In order to improve the level of support the Club can provide to charitable organisations, Doncaster Rovers are reviewing their charity strategy.
As part of this strategy the club are reviewing whether to continue with NSPCC as the Club’s Official Charity Partner, or change and pledge its support to another organisation.
The club have shortlisted two charity partners for the 2012.13 season and now want Doncaster Rovers fans to vote for their preferred choice. The two charity partners have been selected as the club feel they match their own identity as being able to support families in Doncaster.
As part of the new Charity partnership half the funds raised through the partnership will go to the Doncaster Rovers own charity, Doncaster Rovers Community Sports & Education Foundation. The money received by the Foundation will then be spent on working with local school children and disadvantaged people in Doncaster.
In addition to the Official Charity Partner, Doncaster Rovers are also looking at adopting a minimum of five other charities who will be supported as “Associate Charity Partners”. Associate Charity Partners will have opportunity to use their link with Doncaster Rovers to raise funds throughout the course of the season through raffling of merchandise, selling tickets for matches and through other activities. Each year one of the five
Associate Charity Partner places will be given to The Football League’s Official Charity Partner, which for the 2012.13 season is The Prostate Cancer Charity.
Doncaster Rovers would now like fans to vote for their Official Charity Partner and recommend a further charity to be an Associate Charity Partner. The club will then review the answers we receive and announce the charities who will receive our official support in August.
Please vote for who you think should be the Club’s Official Charity Partner
1. Bluebell Wood
Doncaster Rovers have a growing relationship with Bluebell Wood, a Children’s Hospice Charity. Unlike other Hospices, Children’s Hospices receive less external funding than other Hospices and so the funds raised through charity partnerships are of major importance for the charity’s survival. Funds raised for the charity will not just support children in Doncaster but the rest of South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Nottinghamshire.
The NSPCC have been the club’s official charity partner for over three years, during those years thousands of pounds have been raised for local children in Doncaster. The club have also raised the awareness of the charity and helped support new schemes they have undertaken in schools, giving children every opportunity to report any abuse.
Please list an organisation who you feel the Club should adopt as an Associate Charity Partner (note: you can list one of the organisations above that you may not have voted for)
Please e-mail your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org