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READ | VIP experience for David in Random Act of Kindness

8 October 2018

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Rotherham United were delighted to welcome David Kay and son Darren to our recent fixture against Bristol City as part of our match day Random Act Of Kindness initiative.

David, Darren and step brother Gavin travelled to Wembley to watch the Millers in the Play-off Final, only for David to fall ill in his seat and collapse. Darren stayed with his dad David as Gavin sought the assistance of the Wembley medical team.

David, a lifelong Rotherham fan and season ticket holder, was rushed to hospital as 15 years prior he underwent surgery for a quadruple heart bypass. With the Millers digging deep on the pitch, David without doubt put in the best performance off it and we are delighted to report he is now in good health and back watching his beloved Rotherham United.

Upon hearing the news from David’s daughter-in-law Zoe, Rotherham United Head Of Supporter Services John Bird wanted to ensure the match day that the group attended was memorable for the right reasons. Millers legends John Breckin and Ronnie Moore visited David in hospital when he had the quadruple heart bypass 15 years ago and Manager Paul Warne was keen to meet David and Darren, both of whom were invited to into the home dressing room and watched the warm up from the dugouts ahead of the recent clash with the Robins.

True to form, super fan David explained that the first question he asked upon regaining consciousness was the final score in the Wembley showdown, much to the amusement and amazement of the management team and squad. Everyone at the club is delighted David is back at AESSEAL New York Stadium and has made such a speedy recovery.

The Millers randomly select supporters at our home games where we offer free behind the scenes access to Rotherham United or offer lucky supporters the chance to meet some of their heroes.

Rotherham United work closely with our friends at the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) which was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union. To find out more about the work of The PFA please visit


Rotherham United run the Random Act of Kindness initiative at EVERY home game and next time it could be you!

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