Pop icon Louis Tomlinson's lockdown message to Doncaster
Pop heartthrob Louis Tomlinson has put out a Covid-19 message of support for residents of his home town of Doncaster.
The One Direction star has recorded a video on social media in which he pays tribute to the town and its community spirit, and urges people to look after each other during lockdown.
He also calls on people to help out in any volunteering roles if they are able to.
Wearing a red Doncaster Rovers baseball cap, the singer, who recently had to postpone European tour dates due to the current crisis, said: “First of all I want to say that I’m thinking of all of you in my home town of Doncaster. I wanted to send you a personal message to wish you all well in this terrible time.
“I hope you’re looking after yourselves, and each other, and staying at home. So please stay well, keep safe and listen to the advice. Click on Covid Doncaster on social media, there’s loads of good information on there to help us through all of this. Please be patient, be kind and take care of each other.
“Doncaster is known for its community spirit Yorkshire grit and determination and it’s been great to see so much of that during this tough time. With more weeks in lockdown it’s even more important than ever that we keep this spirit going and rally round to support the most vulnerable.
“More volunteers are needed to support local people from answering phones to delivering food parcels and I know the good people of Doncaster will answer this call to help others. If you can volunteer any time then please call 01302 965459 or if you’ve been inspired by our amazing social care heroes and think you have what it takes to join them, there are also paid jobs available with full training provided. Call 01302 735556.
“Whatever you can do would be gratefully appreciated. I’m thinking of you all, Doncaster, sending you loads of love.”