Could you join Rovers manager Darren Moore in volunteering for b:friend? All it takes is a ten-minute phone call to make someone’s day.
b:friend is a Doncaster-based charity working to end loneliness and social isolation. With elderly and vulnerable being asked to socially distance themselves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this challenge is bigger than ever. However a simple phone call can be massive to someone who is on their own.
b:friend believe that no one should have no one and here is how you can help:
Step 1: tell b:friend about you - bit.ly/letsbfriend
Step 2: submit your details for a DBS background check - http://bit.ly/bfriend-dbs
Step 3: schedule a video call with the b:friend team to check three forms of ID (here's what they need > http://bit.ly/id-docs)
Step 4: start befriending – b:friend have got some legends that need your support!
If you have any queries, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07523 698530
Darren said: “It’s really rewarding making these phone calls. I’ve been able to talk to some great people – all football fans who are living in Doncaster and who are missing sport at the moment.
“Some of them have family who are NHS staff so can’t see them and others are isolated due to their age and medical conditions. It’s a privilege for me as the manager of Doncaster Rovers to be able to speak to the fans who need our support the most at the moment.
“I’d recommend signing up to b:friend to anyone. A phone call to people who are living alone can mean really mean a lot!”