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Club Doncaster Foundation celebrate Heart of Doncaster awards

18 November 2022

Last night saw The Foundation host the Heart of Doncaster awards at the Eco-Power Stadium, recognising the incredible people and partners from across the city.

Over 130 people were in attendance on the night with guests from across Doncaster that included Mayor Ros Jones, partners from Doncaster Council, South Yorkshire ICB, Club Doncaster, Doncaster College, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, alongside the nominees and award winners, to celebrate the worthy winners of the awards and hear what impact The Foundation has on many lives across the city.

Media partners, TX1 Radio hosted the evening, as The Foundation launched the impact summary and strategic plan for the next three years. You can view our 2022-25 strategic plan and impact report through this link:

The award winners on the night were;

Ellie Mortimer - Club Doncaster Sports College Student of the Year (Sponsored by Doncaster College)

Tom Green - Darren Warner Volunteer of the Year

Paul Reynoldson - Fit Rovers Participant of the Year (Sponsored by Doncaster Dons RLFC)

People Focused Group (PFG) - Inclusion Award (Sponsored by Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC)

Noah Hall-Weir - Young Person of the Year (Sponsored by Doncaster Rovers FC)

Sunnyfields Primary School - School of the Year (Sponsored by Yorkshire Sport Foundation)

Sienna Singleton - NCS Graduate of the Year (Sponsored by TX1 Radio)

Patrick Queen - Eric Randerson Special Recognition Award

Some of the nominees were also in attendance on the night and were presented with a certificate as finalists. 

CEO, John Davis, opened the night with a speech and showcased the promotional video that supports the impact and strategy launch. Speaking of the event, he said, “The awards gave us the opportunity to celebrate some of the phenomenal achievements of our participants, partners and the wider Doncaster community.

"A key part of our new strategy has been placing our community at the heart of what we do and this feedback has shaped how our services will look moving forward. 

"We encourage people across Doncaster to join us, support us and help us improve more lives across the city.”

Mark Hall, father of Noah, who took home the Young Person of the Year award said, “The awards night was such a huge success celebrating the Foundation and all that is good in Doncaster.

“The Foundation do a fantastic job within the community and it’s something that my son and I are so proud to support and be a part of.

“We can’t thank everyone enough, especially Heather and Claire, who have organised a fantastic evening in showcasing the work the Foundation does, and we look forward to giving years more support to this amazing enterprise.”

The golden ticket raffle that took place on the night, has been drawn today and a list of raffle prizes and winners are listed below;


  1. Louis Tomlinson signed memorabilia - Elaine McFarlane
  2. 1 night stay at The Crown Hotel for 2 people - Tracy Cartwright
  3. James Coppinger signed canvas - Jenny Martin
  4. DRFC Signed shirt - Andrew Westmoreland
  5. Hospitality package for 4 people @ DRFC home game - Gaynor Queen
  6. Hospitality package for 4 people @ Donny Belles home game - Karen Beardsley
  7. £20 Beauty Outlet voucher - Nigel Harrison
  8. 3 month Foundation Fitness gym membership (Dec-Feb) - Connor Cambridge
  9. 3 month Foundation Fitness gym membership (Dec-Feb) - Derek & Lois Daniels
  10. Beauty Outlet mystery box (RRP: £50) - Natalie Starkey
  11. Green Rovers training top - Lizzie Robinson
  12. Signed Millie Johnson book and bookmark - Mayor Ros Jones
  13. Glass bowl from Baytree Interiors - Martin O’Hara
  14. Glass vase from Baytree Interiors - No name*
  15. Set of candlesticks from Baytree Interiors - Pippa Mell
  16. Gonk with extendable legs from Baytree Interiors - Alan Stewart
  17. Reed diffuser from Baytree Interiors - Kelly Walker
  18. World Lager and glass set - Blue Thornhill
  19. Gin board - Danny Wake
  20. Beer and pork crackling set - Kelly Walker
  21. Bottle of prosecco - Rebecca Parfitt

To arrange collection of your prize, please contact Collections can be made Monday-Friday during business normal business hours. 

If you would like to be involved in our Heart of Doncaster Awards 2023, please click here to express your interest. 

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*where no name is stated on raffle prizes, winners have been contacted.

(award nominees in attendance on the night)

Club Doncaster Foundation celebrate Heart of Doncaster awards