Rangers join football clubs in donating thousands to Ukraine

With the anticipated addition of Gift Aid, the actual benefit to the charities will be even greater.

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Rangers men’s and women’s first-team players, management staff and directors are set to donate a minimum of £72,000 in support of Ukraine, joining other football clubs that have given financial aid to the humanitarian crisis.

It comes after the club’s foundation gave £15,000 to support those affected by the conflict last month.

Celtic also pledged £10,000 in aid of Ukrainian refugees last week.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst said: “The conflict is causing so much hurt to so many people who are losing loved ones, fleeing their homes and trying to find safety.

“We hope that by donating some of our wages from March, we can play a small part in the wider efforts of helping the people most affected.”

“As a squad we believed it was important to do what we can to help support the many children and their families that are in need in Ukraine,” captain James Tavernier added.

“We are fortunate to be in a position to be able to support this appeal and hope it can go a small way in allowing these charities to continue their vital work.”

Meanwhile, the Scottish FA has announced it will use a friendly against Poland in March to raise funds for the Unicef response to the ongoing conflict.

The game will replace the World Cup play-off with Ukraine which was postponed last week, with £10 from each ticket sold being donated.

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