Young volunteers from the National Citizen Service (NCS) have raised more than £4,000 for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust (DCDT) at Frenchgate Shopping Centre.
Throughout the six-week summer holidays, the students raised money for the cancer charity by offering free face painting and taking part in a sponsored cycle.
As part of Club Doncaster Foundation, the students have each dedicated 30 hours to their chosen project fundraising for DCDT and have raised a total of £4426.11.
Jan Budtz, Programme Manager at Club Doncaster Foundation, said: “The young people taking part in NCS this summer have all shown a real appetite in making a difference to their local community and the fantastic work in Frenchgate and money raised for DCDT shows how big an impact it’s had.
“Our aim is to provide further volunteering opportunities for the 600+ young people who have just completed the NCS programme, enabling them to stay in touch with their local communities.
“The NCS programme culminates with a big celebration event at The Dome on Wednesday 19 September for all young people and staff involved. This particular project will be highlighted along with other 45 projects carried out in Doncaster over the past couple of months.”
Yvonne Woodcock, Trustee at Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, said: “All the students have done such a fantastic job and their enthusiasm in fundraising for us has been infectious.
“There is often a misconception about young people today, but these students have proved that with team work and dedication to helping others, they are able to achieve something they can be proud of.
“They are a credit to Club Doncaster, NCS and their families. DCDT is so grateful for all their hard work and their contribution has made a big difference to our fundraising efforts. Congratulations and a huge thank you to them all.”
Karen Staniforth, assistant general manager at Frenchgate, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the fantastic enthusiasm the NCS students have shown during their fundraising so far.
“They have done exceptionally well and raised a great deal of money for the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, a charity we hold very dear here at Frenchgate.
“I’d also like to say a big thank you to our customers for stopping by the stand, showing their kind support and making such generous donations.”