Fundraising match in memory of Roger

Two groups of football fans came together to help raise money in memory of a Desborough man who died while watching his beloved Leicester City earlier this year.

Roger Evans was 70 years old when he collapsed during a match between the Foxes and Brighton earlier this year.

On Sunday, groups of fans from Leicester City and Doncaster Rovers met at Quorn, near Loughborough, where they played a charity match which helped raise more than £2,000.

The money is being given to the heart unit at Glenfield Hospital near Leicester.

Mr Evans’ partner Dawn Dix chose to support the heart unit.

Doncaster Rovers fans had taken part in the charity match as one of their club’s followers, Ray Dunning, 42, had also collapsed and died at the King Power Stadium just a few weeks after Mr Evans.

A return fixture, to be played at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium, is taking place on Sunday, August 24, and will raise money for the Ray Dunning Scholarship Fund, which aims to provide kit and equipment for junior football teams in the Doncaster area.

A Facebook group, called Leicester City v Doncaster Rovers Fans Alliance Charity Match, has been set up to help promote the match and future events.