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Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust (DCDT) have teamed up with Frenchgate Shopping Centre to launch its annual festive fundraiser. 


The Memory Tree is set to make a return to the shopping mall this year from Monday 25th November until Friday 20th December. In return for a donation, shoppers will receive one of DCDT's Memory Tokens.

Shoppers can also purchase decorations to take home for their own tree.


All proceeds will go to DCDT's current campaign 'GIVING PROSTATE CANCER THE BOOT'. 


DCDT is raising £150,000 to purchase a new biopsy machine for DRI. The new machine will improve diagnosis and treatment of Prostate Cancer, making it quicker, more accurate and less invasive for patients 


DCDT was launched in 1972 and the charity has donated more than 80 pieces of equipment to Doncaster Hospitals. Unlike other charities, the members and management team are all volunteers.


The Memory Tree has been a regular festive fixture at Frenchgate for many years and is always well supported by the local community. 


This year’s campaign will be officially launched by Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones. 


Karen Staniforth, assistant general manager at Frenchgate, said: “We love hosting The Memory Tree at Frenchgate and are delighted to have supported the charity for over 25 years. 


“It’s a lovely way to remember your loved ones during the festive period, while donating to DCDT – a charity that is close to all of our hearts here at Frenchgate.”


The Memory Tree is located outside Boots at Frenchgate and will be manned by DCDT volunteers Monday–Saturday, 10am – 3pm, until 20 December. 

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