At Rangers we’re passionate about football, but we’re also passionate about what the Club stands for off the pitch. The Rangers Charity Foundation embodies the strong charitable values of the Rangers Family and a spirit that everyone connected with the Club can feel proud of.
Rangers Charity Foundation Director
What we do
The Rangers Charity Foundation exists to bring Club, supporters, staff and players together in a unique way to help make a world of difference to thousands of lives through our charitable and community work.
Since our creation in 2002 we have donated over £1.8 million in cash awards and over £2.7 million of in-kind support to hundreds of groups and individuals, making a combined total of over £4.6 million.
Now in charge of all non-commercial community programmes and of the Rangers Study Support Centre, run in partnership with Glasgow City Council, we are more than ever able to make a positive difference to thousands of lives thanks to the amazing backing of our supporters.Find out more
Andrew Smith was completely new to running outdoors when he decided to take on the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for the Rangers Charity Foundation and set himself a personal challenge at the same time.
Donna Hannah was moved to take part in the Rangers Charity Foundation’s Big Ibrox Sleep out after visiting Glasgow City Mission as part of her job with Rangers FC.
Her encounter with a homeless man there inspired her to sleep outside at Ibrox Stadium in December to raise vital funds for the Foundation’s initiative with Glasgow City Mission’s Winter Night Shelter.
Karen Watson has not only undertaken many different challenges to raise funds for the Foundation, she has also encouraged dozens of other fans to do the same by organising a challenge each year at the North American Rangers Supporters Association Convention (NARSA).
Darren McKelvie had a new baby on the way and few job prospects after spending years unemployed when he signed up for the Rangers Charity Foundation’s Ready4Employment course late last year. A few months on, Darren has turned his life around and is looking forward to a brighter future with his partner and baby son, having secured a job locally with social enterprise company Spruce Carpets.
Craig Denham has turned his health around and lost an amazing 6 stone since signing up for our Football Fans in Training course. His before and after pictures show just how big a success the course has been for Craig!
“The 12 weeks really got me motivated and as you can see I have kept it going. I’ve lost just over 6 stone now."
Looking at Franny Coats today it’s hard to comprehend that he was once a man who battled severe addiction for nearly twenty-five years.
He talks about his darkest days, caught in a nightmarish circle of addiction and crime, a life that Franny couldn’t be further from today - with a new role helping others whose battle with drug and alcohol addiction goes on.