Doncaster hospice in plea for unwanted gifts to help appeal

St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Mel Hewitt
St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Mel Hewitt
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Staff at Doncaster’s hospice are appealing for any unwanted goodies or gifts, so that they can continue raising money by holding raffles.

If Doncaster folk have any unwanted presents or new items that they don’t want that are suitable for raffle prizes they are being asked to let staff and volunteers at St John’s Hospice, Balby, know, so that they can use them to raise money for the hospice’s appeal.

Money raised from the raffle will go towards filling a £500,000 funding gap for the hospice’s £1.8 million transformation.

Mel Hewitt, Hospice Community Fundraiser, said: “We are doing really well with our fund-raising and can use any unwanted gifts or suitable items, other than electrical items, to help raise even more money for our appeal. Please help us to turn your unwanted items into money for the hospice.”

Anyone with an item to donate can drop it off at St John’s Information Centre, off Weston Road, Balby, or ring the hospice, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) on 01302 796666.

Alternatively, if anyone wants to make a donation to the hospice appeal, here’s how:

Visit the Just Giving site -

Text HKOK98 to 70070 followed by the amount, for example £5 to 70070.

Deposit cash in one of the hospice collection tins or visit the Hospice.

Send a cheque payable to St John’s Hospice Development Appeal.

The hospice appeal can also be followed on Twitter @stjohnsappeal or on Facebook at StJohns Appeal.