For the latest fantastic fund-raiser is now up and running in the Frenchgate Centre where members of the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust are aiming to raise a mile of coins for our campaign coffers.
We’ve almost hit our £600,000 target to buy a new scanner for Doncaster Royal Infirmary - and you can do your bit in helping to push us over the line by donating your loose change.
Centre manager Amanda Phillips said: “It is a fantastic charity and one that we are really proud to support.”
The Mile of Coins appeal got under way on Monday, with Civic Mayor Eva Hughes (centre) getting the ball rolling with help from consort Derek (right) and DCDT member Jessie Credland (left).
Shoppers are being asked to hand over cash in order to create a Mile of Coins. Every time a yard of coins is reached, it will be marked off until the total reaches a staggering mile’s worth of money.
It doesn’t matter if it’s 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 or £2, every little helps. More than 500 snazzy, triangular shaped collecting boxes have also been prepared and sent out to local schools so youngsters can join in the fun in contributing to the campaign.
“Please come down and help us reach a mile with any change you can spare. It will all count towards our goal,” added Amanda.The Mile of Coins stand is situated outside Boots and will be there until October 29.