Pubwatch group raises £1,000 for local cancer trust

A much-needed piece of medical equipment will be gifted to a hospital in Doncaster after a community group raised £1,000 for the cause.

Wheatley Intake Pubwatch, made up of six members of the local pub and club community, held fundraising events during the last few months to raise the money necessary to buy the CT scanner.

A cheque was presented to Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, a charity run entirely by volunteers which works to donate cancer equipment to hospitals, at the Martin Public House in Wheatley yesterday morning.

Ch Insp Jayne Forrest of South Yorkshire Police said: “This act of kindness and generosity really highlights the local community spirit within Doncaster.

“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 was an honour to be a part of this presentation and this really demonstrates true community spirit, especially at this time of year.”