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Fans for Foodbanks donate almost £1,000 to DN7 foodbanks

26 March 2020

Rovers fan Jim Duffy and his family handed over £988.75 to DN7 foodbank thanks to the contributions of home and away fans who have made the journey to Keepmoat Stadium this season.

Jim Duffy is well known to Rovers fans as he stands outside the Keepmoat Stadium ahead of every home match collecting donations for people who need it as part of the Fans for Foodbanks initiative.

Supporters do not always have food with them when they arrive at the game and choose to make a monetary donation instead. With fans of home and away teams donating throughout the year and donations from elsewhere including Doncaster Driving Centre, and international donations from fans in Canada (£100) and Australia (100 AUD), Jim, his son David and grandson Isaac were able to hand over almost £1,000 to the foodbank.

With the coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on people across Doncaster and the world, the donation comes at an important time.

Jim said: “I’d like to thank everyone – home and away fans - who have donated to the foodbank this season.

“Setting up the foodbank outside the stadium is only a small part of my week, just an hour and a half before a Rovers match, but it’s great to chat with all the fans and the donors who are all helping us to support local people in crisis.”

In December, the club surprised deserving fans such as Jim as part of our 12 Days of Christmas project. Watch the video here.

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