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|Title:||Doncaster Knights Love Doncaster!|
|ID & Publication:||20130211034 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Sport (Local) |
The latest supporters of Doncaster’s Love Where You Live campaign can certainly put a lot of muscle behind making Doncaster a cleaner place to live, work and play!
Doncaster Knights Rugby Club is backing our campaign which aims to encourage everyone to make where we live a better place we can all be proud of. The team like to do all they can to make a difference with projects including a sponsored community litter pick at Castle Park last summer, where players teamed up with supporters and volunteers to clear the stand and terraces of litter and a gardening project ahead of the arrival of the New Zealand Maori All Blacks last November in partnership with Plevey's.
A group of supporters and volunteers, known as ‘The Knight Shift,’ also regularly help with litter picking at Castle Park and in the surrounding area.
Knights Commercial Manager Gareth Alred said: ‘At Doncaster Knights we are committed to tackling litter and endeavour to have a positive impact on the communities around us. We are delighted to partner the Doncaster Love Where You Live campaign and would urge our supporters to continue the good work of keeping our town tidy.
‘We do all we can to reduce the amount of litter in Armthorpe and the surrounding areas with the help of our loyal supporters and volunteers but we can always do more so we would like to encourage rugby fans to pick up rubbish when they see it even if they were not the ones to drop it.’
The Knights top try scorer last season Michael Keating added: ‘I moved to Doncaster in 2011 from Dublin and really enjoy living here. The area is well kept and has lots of hidden gems, from parks to country walks and it is a shame if litter is allowed to spoil these areas.
‘At Doncaster Knights we really do our bit to tackle litter - our Director of Rugby, Clive Griffiths, makes us clean up the changing rooms and teaching areas before we leave every day.’
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Ransome, who is Cabinet Member for Communities; Street Scene; Environmental Protection; Waste and Recycling commented: ‘I’m delighted that the Doncaster Knights have embraced the spirit of our Love Where You Live campaign by taking action to make a real difference to our town.
‘We can all make a difference by getting actively involved in our local community and I hope that the example set by the Knights will inspire more people to do something to make Doncaster an even better place to live and work.’
Kick-off your support for the campaign by making your own pledge at www.lovewhereyoulive.org/doncaster or sharing photos, videos and details of how you are making a difference at www.facebook.com/lovedoncaster or via @lovedoncaster on Twitter.
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