Doncaster service users are boxing clever

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A group of people with learning disabilities who attend a Balby-based day service have handcrafted a collection box to help the town’s hospice appeal.

The bespoke wooden box was donated by service users from the Workscheme, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). It will now take pride of place at St John’s Hospice (also run by the Trust) to encourage visitors to make a donation to its Hospice Development Appeal.

Workscheme Leader Patrick said: “We help adults with learning disabilities to develop a wide range of woodworking skills – from building bird tables to French polishing furniture - so it’s very satisfying for them to produce something for such a worthy cause.”

Receiving the box for the hospice, Alison Constantine, Voluntary Services Manager said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Workscheme for our fabulous new collection box, which we hope will encourage people to part with their pennies for our appeal!”