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Aurora were left as happy as Doncaster Rovers Belles following their 2-1 victory over Lincoln Ladies at the Keepmoat Stadium last week when the charity received a cheque for £5,000.
Peter Bradley, Campaign Manager from Aurora, said: "To my absolute amazement, being presented with the cheque for £5k was phenomenal.
"Days like this do not come along for our charity - this really is an exceptional gesture and really not the norm.
"Prior to the game I was presented with a cheque by the sponsors and organisers of the Doncaster Business Cup. I was absolutely delighted to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity. Aurora being a small community charity, cheques of this amount are the exception rather than the rule, but we are extremely grateful to Alan Smart, David Plant, Gary Rogers and all the sponsors and businesses who made this happen and gave tremendous support to our charity.
"To have the Aurora name associated with the Doncaster Belles and the Doncaster Business Cup and of course all of the companies who played in the event raises the profile of the charity enormously. It also gives us credibility with other companies who may be looking to adopt and support a charity for a year.
"To be the chosen charity by the Belles and The Doncaster Business Cup on the Keepmoat Double header on Saturday 23rd June was tremendous. "
Doncaster Rovers Belles entertained Liverpool Ladies but went down 2-0 on the day. That was followed by The Ramada Encore sponsored Doncaster Business Cup with Team Rogers edging out Team Plant 2-1 on what was a very competitive football game for the Business Community of Doncaster. Broadcasters ESPN fully supported the family fun day, featuring Aurora and the day's events for their community program and even staying on after the Belles game to film the action from the Business Cup.
Lisa Sutcliffe and Emma Smith from The Ramada, Susan Jubb, Paula Wigglesworth from The Crown Hotel and Need More Clicks all sponsored the event, individual teams and man of the match on the day.
Peter and Aurora were guests of honour at the Family Fun Day on 23rd June with 600 fans showing up and supporting the event. Peter also attended the recent Belles-Lincoln game, bringing more luck this time as the Belles ran out 2-1 winners.
General Business Manager for the Belles, Alan Smart commented: "To help a local charity is really what the Belles clubbing together with Doncaster Businesses was all about. When you see local cancer sufferers benefitting from health and wellbeing treatments locally, how can you not want to support such a cause.
"The local businesses digging deep to support the charity and playing football on the Keepmoat after the Belles game shows how real partnerships can benefit local charities. We all know someone or their families who have been touched by Cancer - and this is our way of recognising Aurora's value in the the community."
Emma from the Ramada, David Plant and Gary Rogers all echoed Alan's sentiments and added: "It's about doing something rather than just sitting back and letting others raise money and awareness of this fabulous charity."
Photo - Susan Jubb, Gary Rogers, Peter Bradley, John Buckley, David Plant and Paul Wigglesworth present Peter with the cheque (Alan Smart).
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