January 2016 Update
Dates for upcoming events in 2016 are now available on the Events page. With the Doncaster Business Showcase at Doncaster Racecourse being the first entry in our 2016 diary, so come along and talk to us on Thursday 25th February 2016 between 10am and 4pm.
For some of our upcoming events we would welcome any gifts for use in Tombola's, if you can help please contact Margaret Herbert on 01302 881299.
The Friends would like to apologise to members for the delays with membership letters and cards. This has been due to the sudden departure of our Membership Secretary to another part of the Country. However this position has now, very kindly, been taken over by a very competent lady who will shortly be making contact.
The Friends of the Grand and the Doncaster Grand Theatre Trust are still very much in pursuit of the theatre and receive endless requests to get the theatre open again, especially as the London theatre companies are now branching out with their companies to towns and cities away from London. The Grand will, we are told by our Consultant, seat 900/1000 - it previously seated 1,300. Also it is town centre, there are, 1,700 car parking spaces over the Frenchgate with 24 hr security and it adjoins the Interchange.
As many of us have to go to Leeds, Sheffield, and Bradford to see the big shows, we spend the day there, spend money there, when we should be doing this in our own town and increasing the footfall of the shopping centre itself. Hopefully the Owners will now begin to realise this.