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Successful community memberships return for 2018

The club’s hugely successful Community Membership Scheme has returned for 2018 after the generosity of many Rovers supporters helped a range of charities across Hull last season.

Community memberships were introduced by the Robins in conjunction with the Hull KR Community Trust for 2017 following requests from a number of fans wanting to go above and beyond in their financial support of the club in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Any supporter who wished to contribute was able to make a donation online, with the Trust collecting the proceeds and using them to buy memberships from the club to be distributed to worthy causes within the local community.

Ten organisations received an adult and junior membership each which they used to give to families who were struggling with a range of issues.

These organisations were:

• Barkers Breakfast Club who provide support for ex-military personnel.
• Child Dynamix who are based on Preston Road and support children and young people.
• Emmaus who provide support to homeless people.
• Preston Road Women’s Centre who work with women and children escaping domestic abuse.
• St. Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre.
• St Stephen’s Youth Club.
• Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust.
• Maxlife Youth Centre.
• The Warren who support young people aged 16 -25.
• Hull Scorpions Baseball Club.

The stories and feedback we have received from the charities and been phenomenal. From the mum and daughter who had left the family home due to violence and were able to create some happy memories by attending matches to the 14 year old boy who was on the cusp of serious trouble changing his behaviour as he could spend quality time with his dad at the rugby. There have been many more similar stories throughout the season.

The club would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who donated via the Community Membership Scheme last season. Your support for Hull KR is invaluable and your donation has helped to bring about real and positive change in peoples’ lives.

It is because of these life changing moments that we have decided to run the scheme again following the club’s return to the Betfred Super League.

Once again, donations can be made in any amount by CLICKING HERE and the funds raised will be used to purchase season memberships that will be used by local charities to support people within the community that may otherwise not be in a position to follow the club.

Photo: Successful community memberships return for 2018