Doncaster Rovers had a number of special guests at yesterdays FA Cup matchOn Thursday 5th November, a group of special needs children in Doncaster had to cancel their rehearsals for a theatre project after being terrified by a gang throwing fireworks in their direction.
Police were called out to deal with the gang who were in the street throwing fireworks.
Chief executive of the Black Cat Theatre Group, Andrew Evans, said: “It was like a war zone. I have never seen anything like this in Doncaster, and I’m born and bred here,” he said.
Following the incident and hearing how some of the children couldn’t go to school the next day due to being so affected by the attack, Communications Manager Ryan Murrant contacted Andy Evans to invite the children to Rovers FA Cup match against Stalybridge Celtic.
“We approached the group after we read the horrific story and invited the 30 members to the game yesterday as our guests,” said Murrant.
“As a community club this is what we are about. If we can help turn a sour situation into one where people come here and can enjoy a game then great. We sat the group in our Family Area where they met Donny Dog and joined in the fun and games that take place on a matchday. We hope they all had a great day and come back to the Keepmoat again”.
Andrew Evans said he and the children were delighted with their day out at the football, despite him not really following the sport before!
"It was an amazing day," he said.
"It really helped build the moral of the group after the week we had. The staff were incredible and Donny Dog is awesome, what an amazing afternoon! Thank you so much to everyone at Doncaster Rovers."