Doncaster Rovers stars get festive for hospital visit

Doncaster Rovers players visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary along with short sponsor Centurion to hand out Christmas presents on the childrens ward. Pictured L-r Donny Dog, Paul Dickov, Rovers manager, Laya Wilkinson, six, patient and Justine Langan, DMBC teaching assistant. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 04-12-14 Rovers DRI MC 1

Doncaster Rovers players visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary along with short sponsor Centurion to hand out Christmas presents on the childrens ward. Pictured L-r Donny Dog, Paul Dickov, Rovers manager, Laya Wilkinson, six, patient and Justine Langan, DMBC teaching assistant. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 04-12-14 Rovers DRI MC 1

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Who wears red and white, and drops off Christmas presents to Doncaster youngsters?

The answer was Doncaster Rovers football stars, as players and manager Paul Dickov visited the Children’s Hospital at Doncaster Royal Infirmary to deliver some festive cheer to poorly youngsters.

Doncaster Rovers players visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary along with short sponsor Centurion to hand out Christmas presents on the childrens ward. Pictured back L-r James Coppinger, player, David Geczi, Centurion Owner, Paul Keegan and Dean Furman, players. Front l-r Donny Dog and Laya Wilkinson, six, patient. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 04-12-14 Rovers DRI MC 3

Doncaster Rovers players visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary along with short sponsor Centurion to hand out Christmas presents on the childrens ward. Pictured back L-r James Coppinger, player, David Geczi, Centurion Owner, Paul Keegan and Dean Furman, players. Front l-r Donny Dog and Laya Wilkinson, six, patient. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 04-12-14 Rovers DRI MC 3

James Coppinger, Paul Keegan and Dean Furman chatted with young fans and dropped off their gifts.

Team manager Paul Dickov said: “There’s a lot of unfortunate people going to be in here over Christmas.

“If we can bring a little bit of happiness, and a smile, by giving some presents out to try and help them out a little bit then it’s massively important.

“I think it’s important we show we appreciate everything we’ve got and give something back.

Doncaster Rovers players visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary along with short sponsor Centurion to hand out Christmas presents on the childrens ward. PIctured L-r Justine Langan, DMBC teaching assistant, players James Coppinger, Paul Keegan, Dean Furman, Laya Wilkinson, six, patient, Pauline Whiteley,DMBC teaching assistant and Daid Geczi, Centurion Owner. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 04-12-14 Rovers DRI MC 2

Doncaster Rovers players visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary along with short sponsor Centurion to hand out Christmas presents on the childrens ward. PIctured L-r Justine Langan, DMBC teaching assistant, players James Coppinger, Paul Keegan, Dean Furman, Laya Wilkinson, six, patient, Pauline Whiteley,DMBC teaching assistant and Daid Geczi, Centurion Owner. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 04-12-14 Rovers DRI MC 2

Justine Langan, a teaching assistant on the children’s ward, was delighted to see the players and officials from Rovers shorts sponsors Centurion Europe on the ward with the presents.

She said: “It’s fantastic to see Doncaster Rovers here again.

“It’s such a stressful time for the parents and it helps give them a bit of relief.

“It’s just wonderful that Centurion and Rovers, who come here every year, show their support for the children and their parents at a very difficult time.

“It’s a very stressful time for the parents but this brings a bit of magic to the ward.”