Doncaster Rovers will donate £10 from every 2020/21 home shirt sold between September 11 and Christmas to Gemma Lee, the wife of former Rovers captain Graeme Lee.
Gemma was diagnosed with grade four glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumour in January 2019, the tumour is very rare and deemed inoperable and standard of care treatment hasn’t been as effective as they would have hoped. Gemma’s initial prognosis was 12 months, so Graeme, Gemma and their family sought alternative trial treatments privately.
A trial drug in Germany has given Gemma her first stable scan results since the diagnosis. Unfortunately, their medical bills exceed £5,000 per month.
The club together with their technical kit partners Elite Pro Sport have stepped in to contribute towards Gemma’s treatment.
Shaun Lockwood, group head of marketing and communications said: “Graeme is and always will be a valued member of the Rovers family, so when we heard of his families devastating news, we got in contact with Graeme to see how we could help.
“Working together with Elite Pro Sports we have agreed to donate £10 from each home shirt sold to Gemma’s treatment to help them through this very difficult period.”
Gemma Lee said: “This is a wonderful gesture we are unbelievably grateful; we are literally buying time and each and every moment I get to spend with Graeme and our two young children is invaluable”
You can purchase the new 2020/21 home shirt either online HERE or at the new club store based in the Frenchgate which opens its doors at 10.00am on September 11.
Should you wish to contribute Gemma’s crowdfunding page separately you can do so HERE.
You can also keep up-to-date with Gemma by reading her blog at www.Gemmalee365.com.
Terms and Conditions
- £10 from each full priced Adult Home Shirt sale will be donated
- No vouchers will be able to be used in conjunction with the £10 donation