Rangers donate £10,000 to children's hospital during annual visit

Philippe Clement and his squad took time out to visit kids at the hospital, sign autographs and hand out goodie bags.

Rangers donate £10,000 to Glasgow Children’s Hospital during annual Christmas visit Royal Hospital for Children

Rangers Football Club have presented a donation of £10,000 from their charity foundation during a visit to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Philippe Clement and his squad took time out on Tuesday to visit kids at the hospital, sign autographs and hand out goodie bags.

They also handed over the donation to the hospital’s charity from the Rangers Charity Foundation, which funded Christmas trees and decorations for the wards, and will also help to purchase a special MRI compatible Relax and View DVD system.

The manager was delighted to take part in the annual festive tradition with the club.

He said: “This is my first experience of what I believe is an annual tradition for the Rangers team of visiting the Royal Hospital For Children in Glasgow.

“It was a wonderful afternoon, and it was great to chat to the children and their parents, as well as the NHS staff doing such an amazing job.

“On behalf of everyone at Rangers Football Club and the Rangers Charity Foundation, I would like to wish everyone at the hospital a very Merry Christmas.”

Connal Cochrane, chief executive of the Rangers Charity Foundation commented: “We are delighted to fund the specialist MRI compatible DVD player this year for the hospital.

“An MRI can be very stressful for children, with many loud and unpredictable noises and a sense of claustrophobia for the patient, so it will be really helpful to have a familiar movie or cartoon playing during the scan.”

“Of course, this year we have also continued our tradition of funding some of the Christmas decorations for the hospital, and Academy players and club and Foundation staff and volunteers went along to the hospital recently to help hang all the decorations and bring some Christmas cheer to the wards.”

Kirsten Watson, chief executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, commented: “We want to extend our sincere thanks to the Rangers Charity Foundation once again for their ongoing support.

“Their generous donation towards the decorations will bring the joy of Christmas to the hospital wards this Christmas season.

“Their additional donation towards funding a specialist DVD player for the MRI machine will significantly transform what can often be a daunting experience for children.

“This tangible support makes a direct impact on the well-being of children in hospital, and we sincerely appreciate this generous gift.”

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