Charity night with Rangers Legends raises over £7,000!

Fri 12th April 2019

Derek Johnstone, Mark Hateley and Archie Knox took part in an exclusive Q&A evening at Ibrox last night, helping to raise over £7,000 for the Foundation’s Armed Forces Fund.

The initimate evening was attended by 118 guests, who were able to put their questions to the trio.

Derek discussed his amazing memories from playing under Willie Waddell, Jock Wallace and John Greig with some of the greatest players to pull on the light blue jersey.  Guests also had the opportunity to hear about his winner aged just 16 against Celtic in the 1970 Scottish Cup Final and of course his experiences at the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final in 1972.

Mark and Archie’s 9 in a Row experiences – on and off the pitch – kept guests entertained as the pair reminisced about the most successful period in Rangers incredible history.  There was also tons of laughs to be had, as they discussed the dressing room antics of the likes of Gazza, McCoist and Durrant.

The Rangers Charity Foundation was also privileged to have former Royal Marine Adam Edwards from The Coming Home Centre in Govan attend, who gave a very personal and powerful perspective about his experiences serving as a Royal Marine and about the fantastic work of The Coming Home Centre, one of the causes set to benefit from Connal’s fundraising challenge. 

Guests were also able to enjoy an raffle and auciton, which included exclusive player memoriabilia such as signed football boots and shirt from Scott Arfield. 

The event was arranged to support Foundation Director Connal Cochrane’s 54 in 20 Challenge, which will start on Thursday 2nd May and is raising funds for the Foundation’s Armed Forces Fund.

Connal is targeting a walk of 54 gruelling miles - celebrating Rangers League Titles – within a blistering time of just 20 hours!  Supported and accompanied by members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Connal will set off at dawn on Thursday 2 May from Gairlochy north of Fort William with LCpl David Millar and LCpl Greg Ritchie, before joining the West Highland Way on its route south through the Highlands, all the way to the finish line at Strathfillan, four miles beyond Tyndrum. 

To see all the pictures from the night, click HERE

Tags: Q&A / Fundraiser / Armed Forces