Club Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin has thanked the supporters’ club and supporters’ club Retford Branch for their donations which will be used across the club and Foundation.
Some monies donated will be put towards supporting improved fan offerings on matchday at the Keepmoat Stadium with a particular focus on the Belle Vue Bar and the family area.
Gavin said: “I’d like to thank both the supporters club and the Retford branch for their generous contribution.
“This money will be going towards a Football Foundation project at the stadium supporting activities that help engage the club in the wider community, while also developing our fan park offering and our family area activities.
“We understand that attending a match at the Keepmoat Stadium is much more than 90 minutes of football and this will allow us to focus on the full supporter experience. These projects will help to create future fans.”
“I’d like to thank all of our fans for their support throughout the past 18 months. The generosity shown by supporters throughout the pandemic has meant so much to everyone at the club.”
A second donation from the supporters’ club has been ringfenced to ensure the club – in conjunction with the Club Doncaster Foundation – continues to be an industry leader when it comes to community engagement.
Gavin added: “This specific donation will allow us to go the extra mile and keep leading the way with innovative community engagement activities.
“As a football club and a Foundation, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of community engagement and acting as force for good across the borough while breaking down barriers to sport and football. The supporters club have recognised the importance of this and are doing their bit to support.
Foundation chief executive officer John Davis added: “On behalf of the Foundation, we want to thank the Supporters Club for their continued support at this challenging time.
“This donation will be utilised to improve the lives of people across the borough via our existing provisions including our popular health and wellbeing provision, schools outreach work and our tackling loneliness programmes.”