Rangers Charity Foundation keep up their work during the COVID-19 crisis

17 April 2020

Rangers Charity Foundation keep up their work during the COVID-19 crisis

Like many charities, the Rangers Charity Foundation has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. After identifying safe opportunities for members of the Foundation team to work, they have continued to support the local communities as much as they can.

To help their supporters in this difficult time, Rangers Charity Foundation have launched #AFoundationFromHome – an initiative which aims to bring fun learning activities to their fans, while they stay home and stay safe.

In addition to this, Rangers Charity Foundation have carried out the following activities: 

  • Contacting a number of Rangers Charity Dream Fund nominees to check up on their wellbeing and to pass on some warm wishes. 
  • Responding to all enquiries, including where possible requests for prizes for future planned fundraising event.
  • Developing a weekly training schedule along with supporting training video recorded by one of their coaches which has been shared with participants on their Football Fans in Training programme.
  • Sending out a weekly challenge to the Autism Friendly Football and Visually Impaired Football participants.
  • Facilitating a £5,000 donation from The Steven Gerrard Foundation to the local Govan Youth Information Project which will provide funding for three weeks to help extend their daily food service for young people and their families in the Govan area who need this.
  • Sharing information as part of a network of local organisations about vital local services and useful contact numbers for local people in the community who are in need of support or assistance from different services.
  • Helping to ensure that some of the most vulnerable pupils and their families, or those who need additional support at Govan High School are receiving weekly telephone calls from their Govan High Hub Officer Scott Smith.
  • Using the reach of the Club’s social media channels to share information about wider services available, including the importance of looking after their mental health.
  • Making sure that the hard-working pupils taking part in their SQA accredited activities will still have their qualifications certificated, ready to help them progress when opportunities are once again available.
  • Developing fun and educational resources for children by this week launching the first of a weekly series of worksheets and activities, as well as the worksheets to a range of partner primary schools across Glasgow.
  • Arranging special individual video messages from Rangers first team players and the Manager for a number of Dream Fund nominees who are need of a boost.
  • Supporting their International Partner Unicef’s global appeal to help health care workers around the world at this time via our £15,000 donation earlier this season.  This donation could provide 15,000 health care professionals with respiratory masks to help keep them safe at work.