VIDEO: MP Rosie gets on bike to launch Mile of Coins fundraiser

Doncaster MP Rosie Winterton has kick-started a huge fundraising campaign to help Doncaster’s St John’s Hospice.

She jumped aboard an exercise bike on the day the Tour de France got underway in Yorkshire to cycle a mile and set the ball rolling on a huge fundraising drive.

Rosie Winterton launches the Mile of Coins appeal.

Rosie Winterton launches the Mile of Coins appeal.

Doncaster Cancer Detection launched its annual Mile of Coins appeal in the Frenchgate Centre in a bid to raise another £1 million to develop cancer treatment at St John’s Hospice and Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The Doncaster Central MP was at the official launch of the popular fundraiser that will run until July 13.

The trust’s last major fundraising success - in conjunction with Free Press readers -was to buy a scanner for DRI.

The Mile of Coins fundraiser is located on the upper mall of the Frenchgate Centre.

Members of Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust are urging shoppers to donate their loose change to swell the appeal.

Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust was launched in 1972 to purchase first line equipment to diagnose and treat cancer for Doncaster residents.

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