Join our Armed Forces Covenant Celebration

Thu 20th September 2018

The Club and Foundation are celebrating the second anniversary of signing the Armed Forces Covenant by hosting a special breakfast meeting at Ibrox, for businesses interested in finding out more about the scheme.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 23 October from 8am until 9.30am and will give companies an opportunity to find out more first-hand about the Armed Forces Covenant, as well as the policies and initiatives that can be adopted as part of the scheme.

This could be your opportunity to follow our lead in supporting the Armed Forces and give due consideration to your company joining the growing number of businesses throughout the UK, already supporting this worthwhile initiative.

The MOD, accompanied by personnel from all three Armed services, will be in attendance to explain the simple and free process in signing your business up to the Armed Forces Covenant and how it could be a real asset to your organisation.

This special event was announced just days before the Club celebrates Armed Forces Day at Ibrox on Sunday 23 September at the match against St Johnstone, where supporters will have the opportunity to show their appreciation for the brave men and women of the Armed services.

Organisations who sign the Armed Forces Covenant aim to support the forces through services, policy and projects.  The Club and Foundation already had a proud tradition of supporting the armed services before signing up to the Covenant and have since expanded and develop these initiatives. 

The Foundation has donated over £168,000 in cash to Armed Forces and veterans’ charities to date, as well as significant in-kind support.  Donations have included over £57,000 to veterans’ charity ‘Erskine’ and £40,000 to ‘ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’, as well as donations ranging from £5,000 - £7,500 for many others such as; ‘Combat Stress’, ‘Poppyscotland’, ‘RNRMC’, ‘AA Veterans Support’ and the ‘RAF Benevolent Fund’.

The Club and Foundation also donate tickets for veterans via the ‘Tickets For Good’ scheme and the Foundation’s ‘Glasgow Veterans United’ programme with ‘Glasgow’s Helping Heroes’, which ensures that veterans have the assistance they need to settle back in to civilian life. Serving personnel are also able to buy tickets for home league fixtures at a reduced price (subject to availability).

This type of support for the services earned the Club and Foundation an Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme’s Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence, which was presented last year at a special reception in Edinburgh Castle.

Businesses who are interested in attending the meeting can get in touch in the first instance with the Rangers Charity Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or by e-mail to rangerscharity@rangers.co.uk.

Tags: Armed Forces / Armed Forces Partnership