The DRSG today have backed two charities for the Doncaster Rovers Official Charity of the Year 2015. Both Charities selected below meet the criteria of being extremely active within the Doncaster Borough and their work is respected and known by most, if not all DRFC fans.
The Eve Merton Dreams Trust
Who we are?
The Eve Merton Dreams Trust was set up in 2011 by Martin Lawrence and Clynton Johnson. It is a non profit organisation that donates the money it raises to help create a dream for a terminally or seriously ill cancer patient in the Doncaster area.
Why do we exist?
We exist after the unfortunate passing of Martin’s mother to cancer in January 2011 and are jointly dedicated to help make a difference to raising awareness and funds.
What are our intentions?
Our intentions are to raise money via generous donations and a number of organised events, ideally while encouraging healthy activities. The money raised from these sources will then be allocated out in grants to a number of Doncaster’s serious and terminally ill Cancer patients. This will be done through a request system within the site and help as many Doncaster people as we can. We aim to help these patients by funding essential illness related materials, granting a wish or hopefully fulfilling a Dream
For more information on the Eve Merton Dreams Trust visit the Website here: http://www.evestrust.co.uk/
The Ray Dunning Scholarship Fund
Rover’s fans came together by the tragic passing of Ray Dunning at Leicester on the 3rd of May this year. Ray died doing something he loved, supporting the Rovers. The amazing spirit of Ray lives on through his wife, Ange Dunning who has been instrumental in setting up the Ray Dunning Scholarship Fund with its aim to provide football kit to children aged between 5 and 10, who share a passion for playing the beautiful game but cannot afford the financial burden that goes with it. Along side we have seen the setting up of Team 23 which really encapsulates the DRFC spirit. A team of like minded individuals who have come together to raise awareness to the Foundation, building life long friendships with Leicester fans, where the fateful event took place and most importantly, keeping the spirit of Ray Dunning alive through ensuring those who want to play football can
Please give these charities all your backing and donate as much as you feel you can – i really does make a difference to peoples lives.
Want to nominate a charity to be the Clubs Official Charity Partner for 2015? Send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org that the Charity has a Registered Number associated with it.
Closing for nominations is the 5th December 2014.