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Belles players hand out Christmas gifts at hospital

18 December 2019

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Belles players Emily Burgin and Tori Thomas joined players from Rovers and the Dons to hand out Christmas presents to poorly local children at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.


GALLERY | Emily Burgin and Tori Thomas ' Christmas visit to Doncaster Royal Infirmary

18 December 2019
The annual Club Doncaster Christmas visit took place on Monday, with players from all three of the organisation's teams visiting the women's and children's ward.
Emily said: "It was really special to go with Tori and the lads to the hospital, these kids were going through some tough times and hopefully seeing us helped put a smile on their faces. It was really inspiring to hear how brave they are all being.
"This is a time of the year for family and it is easy to get caught up in your own lives, visits like this are a reminder of the tough situations some people have. All the staff do an incredible job looking after everyone in sometimes challenging situations.
"It is the first time the Belles have been able to be part of one of these visits, a benefit of being part of the Club Doncaster family. Hopefully some of the little girls will be inspired to get out and kick a football around once they’re better and can go on to become Belles of the future."
The Belles pair were joined by Rovers players Ben Whiteman, Reece James and Donervon Daniels, as well as Jason Tali and Kieron Lawton from the Dons.
Hospital school teacher Claire Riley added: “It’s a time of year where it’s so hard for parents and children, being in hospital, so they really do appreciate having the visit.
“It brightens up what can be a really stressful time so we really appreciate it. They’ve been coming for some years now and every year it’s lovely to see the children so happy.
“It takes their minds off what is happening and it’s the same with the parents too, even if they’ve got young babies it brightens up their day too.
“We really appreciate everything that Club Doncaster has done over the past few years in coming and visiting us at Christmas."
The players handed out gifts donated by Club Doncaster's Official Partners at a recent networking event held at Doncaster Racecourse.
They also handed over a signed Rovers shirt donated by Official Partner Eric Twigg Foods. For more details about becoming a Club Doncaster Official Partner call 01302 764665 or email

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