An incredible £1,819.47 has been raised by one of NCS Doncaster’s social action groups for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust (DCDT).
The group hosted a tombola filled with must-have prizes, a face painting stand and a stall of fun carnival style games, all based at Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster to raise as much as they could for the close to home charity.
The money will be put towards a new CT scanner, which will prove to be vital in the journey to beating cancer.
Yvonne Woodcock, former Civic Mayor and current DCDT trustee commented: “I can not believe how fantastic these young people have been, and how utterly devoted they have been this week to making a difference.
“There is often a misconception about young people of today and this group have made such a fantastic reputation for themselves in the community, for their passion and how willing they were to help. They are a credit to Club Doncaster, NCS and their families.
“DCDT is so grateful to groups like this, who help raise vital funds. We really wouldn’t be able to do the great work that we do without it.”
Prizes in the tombola won by the public included a signed Doncaster Rovers football, donated kindly by Club Doncaster Foundation, food vouchers and lots of designer goodies, all up for grabs for just £1.
Team leader, Hannah Purdy commented: “This group have gone above and beyond planning and delivering this project and it’s fantastic to reap the rewards. I don’t think anyone expected us to raise so much money, but it’s such a great feeling to be able to hand such a fantastic charity almost £2,000.
“Each young person on this group have loved this NCS experience, all three weeks have been completely different but have challenged them and gave them such a great summer, so it was so good to finish the programme off on such a high.”
For more information about NCS, contact the team on 01302 764663, or via the website on https://clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk/ncs.