgate in 2013 for the Trust now stands at £6,000.