In its first year of running ‘The Crown Hotel Bawtry Doncaster Business Cup’ back in 2011, it started out being the first charity event to be hosted at the Keepmoat Stadium. On its outcome of the first match, the score settled at a magnificent 7 – 1 to Team Plant against Team Rogers. Which meant that Team Plant was the first team to hold the Doncaster Business Cup. In response to the excellent outcome of the day, it was decided that the event will be hosted every year to help support charities.
In 2012, the same event happened again, supporting the chosen charities and the game between the two teams. Except this time, it wasn't Plants team that won the Doncaster Business Cup. It was team Rogers that won the second year of the Doncaster Business Cup with the score ending at 2 - 1 to Team Rogers.
In 2013, its third year of running, the charity event raised funds for other charities including the ‘South Yorkshire Community Foundation’ and ‘Doncaster Rovers Foundation’. On the third match of the charity event, team Plant managed to grab the win with an outstanding 3 – 1 against team Rogers.
It’s a Cancer Awareness and Support Organisation which supports funding towards maintaining the Firefly Express vehicle which provides free shuttle transport service for patients undergoing cancer treatments at the regional cancer centres. The vehicle was provided by Fil Adams Mercer through the Channel 4 Secret Millionaire and also purchased another Vehicle in 2012 which was made possible by the Diamond Jubilee grant which was provided by West Yorkshire Freemasons.
Club Doncaster Foundation, formerly Doncaster Rovers Foundation, is a non-profit, self funding registered charity that has achieved over 30 years of inspiring positive change, participation in sport, physical activity and education within the Doncaster Borough and internationally. We utilise the social reach of the professional sports clubs and community stadium to challenge lifelong habits, inspire positive change and motivate sustained participation in sport, physical activity, training and education.