Rangers Charity Foundation
The Rangers Charity Foundation exists to bring clubs, supporters, staff and players together in a unique way in order to make a difference to thousands of people by means of a range of charitable and community work. The foundation strives to be champions of charitable giving, and since the creation in 2002 £4 million in cash and in-kind support have been given to hundreds of organisations, groups and individuals.
The Foundation is working in collaboration with charity partners as UNICEF, Breast Cancer Care, Beatson Cancer Charity, the Simon Community and the Glasgow City Mission. Also, there exists a partnership with the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the Armed Forces Partnership, which supports veterans and serving personnel.
In addition to supporting charity partners, the foundation delivers comprehensive community programmes for children and adults focused on training regarding health and fitness, employment, equality, diversity and education.
Additionally, the foundation organises ‘Dream Days’ twice a season, on which children and adults who have been through an illness or difficult time in their lives come along to meet the football team. Moreover, they receive a tour through the Ibrox Stadium. The foundation responds to over 2,500 requests for support each year and donates raffle and auction items to people raising funds for causes close to their hearts.
The Foundation also aims to assist other charities and charitable causes where possible – particularly those that address the following societal matters:
- The needs of children
- Social inclusion
- Tolerance and understanding of the believes of all community sectors
- Health and well-being