Rangers funding provides Employ-Able boost

15th September 2016 Fraser Bedwell

Poppyscotland is delighted to have been appointed as an official partner of the Rangers Charity Foundation for the 2016/17 season. For many years Scottish Poppy Appeal collectors have received a warm reception at Ibrox each November. While these important collections will continue, today’s announcement guarantees an additional £5000 of funding in the coming year, money which has been earmarked for Poppyscotland’s vital Employ-Able initiative.

In addition to announcing their increased support Poppyscotland, The Rangers Charity Foundation also pledged further backing to Armed Forces charities Combat Stress, Erskine and The Rifles Regimental Trust’s Care For Casualties appeal. In addition, The Rangers Charity Foundation also recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to uphold its principles, adding to their extensive range of other projects and policies that benefit the Armed Forces community.

Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising Gordon Michie said, “The Rangers Charity Foundation has been a longstanding and committed supporters of the Armed Forces community and Poppyscotland is delighted to be recognised as one of their Official Charity Partners. The support of our Employ-Able programme is greatly appreciated and will allow us to further expand our work supporting vulnerable veterans who are struggling to make the difficult adjustment from their military to civilian careers. This donation will make a life-changing difference to those come to us for help.

“Rangers FC’s commitment to the Armed Forces Community has been further enhanced this week by signing the Armed Forces Covenant and we would like to congratulate the Directors, Staff and all involved in the Club in showing this leadership in the sporting community in Scotland.”

Foundation Director Connal Cochrane commented, “Along with the Club we’ve always enjoyed a close relationship with services-related charities and it was great to be able to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant and formalise all the work we do in this area.

“From supporting Tickets For Troops and donating tickets to veterans and serving personnel via our new Tickets For Good initiative to our work with charities and with veterans in community programmes such as Glasgow Veterans United, we’re proud to be able to support the services community in so many ways on behalf of the Rangers Family.”

For more information on Poppyscotland’s Employ-Able programme click here.

For more information on The Rangers Charity Foundation click here.