Fans raise £2,000 for charity in memory of Luey

Great night: Rovers stars Billy Sharp, George Friend and Martin Woods at the race night at Sprotbrough Country Club

Great night: Rovers stars Billy Sharp, George Friend and Martin Woods at the race night at Sprotbrough Country Club

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TWO Doncaster Rovers fans helped raise £2,000 in a charity fundraising night this week in memory of striker Billy Sharp’s two-day-old son Luey, who passed away in October.

Dave Glover and Lee Mortimer organised a racenight, held at Sprotbrough Country Club on Wednesday, in support of the former Sheffield United player. All proceeds will go to The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation and The Multiple Sclerosis centre in South Yorkshire. Sharp was treated at the centre following his injury on the opening day of the season at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Sharp attended the event, along with his partner Jade and Rovers team mates George Friend, Gary Woods and Martin Woods. To raise extra funds, an auction was staged and the items sold included a signed photograph of when Larry Holmes defeated boxing great Muhammad Ali. Sharp brought in his footballing boots and they fetched in £350.

Glover told The Star: “We decided in light of the sad loss of Billy Sharp’s son, Luey, that we would run a charity fundraising night to show him and Jade that the community were thinking of them at this sad time.

“Everyone enjoyed the evening. It was such a huge success that we aim to another in the New Year.”