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Club Doncaster in the community

5 March 2021

As the UK vaccination programme ramps up, Club Doncaster is continuing to do its bit to keep the borough safe.

Not only is the Keepmoat Stadium one of several designated vaccination sites around Doncaster, it also serves as a place where people can get pre-operation blood tests and COVID tests to help keep our NHS working for people who need it most.

But Club Doncaster is about far more than its buildings and staff have been volunteering their time to help make the vaccination process around Doncaster as quick and simple as possible.

Club Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “Club Doncaster and Doncaster Rovers prides itself on being a club at the heart of our community and it has been a real honour working so closely with the amazing NHS staff in helping to roll out this life-changing vaccination programme.

"As well as offering support to the NHS workers who are administering the vaccinations, many of our staff have been volunteering their spare time to help where they can. What’s evident from the work we are doing here at Club Doncaster is the importance of pulling together as a community and the positive impact this has on people’s lives.”

Head of people and culture at Club Doncaster Kirsty Cavanagh has been helping to head up the staff volunteering efforts as well as volunteering herself.

She added: “I was overwhelmed by the number of staff and people from the local area who have volunteered their time to help with the testing and vaccinations being carried out at the stadium.

“Some of our staff members are now finding themselves undertaking very different roles to help in the fight against coronavirus – there are stewards who are now helping with testing, and admin staff offering support to elderly people coming to the stadium for their vaccinations.

“With each person who comes to get vaccinated here, it creates a feeling of hope among the volunteers.”

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