Rovers club captain Andy Butler was humbled after joining a number of his team-mates on Club Doncaster’s annual visit to the Children’s Ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
Butler joined John Marquis, Matty Blair, Tommy Rowe and a number of Doncaster Rugby League players in handing out gifts purchased thanks to donations of Club Doncaster staff based at the Keepmoat Stadium. Club Doncaster kit suppliers FBT also donated a number of presents.
Butler said: “It was great but also humbling to be able to spend time on the Children’s Ward. We had the opportunity to meet some amazing children and young people, their families and the staff, and it is humbling to see how something that in so many ways is so simple, has such a big impact in putting smiles on faces.
“So a huge thank you to Jane and the team for the fantastic work they do, for showing us around on the day and making the visit possible.”
Jane Morgan, assistant headteacher at the Trust’s Hospital School, guided the players around the Ward.
She said: “On behalf of the Trust I’d like to say a huge thank you to Doncaster Rovers and Doncaster Rugby League for their generosity and taking time out of their busy schedule to visit the Hospital School and Children’s Wards at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
“It’s such a lovely thing to do, especially when children are in hospital over the Christmas period, they miss out on all the parties and other festivities either at school or at home. Having the players come in is such a special experience – providing them with a much needed boost when they are poorly at Christmas.”
Former Rovers player Richie Wellens brings his Oldham Athletic side to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday, there is still time for you to purchase your tickets for the highly-anticipated Sky Bet League One clash now from tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.