Ardrossan Accies set to raise £11,000 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Ardrossan Accies set to raise £11,000 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

As part of our season-long campaign to raise money for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, Glasgow Warriors set clubs in Glasgow, Caledonia, and the west of Scotland a challenge.

That challenge was to fundraise as much money as possible for our ‘Fighting for our Families’ campaign.

Leading the way is Ardrossan Accies. The club has raised over £10,000 for the charity by setting their own challenge, to have all their teams run their own fundraising initiatives.  But, they don’t want to stop there.

Kimberley Guffie has been the lead organiser of Ardrossan Accies’s activations. She is pushing for the club to fundraise over £11,000. If this target is reached, Ardrossan fly-half Jack Anderson will shave off his proudly possessed mullet.

Kimberley spoke to about the enthusiasm and commitment given in the club’s activations, especially the minis and midis teams. Not to mention all the parents.

“We had been discussing ways of fundraising for a charity locally as a thank you back to our community that have supported the club through events we have held for our own fundraising,” Kimberley said.

“Glasgow Warriors ‘Fighting for our Families Challenge’ came at a perfect time and the more you speak to families in the club, the more you find that The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has been a source of support to so many members. The charity continues to support many families locally as they face some difficult times ahead, including our Vice President’s family whose twin grand babies will be born at The Glasgow Children’s Hospital later this year.

“Taking up the Warriors Challenge became a no brainer for us!

“As we came together to plan on how we would fundraise, it became apparent that we had to take on the Glasgow Warriors mindset: Whatever It Takes.”

Both the Minis and Midis sections were heavily involved in the fundraising challenge.

Kimberley said: “Every team from our minis and midis section through the club created their own fundraising ideas. We had everything from Plaster it Purple game days, car washes, sponsored walks, quiz nights, to the under 13s taking on a step challenge that included the number of steps to get up Ben Nevis in a training session. The club itself also hosted a Race night.”

From the outset Kimberley and the Accies set a £2,000 fundraising target. Capitalising on the success of each fundraising activity, donations poured in for the teams. The final total after these activations was £9,781.

Donations continued to trickle in after Kimberley set a final challenge: raise £11,000 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

If the Accies reach £11,000, Anderson’s mullet will be no longer. The club are using the hashtag #shavejacksmullet as part of the campaign.

Any donations to Kimberley’s page and the Ardrossan Accies would not only go far for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital but will also provide some hearty entertainment for Kimberley who would get to relinquish the fly-half of his long haircut.

Kimberley and members of Ardrossan Accies’ P6 and P7 teams will take part in the Plaster It Purple match night to, as the club says thank you for their outstanding contribution. They will hold the giant Leidos/PlasterItPurple flag in the centre of the pitch while teams run out for the match.


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