Rovers duo Danny Graham and Richie Smallwood visited the school of a nine-year-old boy who fell through a factory roof to discuss the importance of safety. Leon Langford recovers in hospital after sustaining a head injury after the incident in business premises on Rockfield Street. Headteacher Paul Haythornthwaite, a Rover’s seasonal ticketholder, gave an update on the condition of Longshaw Community Junior school students, with the young who faces a long way to recovery.
The children were shown footage of Winter Olympic Steve Bradbury, who fought back from three serious injuries to demand speed skating in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City. The collection, led by the Rovers Community Trust, emphasized the importance of never giving in and turning the focus from ‘I cannot’ to ‘I cannot yet’. Grateful for the support from Rovers, the main teacher said: “I would like to thank them for showing their supporters. It will be a long time before Leon is ready to come and see us, but he has to show very resilience.”