Over £1,000 raised at Spring Fayre for benefit of local hospitals

The Women’s Institute (WI) in Sprotbrough has raised £1,050 for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) Charity, in support of the Trust’s Jasmine Centre.

Each year, the WI host their spring fayre, inviting local people to come along and help raise money for a worthwhile cause, which benefits the local community, women or children. Held on Saturday 6 April at St Mary’s Church Hall, the family-friendly event hosted a bounty of stalls including homemade arts, crafts and treats, soap and scents and Easter gifts.

For those of a more competitive nature, the fair also included a tombola, a children’s egg painting contest and an egg cup flower arranging challenge for adults, with both judged by special guest Pauline Foulstone, Sister at Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Jasmine Centre.

Speaking about the event, Pauline said: “The Sprotbrough WI Spring Fayre was a fantastic event and I felt very honoured to have been invited. On behalf of the entire Trust, I want to thank everyone who made this kind donation possible. The money will be used to help us go above and beyond, providing the very best care, treatment and experience for our patients.”

Caring for those with breast abnormalities, the Jasmine Centre at Doncaster Royal Infirmary is staffed by a number of healthcare professionals including Doctors, Nurses and Radiographers who specialise in breast imaging and care.

Lorna Montgomery, Treasurer at the WI in Sprotbrough, said: “I want to thank everyone who attended our spring fare, as well as my colleagues who helped to organise the event. Everything sold throughout the day was donated free-of-charge and all proceeds have been collected to make this donation possible. Each year, this fair is a labour of love and all efforts truly come from the heart. On behalf of the Women’s Institute, I hope that this money can make a real difference for local people going through cancer care and treatment.”

If you would like to get involved in fundraising for our hospitals, please contact the Communications and Engagement team on 01909 502726 or 01302 644244 or email CommunicationsandEngagement@nhs.net