Glasgow Warriors celebrate beating Plaster It Purple fundraising target
The club’s players and staff have gathered this afternoon at Scotstoun Stadium to hand over a cheque for more than £21,000 to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Through the #PlasterItPurple efforts of the club’s supporters, sponsors, players, coaches, and staff, this year’s fundraising target has been exceeded by more than £6,000.
Club Captain Kyle Steyn, and Managing Director, Al Kellock were on hand to give the cheque to the charity’s Head of Partnerships and Business Development, William McGowan.
The donation will help to fund life changing equipment, support services and research at the children’s hospital in Glasgow.
This includes our Family Support & Information Service, which provides practical, emotional, and financial support to families in hospital. Also, our play and entertainment programme, bringing fun, laughter and joy to children in hospital.
Kirsten Watson, CEO of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “I’d like to thank the entire Glasgow Warriors organisation, Leidos and the generous Warriors fans for raising such an incredible sum at the Plaster it Purple match. Thanks to your donations, children in hospital can continue to receive the best possible care here in Glasgow.
“Thanks, also, to the brilliant Scotstoun Squad and Charity volunteers for their efforts in collecting a large portion of the funds raised on the night.”
Kellock added: “We have been blown away by the generosity of everyone that has donated money to the children’s hospital over the past week.
“With many of the young people who have been impacted by the work of the charity, and families who have received their care, taking part in Friday’s match day, I have enjoyed hearing their stories and being reminded of just how important the work they do is.
“We were delighted to have Euan Allison as our mascot. Also, Scarlet Dougan delivering the match ball. Both of them have benefitted from the charity’s care.
“Thank you to the Warrior Nation, our squad and colleagues at Glasgow Warriors, and our sponsors, particularly Leidos. Together they made this another successful Plaster It Purple match night.”