£1,000 has been donated to Bluebell Wood thanks to a raffle held by Doncaster Rovers. Supporters entered the raffle in order to win a Doncaster Rovers sofa made by KC sofas.
The raffle had raised £768 when the winner – Kevin Baker – was drawn. Kevin and his company Red Viking Rail decided to generously top the money up to £1,000 in order to better support the children’s hospice which covers Doncaster as well as Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, parts of Lincoln and north Nottinghamshire.
The cheque was presented to the charity by Matty Blair ahead of Rovers match vs Peterborough United and on Tuesday October 1, Alfie May travelled to the hospice to have a look around and to meet some of the residents. He also surprised some of the children with tickets to an upcoming Rovers match.
Marketing manager Mark Hughesman said: “We were delighted to facilitate the raffle on behalf of KC Sofas. It was a great idea and meant we could help raise money for a wonderful and important charity - Bluebell Wood.
“We were really pleased with the final total but we have to say a massive thank you to Kevin who generously topped the donation up.
“We visited some of the children at the hospice and had a look around to see what they do. Bluebell Wood are there for parents and families at some of the worst moments a parent can possibly face. They offer incredible support and we’re so pleased to be able to make this donation to them.”
Sally Baker, community fundraising manager at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Doncaster Rovers for their ongoing support and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the raffle.
“We’d also like to say a special thank you to Kevin for his generosity in topping up the money. We hope you enjoy relaxing on your new sofa!
“The visit from Alfie and the complementary tickets to an upcoming game were the icing on the cake. It was a pleasure to show him around and I know our very own superfans Kian, Lily-Mai and Jordan very much enjoyed meeting him.”