On Wednesday night (July 1st) a group of Doncaster Rovers fans and friends organised a ‘sleep out’ in support of the issue of ‘homelessness’ within our local community.
Avid Rovers fan Karen Holloway, along with a team of volunteers organise a weekly ‘drop in’ during the evening hours for those in our local community in the unfortunate position of having no permanent home. Hot drinks, a bite of food, clothing, and a welcoming smile are always on offer from Karen and her friends at the ‘drop in’ service they provide located within the town centre surrounds.
Funded purely from their own pockets along with the occasional donation from others, the volunteers look for fundraising ideas which can help to fund the ongoing service which they are keen to provide.
Their latest venture, sleeping outdoors for a night in cardboard boxes, required a suitable location which they could use and Doncaster Rovers Football Club had no hesitation in responding to their request to use the grounds surrounding the Keepmoat Stadium.
The event proved to be very successful, and hopefully has helped to draw attention to the plight of those who are homeless, and has engaged more members of the public in wishing to help in whatever way they can.
The club should like to congratulate Karen and her friends, and wish them well in their ongoing voluntary work within the community.