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raised of £2,500 target by 56 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,020 to help Clare and James following the passing of Richard Bailey

    Funded on Thursday, 4th August 2022

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    Richard Bailey dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the club he loved and was Doncaster Rovers through and through.

    His shock death at the age of 54 has prompted tributes from fans, players both past and present and supporters are hoping to raise money for his widow Clare, who also works for Doncaster Rovers and his son James.

    Richard was passionate about Doncaster Rovers and a familiar face to supporters, both at Belle Vue and the Keepmoat Stadium, and held a number of roles during his long association with the club.

    He began working in Doncaster Rovers’ Football in the Community in the early 1990s, initially as a community coach in schools.
    He progressed through the ranks to become a community officer, overseeing the schools programme while Football in the Community evolved into the Foundation.He played a key role in establishing girls football within the club’s community programme alongside Eric Randers on. Latterly, Richard held the title of health and wellbeing officer within the Foundation.

    He continued to work for the club as an ambassador, guiding group experiences and, in particular, matchday mascots, for whom he provided in-depth tours of the Eco-Power Stadium. As well as working for the club, Richard was a passionate Rovers fan and a recognisable face on away trips.
    Club Doncaster chief operating officer Shaun Lockwood said: "This is a truly sad loss. We have lost one of our own. Richard was a wonderful person and someone who has been synonymous with Doncaster Rovers for more than 30 years. Many fans today will have become supporters due to the wonderful work Richard delivered through Rovers in the community, the Foundation or as a club ambassador. He would always find time and make an effort to make every individual feel special and included. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, as colleagues and supporters alike share our condolences."

    Please donate, if you are able to, in Richard's memory and to help his family at this time.



    • Rob Clark4 months ago
      Rob Clark

      Rob Clark

      4 months ago

      I'm absolutely blown away with the generosity of the people who knew Richard, support the club, or just football fans in general to come together to support this cause. Thank you so much for helping hit the £2000 target. If anyone would still like to donate I've amended the target. Can we get up to £2500 to help Clare and James just that little bit more?

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    • Rob Clark4 months ago
      Rob Clark

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      4 months ago
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    • Rob Clark4 months ago
      Rob Clark

      Rob Clark

      4 months ago

      Thank you all enormously for your generosity and comments. We have a wonderful community around our club and Richard and Clare have been a huge part of that and are clearly loved and admired by many. Thanks to you all, we've smashed through the first target so I've raised the bar. Can we reach this one too? Please feel free to share this appeal on your own social media pages.

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    • Berni Crehan

      Berni Crehan

      May 2, 2022

      Don’t think the £10 covers the amount of subs you let me off with over the years Rich! Rest in Peace you kind and wonderful man. I will remember you always x x


    • Gloria Dunn

      Gloria Dunn

      May 2, 2022

      I really hope the new target can be reached to help Clare and James at a sad time. RIP Richard, remembered always


    • Carole Loveland

      Carole Loveland

      Apr 24, 2022

      God Bless Richard Bailey. A fantastic gentleman who was my nephew through marriage to my niece Clare. He was a true friend,loved by everyone who knew him. He spent his time with compassion for others


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    • Lorraine & Peter.

      Lorraine & Peter.

      Apr 19, 2022

      Deepest sympathy to Clare, James, Kate & Family. On the devastating loss of Richard. A Loving Husband, Dad, Brother & Uncle.R.I.P. Richard. Taken much too soon. xx


    • Lyndsey and Terry Bath

      Lyndsey and Terry Bath

      Apr 11, 2022

      Richard was such a kind genuine person, he will be truly missed. Much love to Clare and James.xx


    • Ray Bicknell

      Ray Bicknell

      Apr 10, 2022

      I have known Richard for over 30 years when he first came to coach youngsters at my school. He has inspired thousands of children including my grandchildren with his enthusiasm and love for our game.


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