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Ray Dunning Charity Game

18 August 2014

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Gaffer to lead the line...and tributes in memorial match.

Paul Dickov will don his boots on Sunday 24th August 2014 (3pm) for charity when Doncaster Rovers Supporters play the second leg of their charity fixture against Leicester City Supporters.

The Rovers manager has thrown his weight behind the cause and called on fans in the local area to do likewise by attending the fixture.

An alliance between two football clubs was born as a result of the death of loyal Rovers fan Ray Dunning who passed away on the final day of the season while watching his side at the Foxes’ King Power Stadium.

All proceeds from the event go to the Ray Dunning Scholarship Fund, set up by his wife Ange Dunning in the aftermath of the tragic events in May.

Mrs. Dunning said, “The fund is to assist children between the ages of 5 years and 10 years in becoming involved in organised FA approved football with local teams, by means of providing kit. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for their continuing support in this venture: D.R.F.C, Team Doncaster, Steve Uttley, Shaun Lockwood and Liam Scully.

“A special thank you and my upmost gratitude has to be given to all players, and staff of both teams, for without their continued help and support, none of this would have been possible.

“My heartfelt thanks also goes to my two daughters Abbie and Lauren for their help, patience and understanding in this venture and Mick Pidcock.”

The first leg took place at Quorn FC, where the City fans ran out 9-0 winners, but in truth the result paled in to insignificance as the real beneficiaries from the kindness of both sets of players were the charities – namely Glenfield Heart Unit – who received a cheque for £2000.

This figure was a culmination of monies from Alliance wristband sales, charity auctions, donations and tickets sales.

Tickets for the game are priced £5 for adults and £1 for juniors and are available from the TICKET OFFICE.

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