Fejiri Okenabirhie has taken part in an EFL wide push to #DoOneThing this World Mental Health Day.
The striker visited participants of the Club Doncaster Foundation’s Tackling Loneliness project and had a chat, played some table football and handed out tickets to Rovers next home match against Wycombe Wanderers.
The project began during lockdown with the Foundation delivering hundreds of hampers to people who were isolating. They also made phone calls and provided stay-at-home fitness routines.
Now that the country is opening up post-lockdown, the participants are finally getting to meet up in person with walks around the lake near the stadium and bingo sessions in the Foundation Fitness hub.
Tackling Loneliness project lead Scott Beresford said: “This part of the Tackling Loneliness project has been growing week by week.
“When we started, we only had four or five people but now we’re up to twenty and the numbers are growing all the time as people become more and more confident about leaving their homes.
“This project helps people with their mental and physical well-being by providing a bit of exercise with the walk, and some socializing with the bingo.
“It was great to have Fejiri along to support the project too – I know his presence meant a lot to our participants.”
Okenabirhie added: “It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do a visit like this and it’s so nice to be able to meet up with people from the community and talk to fans.
“The project is great – just like football, it’s bringing everyone together and it’s great to see everyone smiling and having a great time.”