Pipe damage forces charity to stop fair

St John's Hospice's Jeanette Fish collects the Mayors award for Lifetime Achievement at the Pride Awards. Picture: Liz Mockler D7556LM

St John's Hospice's Jeanette Fish collects the Mayors award for Lifetime Achievement at the Pride Awards. Picture: Liz Mockler D7556LM

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A CANCER charity’s spring fair has been cancelled after a burst water pipe damaged more than 100 prizes.

Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust was due to hold its 40th annual spring fair on Saturday, but has had to cancel it after a pipe burst in the roof of its shop in East Laith Gate.

The water damaged the stock from its charity shop and 100 chocolate Easter eggs, 62 tombola prizes and 17 raffle prizes collected for the fair.

It was hoped the fair would still take place at the Danum Hotel if it could replace the prizes in time, but it was unable to do so.

The trust is Doncaster’s oldest cancer charity and has recently paid for a life-saving cancer scanner to be installed at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

It is estimated the leak will cost the trust and the two other firms based in the row of shops thousands of pounds to repair.

Charity shop volunteer Jeanette Fish was one of a group of volunteers who had to grab mops and buckets to try and salvage what they could from the outpouring of murky water.