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Santa Safari

4 December 2013

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Rovers’ official charity held their inaugural Santa Safari at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park last on Sunday 1st December.

This event organised by Doncaster Mum Joanne Hobson and her partner Andy Frodsham, saw over one hundred Santas and children in red noses and antlers on a Christmas treasure hunt around the park including going through Lemur Woods.

 This inaugural event was raising funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice where Joanne’s son Liam was a regular visitor before sadly passing away in May this year, just two days after his 12th birthday.

Balby resident Joanne says: “Liam turned all aspects of his treatment into positives and his determination to make the best of a bad situation made Liam an inspiration to us all.


“Taking part in the Santa Safari will help increase the profile of this amazing charity and also raise much needed funds that Bluebell Wood will then use to help other children suffering from debilitating illnesses, just as they helped Liam.”

On completing the course all the children got a selection box from Meerkat Santa. Rovers helped out at the event with the Communications Department Press Officer Steve Uttley doing the official photos for the safari.

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