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07 Jan 2013 - Walk The 92 Project

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Scott Mclachlan and the Walk The 92 Project is due to arrive in Doncaster on Sunday 13th January, and the VSC would like to invite as many Doncaster Rovers fans as possible to show their support for Scott on his quest to raise as much money as possible for Prostate Cancer UK.

He is due to leave Scunthorpe, bound for Doncaster, on Thursday 10th January, arrive in Doncaster on 13th January, the on to Barnsley and arrive there on Tuesday 15th January. Anyone who would like to walk with Scott, buy him breakfast/lunch/dinner, or even put him up for the night are welcome to contact him via email at walkthe92project@gmail.com or his twitter account @Walkthe9T2.

Full details on the Walk The 92 Project can be found at www.walkthe92.co.uk and on the facebook page.


Visit www.justgiving.com/Walkthe92 to make a donation and help Scott reach his target of 92,000.

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09 Dec 2012 - VSC News: Ian Duerden

Some of you will be aware that one of the Rovers legends from the Conference years, Ian Duerden, is currently in the process of setting up a foundation for his son Oliver, who has an extremely rare genetic disorder. The VSC have invited Ian and his family to join us for a match in the future and they have accepted this offer, and we will release further details of this closer to the date. On the day we will be looking to increase awareness of Oliver's condition and raise some much needed funds for his foundation. I'm sure you will all agree this is an excellent cause and I know Ian will have your full support on the day.

We are also looking to set up a partnership with the Rovers official charity this season, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, which should hopefully see some of the families there attend a Rovers match in the future.

That is just a brief outline of some of the things we are currently trying to do in increasing our work in the community, something we think the VSC may have slipped away from in recent years. We are essentially a Community Trust and it is important we are seen as this, rather than just as an extension of the Football Club. If you can think of anyone who might benefit from a great day out at the Rovers, or have any other ideas on how the VSC can increase our presence in the Community, then please feel free to email dave.burkitt@drfc-vsc.co.uk with your suggestions.

Finally, I'd just like to point out that we cannot do any of this without our members. If you have not already done so, please consider becoming a member of the VSC by clicking on the Join VSC link at the top. You will not only be becoming part of an organisation that is a significant shareholder in the club you support, you will also be helping us to serve the local community.
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On Saturday 24th of November, before our clash with Scunthorpe United Lee Croft and Andy Audsley (VSC Directors) presented to James Husband (on behalf of DRFC) a big cheque of 5,000. This donation comes on the back of the VSC's Tomorrow's Rovers fundraising campaign.

 James Husband - who came up from the Doncaster Rovers Youth Team - was given his opportunity in the first team towards the end of last season and turned in some impressive performances, not looking out of place on a field of players with combined career transfer fees well into the tens of millions of pounds and he has continued his impressive display into this season. We asked to present it to James because his story is one that we hope becomes a common one for players of the Youth Team in the future. 

This development of local young players is, in the view of the VSC Board, vital to the future of the club - a steady stream of players developed in the Doncaster Rovers way, who understand the way we play because that is the way they have been taught, and are able to come into the first team and be comfortable, prepared and excel.

We hope that this is the first of many donations from our Tomorrow's Rovers fund, and as such we hope that you keep supporting our cause by donating to the fund. We know times are hard, but see this as a very worthy cause with a tangible payback.  Many supporters tell us that seeing local lads come through and pull on the iconic red and white hoops gives them an enormous sense of pride.

Please support this cause by donating to Tomorrow's Rovers Today!:



or email nathan.batchelor@drfc-vsc.co.uk if you would like to donate via an alternative method.  

As little or as much as you can give will be gratefully received, and move us closer to a better future of Doncaster boys playing for their local team! So lets build a better future for Tomorrow's Rovers, today!

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What is the VSC?
The VSC is a registered Community Benefit Society (more commonly known as Industrial and Provident Societies) and as such are regulated by the Financial Services Authority and we have our own set of Rules which dictate what we can and can't do.
A copy of the Rules which can be downloaded from http://www.drfc-vsc.co.uk/files/VSC-Rules-2012.doc 
Some of the rules you need to remember:
   The VSC is independent from DRFC and for the benefit of the Community it serves and not its members.
   Your share only remains your property so long as you remain paying your subscription. If you don't pay your subscription your share automatically becomes the property of the society
   The VSC is to conduct its business in a fair, open and democratic manner and encour- ages the club to do the same.

The VSC: "A Model Trust"
Following the In Rovers We Trust Project, the VSC has been recognised outside of Doncaster, being called a "Model Trust" by Supporters Direct and this recog- nition was acknowledged in the 2012 Fans Weekend between Supporters Direct and the Football supporters Federation.

VSC Success:
*Improved the VSC website and forum for the benefit of all DRFC supporters
*The first 'Supporters Trust' in the country to incorporate the new Supporters Direct rules
*Successfully introduced the 'fan engagement' concept to DRFC which became the DRFC 'In Rovers We Trust' campaign to significantly improve the relationship between the club and its core supporters. We are seeing the success of In Rovers We Trust now, such as pay on the gate trials at home cup fixtures
*We have a Board member on the National Council of the Football Supporters Federation
* We have a Board member on the Doncaster Football Partnership
*Created our Community Panel to create opportunities for charitable work
* A close working relationship with the Community Foundation team which resulted in the introduction of the Fit Fans Initiative and we assisted by donating a hospitality box for a Rovers game for the participants
*Negotiated with the club on Season Ticket and match day prices plus encouraged the elimination of match categories.
*Assisted with the creation of add-ons for Season Ticket holders
*The behind the scenes work to ensure the Keepmoat Stadium was retained as a community benefit for the local community but especially DRFC supporters
* We contributed to the 'Rovers Promise' and assisted with updating the clubs charter
*  Renaming of the Lakeside Bar to the Belle Vue Bar
* Donated memorabilia to brighten up the Belle Vue Bar and launched a campaign for fans to be able to donate their memorabilia to display too.
* Raised funds and donated VSC memorabilia to Billy Sharp's LJS Foundation 
*  Sponsored children's football activities at the Keepmoat
* Met with SYPTE and DRFC officials to resolve the post-match public transport issues.


The VSC Board
The VSC consists of a Board of 12 directors, each elected for a 2 year term by the VSC Membership. These directors donate their free time and expertise on your behalf to make decisions about the VSC, set the direction of the Society within the club and the community.
The VSC Board meets once a month to ensure that they can deal with issues when they arise effectively and efficiently. All of the VSC Board Meetings are minuted and published in the VSC Members only section of the Forum.
Chairman: Nathan Batchelor (nathan.batchelor@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Secretary:Martin O'Hara ( martin.ohara@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Treasurer: Mark Lister (mark.lister@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Vice Treasurer: Andy Audsley (andrew.audsley@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Membership Officer: Lee Croft (lee.croft@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Press/Communications Officer: Mike Follows (mike.follows@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Community Officer: Dave Burkitt (dave.burkitt@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Commercial Officer : Kevin Twell (kevin.twell@drfc-vsc.co.uk ) 
IT/Website Officer: Rob Willliams (rob.williams@drfc-vsc.co.uk
Board Members without portfolio: Glyn Wigley (glyn.wigley@drfc-vsc.co.uk), Martyn Bentley (martyn.bentley@drfc-vsc.co.uk), Rob Clark (rob.clark@drfc-vsc.co.uk


The VSC works hard to be the critical friend to the club, helping the club improve and meet the expectations of supporters. If you have not already done so, please renew or join the VSC. Membership only costs 12 to join, and you can pay 1 a month. By becoming a member of the VSC you are part of an organisation that is a significant shareholder in the club. To become a member visit www.drfc-vsc.co.uk and click on the Join VSC link at the top.
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27 Nov 2012 - 5k Donation

If any of you missed it on Saturday, Lee Croft and Andy Audsley (VSC Directors) presented to James Husband (on behalf of DRFC) a big cheque of 5,000. This donation comes on the back of the VSC's Tomorrow's Rovers fundraising campaign.

We asked to present it to James Husband because his story is one that we hope becomes a common one for players of the Youth Team in the future. This development of local young players is, in the view of the VSC Board, vital to the future of the club - a steady stream of players developed in the Doncaster Rovers way, who understand the way we play because that is the way they have been taught, and are able to come into the first team and be comfortable, prepared and excel.


We hope that this is the first of many donations from our Tomorrow's Rovers fund, and as such we hope that you keep supporting our cause by donating to the fund. We know times are hard, but see this as a very worthy cause with a tangible payback.  Many supporters tell us that seeing local lads come through and pull on the iconic red and white hoops gives them an enormous sense of pride.

Please support this cause by donating via Paypal by visitinghttps://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2G226X939DH5U or email nathan.batchelor@drfc-vsc.co.uk if you would like to donate via an alternative method.  

As little or as much as you can give will be gratefully received, and move us closer to a better future of Doncaster boys playing for their local team!

The future is bright! It's Red and White!! Rovers Till I Die!!!   
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