Club Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin has thanked the supporters’ club and supporters’ club Retford Branch for their donations which will help the club continue to top up the 20% pay gap left by the government’s furlough scheme.
Staff and players from across the Club Doncaster family have been placed on furlough in order to protect jobs and the business in the long-term, but Club Doncaster has committed to ensuring staff receive 100% of their wages for as long as possible. A donation of £4,000 from the Retford branch and £5,000 from the supporters club will help the club fulfil this commitment.
“I’d like to thank both the supporters club and the Retford branch for their generous donations,” said Gavin.
“This is an extremely difficult time for everyone but we have tried to make things easier for our staff by providing the peace of mind that they will receive their pay in full. With little money coming into the business at the moment, this has not proved a simple task but this donation will really help us.
“While long-term we will be earmarking the £9,000 as additional expenditure we can use on the training ground for when the players return, in the short- term this money really helps our immediate cash flow problems and helps keep people in jobs.
“Supporters can also support the club by playing the Club Doncaster Lottery each week, by bidding on the Club Doncaster Auction or – if they can – purchasing Season Memberships for next season. We understand that money is a worry for many of our fans at this time, but even something as simple as sitting down in the afternoon and watching videos on the official Rovers YouTube channel can help generate money for the club.
“I’d like to thank all of our fans for their support during this time and everyone at Club Doncaster looks forward to welcoming everyone back once it is safe to do so.”