DONCASTER Rovers will be live via satellite when several of the club’s stars head to South America for a charity trek this summer.
A party from the club, including first-teamers Mark Wilson, James Coppinger and James O’Connor, are trekking through the Andes to the peak of Machu Picchu in Peru to raise cash for the NSPCC.
Now they have been boosted with a donation of a satellite phone for their trek which they hope will raise £50,000. It will give them instant access back to Doncaster, in areas which would not usually be accessible for telephones.
KAT Communications, based in the Wright Business Centre, has provided the phone for the group.
Midfielder Mark Wilson said: “This is a great gesture of support from KAT Communications, that will allow us to keep in contact throughout the trek both to the media and to our families.
“We can now give fans daily updates throughout the trek. Also they have allowed us to set up a text-to-donate system, which will help us raise more money to help children who are at risk.”
Anthony Temperton, managing director of KAT Communications, described the group as ‘an inspiration’.