Members of the Wheatley Intake pubwatch group have raised a thousand pounds for the local cancer trust to help fund a much needed piece of CT scanning equipment.
The pubwatch group, which is made up of six members of the community from the pubs and club in the area, have over the past few months been holding fund raising events to collect donations for the local cancer trust.
The Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust is a local charity run entirely by volunteers who work to donate different pieces of cancer equipment to hospitals in Doncaster.
Since being founded over 30 years ago, the trust have been able to donate eighty pieces of equipment to hospitals in Doncaster in order to help them perform vital tests to detect and treat different types of cancer.
The selfless work of the trust is highly respected and recognised amongst the community and the pubwatch group wanted to help aid the work they do by raising donations. Through their fundraising events, the Wheatley Intake pubwatch group were able to raise a thousand pounds for the trust, which was presented to the charity at a presentation at Martin Public House in Wheatley yesterday morning (Wednesday 6 December).
At the presentation Chief Inspector Jayne Forrest who works with the local pubwatch group to improve safety within the night-time economy, was asked to present the cheque to the trust.
CI Jayne Forrest said: “This act of kindness and generosity really highlights the local community spirit within Doncaster and it is an absolute honour to be asked to attend and present the trust with the cheque.
“The work the trust does helps thousands of people and through their continued donations, they are enabling hospitals to detect and help treat members of the community fight this deadly disease. It has always been a pleasure to work with the pub watch group to tackle local issues and their donations highlight their true commitment to the community.
“It was an honour to be a part of this presentation and this really demonstrates true community spirit, especially at this time of year.”