Hospice funds boost thanks to Bentley widower

Roger Smith is pictured (second from the left) surrounded by staff from the hospice and hospice appeal
Roger Smith is pictured (second from the left) surrounded by staff from the hospice and hospice appeal
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A big hearted widower has boosted St John’s Hospice Appeal funds after holding a garden party.

Roger Smith, 50, of Bentley, owner of Fencing 4U, raised a fantastic £366 for the appeal and in the past has also donated cash from his partner Cheryl’s funeral to the Balby-based hospice.

But his generosity does not end there as he has also replaced the hospice garden fencing, fitting it for free, meaning he donated £750 of his time.

Recently Roger organised the garden party for family and friends with help from local businesses and gave thanks to the hospice, for the way the hospice supported Cheryl, who died after a year-long battle with cervical cancer.

Roger said: “When Cheryl was in the hospice the staff were so good. I keep wanting to do something to help. All of the staff are brilliant.”