Doncaster Rovers Football Club is pleased to announce the opening of the Keepmoat Stadium Memorial Garden, a final resting place for those supporters of the club who may wish to have their ashes laid within the grounds of their beloved football club.
The garden, originally funded and constructed through the generosity of Keepmoat Plc, will now be further developed and maintained by Doncaster Rovers, providing a very personal and special service to the families of departed loved ones who devoted many years of their lives to the support of their home town football team.
Upon request, the club can give permission for the ashes of a loved one to be laid to rest in the garden, with a commemorative, personalised plaque fixed in place.
The family members of the late Harry Wild, a devoted supporter of the club since 1948, have been the first to avail themselves of this opportunity, fulfilling Harry’s wishes to be laid to rest ‘within the sound of the roar of the crowd’. Family and friends attended a service of Laying of Ashes on Friday 26th October in the Memorial Garden, and have expressed their delight at being able to carry out the final wish of the late Harry.
The garden contains some soil from the pitch at the old Belle Vue ground, the venue where Harry and many current Rovers’ fans spent so much time following the club. The old and the new are therefore combined in the Memorial Garden, and the club will be happy to consider enquiries from families wishing to know more about the availability of this special facility.
For further details please contact the club on 01302 764664.