Charity And Activists – Women Who Lead

Rachel Butler talks about some amazing charity work and activities currently happening within Doncaster.

Words: Rachel Butler

Photography: Warren Draper, John Fuller and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Charity And Activists

Today, Doncaster Pride is the biggest in South Yorkshire, attracting close to 20,000 revellers each year. Jen Dewsnap has been an active member of the planning team since 2007 and still chairs the event to this day. She’s an activist and mentor and gives Doncaster 200%. We think she deserves an OBE in the not-too-distant future.

Fiona Cahill, Director of The Real JunkFood Project Doncaster and her team are a shining example of grassroots regeneration in our town centre. This pay-as-you-feel cafe run by volunteers has rescued almost 70 tonnes of food from landfill. It’s no wonder they won the NationalIndustry Award for Sustainability in 2017.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park celebrates its 10th Birthday this year. Cheryl Williams, Director of Yorkshire Wildlife Park says what this organisation has built in terms of conservation and welfare of endangered wildlife is nothing short of extraordinary.This great tourist attraction is putting Donny on the national map whilst helping to save the lives of many endangered animals. It’s something we should be incredibly proud of here inDoncaster.

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