Nine-In-A-Row Q&A Raises Thousands

Fri 12th May 2017

Our special nine-in-a-row Q&A at Ibrox raised over £3,700 for the Rangers Charity Foundation.

Almost 100 fans packed out the Thornton Suite to hear from Walter Smith, Mark Hateley and John Brown on Thursday night.

Interviewed on stage by Rangers TV commentator Tom Miller, the trio engrossed the audience with tales from their careers and the nine-in-a-row dressing room as well as posing for photographs and signing autographs.

However, star of the show for the Foundation was the half-time auction and raffle with fans giving generously.

A signed and framed shirt from the Rangers Legends game against Manchester United Legends on 6 May 2013 sold for an amazing £1400.

Other lots, made up of signed Rob Kiernan and Michael O’Halloran poppy shirts and a gallon of Bell’s Extra Special Old Scotch Whisky raised an extra £460, while the raffle added another £970.

The nine-in-a-row Q&A was arranged by the Foundation to raise money for Director Connal Cochrane’s annual challenge.

This June he will walk the length of the Great Glen – a gruelling 79 miles - in just two days as one continuous journey, all while carrying a heavy Army Bergen.

The money he raises will be split by the Foundation’s Armed Forces partner charities.

Connal explained: “I am absolutely delighted with the amount raised. Once again the generosity shown by our supporters is second to none.

“It was a fantastic night and my thanks must also go to Walter Smith, Mark Hateley, John Brown and our host Tom Miller.

“I will have to walk all through the night when attempting to complete the challenge but I am sure recalling the support shown by the fans will really help to spur me on!”

Connal will be holding his final training walk along the first section of the West Highland Way from Milnagavie to Drymen and back on Sunday 28 May.

If you want to join him and raise sponsorship funds for the Foundation email him at rangerscharity@rangers.co.uk. You can either walk one way or do the 24-mile return journey.

To find out more about Connal’s Challenge visit his events page or you can sponsor him and leave a message of support on Just Giving at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/connalgreatglenarmedforceschallenge and help our work with services-related charities.

Tags: Walter Smith / John Brown / Mark Hateley