CEO praises ‘incredible’ reaction from Doncaster Rovers supporters to club’s appeal for assistance
Chief executive Gavin Baldwin has labelled Doncaster Rovers fans ‘special’ for the manner in which they have responded to the club’s appeal for help.
This week saw the launch of the ‘In Rovers Supporters We Trust’ scheme as the club announced its refund options for tickets bought for matches that will now not take place due to the curtailment of the season.
Baldwin appealed to supporters to consider taking up options to donate the money due back to the club in order to help safeguard its future in the wake of Covid-19.
And he says the response from fans has been overwhelming.
“The response has shown us, once again, how special Doncaster Rovers fans are,” Baldwin said.
“The messages that the box office have received, the reaction we have seen on social media, and the actions of our supporters have been incredible.
“This is a difficult and unprecedented time not just for our club or football but for the whole world - the way our staff, players and now fans have pulled together and supported one another has been extraordinary.
“Receiving emails with the heading ‘donation’ and seeing support flood our social media channels has made many around the club emotional.
“We cannot thank the supporters enough for their continued support at this time.
“We completely understand that not everyone is in a position to convert their refund into a donation but wish to thank all those who have and also those who haven’t been able to but have provided their sincerest thoughts.
“Everyone’s support is genuinely appreciated by all at the club.”