Doncaster Business for the Community held its first presentation night at The Crown Hotel on 23rd November to benefit local organisations.
The newly formed Charitable Company, established earlier this year by representatives of local businesses to benefit the communities of Doncaster, raised funds through a number of events incuding the 20-20 Charity Cricket match and family fun day at Doncaster Town Cricket Club in September.
The first beneficiaries were the 58th Cantley Scout Group (£2000) and local cancer charity Aurora (£500).
Chair of DB4C, Tim Shaw said: “We are delighted to have moved from ideas about helping Doncaster’s Communities to delivering direct help.”
Founding member Nigel Tomlinson added: “We are so fortunate to have such an enthusiastic group of individuals who want this venture to succeed for the benefit of local community causes. Our business partners, particularly Westfield Health, have been so positive in supporting our initiatives. We have an active plan for the whole of next year starting with our recently launched Five-a-Side Shield taking place at the Dome on the 7th February 2018”.