The latest news and updates from Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust
Father and son conquer the UK’s biggest peaks
Last year a father and son from Doncaster completed their mission to climb the three biggest peaks in the UK, raising money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.
Cory, age 11 and his father Chris, celebrated in the snow as they reached the top of Ben Nevis in the final climb of the three, achieving their goal of conquering the UK’s three biggest peaks within one year – Snowdon, Scafell Pike and finally, Ben Nevis.
I’m very proud of Cory. The Ben Nevis climb was hard work, our toughest to date. The weather conditions on the day were very challenging with thick fog and snow as we got closer to the top. Cory never complained though. We were both really excited to reach the summit and complete our challenge.
The pair received brilliant support from their friends, family and Cory’s school, raising just over £1,000.
Well done Cory and Chris and thanks for your support!
Simply Voices Choir
Thank you to everyone from Simply Voices, for their recent donation of a fantastic £1,509!
The Simply Voices choir have done various concerts and raffles fundraising on behalf of DCDT and joined us in the Frenchgate Centre during the Memory Tree.
Thank you everyone for your support!
Co-op Charity Christmas Concert
A big thank you to the Co-op and Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers for their recent cheque for £1,300 from the Christmas Concert in December.
Thank you to all involved for your continued help and support.
Memory Tree total
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Memory Tree - we made a fantastic £5,364.
Special thanks to the management at Frenchgate who helped make this possible, and our lovely volunteers who manned the stall each day.
Sprotbrough Methodist Church
Thank you so much to everyone at Sprotbrough Methodist Church on Park Drive who recently donated £150 towards our current appeal.
We would like to say a special thank you to Wards Workshop who recently donated some lovely wooden tree ornaments for our Memory Tree stall.
The first ones sold out within days and we had to send for replacements! Thank you Mark for your very welcome and kind support.
Recent donations update…
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer added another £295.69 to their “Neighbourly” charity fundraising for us. Special thanks to Julie and Karen as well as to all the staff at M&S Doncaster.
Christmas stall and coffee morning
Sandra and Jean at Barnby Dun had a Christmas stall at Mount Pleasant in December and raised a brilliant £600 for us. Also, their coffee morning at The Grove in Barnby Dun raised £200.
Thank you so very much ladies for all your hard work.
Peacehaven Coffee Club
The Peacehaven Coffee Club in Barnby Dun recently donated £400 for which we are very grateful. Thank you very much to everyone involved.
We would also like to thank “Donny Dotties” who are a group of ladies who enjoy theatre visits and raise money for charity through bingo and raffles whilst on their travels. They recently donated £65.
Ros Jones opens the Memory Tree
We are delighted that we could be joined by Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones to mark the opening of this years Memory Tree.
The tree is located on outside Boots on the ground floor.
Our fantastic volunteers will be manning the tree Monday – Saturday, 10am–3pm through to the 20 December.
Do come and pay us a visit and pick-up your Memory Tokens. We look forward to seeing you.
Recent donations update…
Parklands Ballroom Dancers
We recently received £1,200 from the lovely ballroom dancers at Parklands on Wheatley Hall Road. Thank you so much to Malinda and everyone involved who have supported us for many years.
Asda at Carcroft have donated £500 and we would like to thank Lisa and the management for all the help they have given us.
Hatfield Coffee Mornings
There are five friends in Hatfield who hold coffee mornings for charity and recently donated a brilliant £500 from one coffee morning! Thank you so much ladies for all your hard work on our behalf.
St Michael’s Coffee Club
St Michael’s Coffee Club in Skellow have donated £150 and we are very grateful for their continuing support. Thank you very much to everyone involved.
Doncaster Bridge Club
One of our trustees Yvonne, recently received a cheque for £300 from Doncaster Bridge Club.
Thank you to everyone at Doncaster Bridge Club for your support.
Darren’s coffee morning
A huge thank you to Darren who despite the rain was well prepared for his coffee morning on the 29 September. He recently donated a fantastic £550!
Thank you to everyone who went along. We hope you had a great time! And thank you Darren for your support.
A huge thank you to Carol and all the brilliant staff at Optima who worked so hard to make it a wonderful day for all – including all the bakers for the coffee shop!
Thank you everyone for all your support!
50th Wedding Anniversary
Very many congratulations to Jean and David Torrington who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jean is a long standing volunteer with DCDT and they decided to request donations in lieu of presents which raised £330.
It was a wonderful day with a Church blessing and evening ‘do’. Thank you both again and hope you have a lovely holiday.
80th birthday donations
Congratulations to Tony who recently celebrated his 80th birthday and requested donations in lieu of presents.
These totalled £220, so thank you very much Tony and it was good to know you all enjoyed the day!
LNER Bake Sale
Sarah and Ann at LNER organised a bake sale recently at Doncaster Railway Station and raised a brilliant £443!
Thank you both and also everyone else who helped bake goodies. We truly appreciate your support.
Hatfield Ladies Luncheon Club and The Barn
Thank you to two of our regular supporters, Hatfield Ladies Luncheon Club and The Barn at Hatfield. They recently donated £34 and £44 respectively.
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer in Baxtergate recently donated £171.28 through their Neighbourly fundraising page. Thank you to Karen and Julie and all the staff.
Doncaster Ladies Luncheon Club
Doncaster Ladies Luncheon Club donated £132.02 after Yvonne (one of our Trustees) recently gave a talk. Thank you very much ladies!
Barbara Taylor had a very special birthday in August and donated half of the proceeds (£260) to us. Thank you so much Barbara and we are really pleased you had a wonderful day.
Midsummer Walk 2019 total
After lots of collecting and counting we’re thrilled to announce that the total raised from this year’s Midsummer Walk is a fantastic £8,036.01!
A big thank you to all involved with the hard work that goes into making this event a success… Chris, Christine, Pat and all the team at Thorne Rural Lions, all our volunteers at DCDT, Ben Parkinson who started this years walk, all our amazing ‘Walkers’ and their generous sponsors!
Danum Home Hardware
Danum Home Hardware presented us with a cheque for £100 from the proceeds of their Charity Tool-bag Raffle held in store.
A big thank you to our friends at Danum Home Hardware and everyone who took part in the Tool-bag Raffle.
Charity football match
A generous donation was received from a charity football match organised by Darren Greaves and Nigel Perks which raised £600. This took place on one of the small pitches at the Keepmoat Stadium. The players paid £10 each to take part and a raffle was also held.
Thank you so much Darren, Nigel and the teams and also to all who bought raffle tickets. Hope it was a good match with plenty of goals!
Updated on some of our recent donations…
We recently received an anonymous donation of £10,000 towards the biopsy machine. We would like to thank the donor(s) most sincerely for their extremely generous cheque which will go a long way to achieving our goal.
Intake and Wheatley Pub Watch
Thank you so much for your very welcome donation of £700. We are grateful for your ongoing support and would like to thank everyone involved.
A big thank you to everyone who came along to Auckley Show and visited our stall there.
We raised £324, thank you to everyone who supported us on the day and our great volunteers for their hard work on the stall.
Fundraising in Frenchgate
Thank you to Ben Parkinson for helping us at our fundraising stall in Frenchgate recently as part of their ‘Happiness Movement’ campaign.
With Ben’s help we managed to raise a fantastic £250 on the day.
Wheatley Golf Club
A big THANK YOU to Wheatley Golf Club for their donation of £3,500. We are so grateful to everyone involved at the Club who helped raise such a huge amount.
St Mary’s Jigsaw Puzzle Library and Coffee Morning
St Mary’s Jigsaw Puzzle Library and Coffee Morning at Sprotbrough recently donated £50. Our grateful thanks to everyone involved.
The NCS (National Citizens Service) students held a couple of local fundraising events for us at the end of July and raised £344.96, plus £122 through Facebook. Thank you so much to all the students and their sponsors for supporting our charity, especially in all the hot weather!
Thank you so much to Janine and her colleagues at Stratstone BMW who raised a brilliant £194 from their coffee morning on 10 July.
Hatfield Woodhouse Church coffee morning
A big thank you to the ladies of Hatfield Woodhouse Church who helped Yvonne Woodcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy and Barry Bailey put on a coffee morning on Saturday 3 August at Hatfield Woodhouse Church Hall for DCDT, the event raised £200.
The Shoe Room
A big THANK YOU to Michelle and Richard at The Shoe Room and their customers on Priory Walk in Doncaster.
They raised a wonderful £1,135.
Our stall at Bentley Gala on 14 July raised £103. Thank you to everyone who bought our items or made a donation. We are very grateful to you all.
Our thanks also to Tony Sockett and his group - they all worked extremely hard to make the day a success.
South Yorkshire Police Male Voice Choir
Our grateful thanks to the South Yorkshire Police Male Voice Choir who presented us with a cheque for £241.24 from their recent concert.
Thank you to everyone involved for a lovely evening.
An update on some of our recent donations…
St Vincent Medical Centre
Thank you to the staff at St Vincent Medical Centre, Thorne Road Doncaster for their recent donation of £100 to our current Prostate Cancer Appeal.
Mount Pleasant Hotel Summer Fayre
A big thank you to Sandra and Jean who raised £250 for DCDT with their stall at the Mount Pleasant Hotel’s Spring Fayre.
Buckleys Coach Holidays
Excellent work from all the team at Buckleys Coach Holidays who recently donated £400 to our Prostate Cancer Appeal.
Jenny Liddle and Judy Bowers, DCDT volunteers, had a fundraising stall at Asda’s Carcroft store on 1 June and raised £114.
Our grateful thanks to Asda for their support and also to our lovely volunteers!
Midsummer Walk 2019
Almost 200 walkers took part in the Midsummer Walk on Sunday 19 May which was organised in partnership with Lions International.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Thorne Rural Lions in particular who worked extremely hard in organising this event - we couldn’t have done it without them. Also our very grateful thanks to Victoria and Reuben at Vizuality for the posters, etc. But most of all our thanks to all the wonderful walkers who turned up on the day (and their sponsors) which gave a terrific boost to our current Prostate Cancer appeal.
Thank you to Steve Connor for taking the photos.
Once all the sponsor money is handed in we will let you know the final amount.
Bentley Methodist Church
Volunteers at Bentley Methodist Church serving refreshments at the Tour de Yorkshire event on 2 May. Refreshments were provided by Doncaster Council, milk by Tesco and proceeds donated to Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.
£100 was raised and we would like to thank everyone concerned. It was just a shame the sun didn’t shine on the day!
Dress down day
Doncaster Job Centre held a ‘dress down’ day on the 18 April and raised £375 for our prostate appeal.
Thank you Jenny and all your colleagues, plus our thanks to the person who knitted the lovely Easter chicks! We are very grateful for your support.
Our annual Coin Week at the Frenchgate Centre raised £1,102!
£674 of that raised by Paul Stainton, Mike Hogg and Paul’s grandson James Canham aged 10.
They cycled a total of 295 miles over three days which makes us tired just thinking about it!
Our very grateful thanks to them for their support, to the Frenchgate Centre and to the many people who gave donations.
Paul Stainton has since donated a further £40, bringing the total raised by our amazing cyclists to £714, and the total amount from our Coin Week to £1,142!
Yvonne receives Freedom of the Borough
A special day today as our trustee Yvonne Woodcock received the honorary title of Freedom of the Borough in a special ceremony at the Mansion House.
A very deserving accolade in recognition of Yvonne’s dedicated public service, charity work and fundraising. Congratulations Yvonne from all the team at DCDT!
Work begins on £4.9 million scanning facility at Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Last Friday members of DCDT and our patron, Rosie Winterton MP, joined Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) to mark the groundbreaking ceremony for what will become the new CT scanner suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
A project to build a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) has begun today (15 February), as representatives from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust (DCDT) and Dame Rosie Winterton MP officiated at the ceremonial groundbreaking event.
Doncaster St Leger Rotary Club held their annual Burns Night celebration on Saturday 26 January 2019 at Doncaster Golf Club. A very enjoyable evening and the sum of £740 was raised which will be donated to DCDT.
Thank you to the St Leger Rotary Club and all concerned for their support.
Many belated congratulations to Andrew Moore and his son who ran the Snowdonia Marathon on 27 October and raised a magnificent £764.29. It was their first marathon and they choose the hardest one to do which was pretty gruelling, but they finished and we are in awe of their determination and stamina!
We cannot thank them enough for their tremendous effort and to everyone who generously sponsored them.
Co-op Charity Concert
The Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers and Co-op Member Pioneers presented a cheque for £1,600 to DCDT, proceeds from the Charity Christmas Concert in December.
Fantastic work from everyone involved including the Co-op, Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers and Hatfield Band – we are so grateful for all your wonderful support.
Thank you to everyone who came along to show their support despite the cold, wet and windy weather.