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Hospital visit

22 December 2016

Doncaster Rovers players handed out presents in the children’s ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary as part of their annual Christmas visit.

Andy Butler, Tommy Rowe, Andy Williams, Mathieu Baudry visited the hospital before Christmas.

The players handed out presents which were bought after a collection from Rovers’ staff, while the players made a further donation.

This money will be used to buy a light desk which is particularly useful for children with special needs, but will be used by all children on the wards.

Club captain Butler said: “The players look forward to this visit above any other in the year, as they get to meet some truly inspirational young people.

“It’s great to see the smiles on their faces and we hope to be back before too long in the New Year to see how everyone is doing.”

The Rovers players were joined by Doncaster Rugby League prop Connor Scott and chief executive Carl Hall.

Lesley Musk, senior sister at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals commented: “On behalf of the Trust I’d like to say a huge thank you to Doncaster Rovers for their generosity and taking time out of their busy schedule to visit the Hospital School and children’s wards. 

“It’s a lovely thing to do, especially when children are in hospital over the Christmas period, they miss out on what’s happening in school and parties, so when the players come in it’s such a special experience for them – providing a much needed boost when they are poorly at Christmas.”

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