Glasgow Warriors launch ‘Fighting for Our Families’ campaign for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Glasgow Warriors are setting out to raise more than £25,000 for the club’s official charity partner, the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, in 2023/24 as part of a season-wide fundraising drive for the charity.
Drawing inspiration from the club’s values and to recognise the incredible work the hospital does to improve the lives of the many young people it serves every day; the campaign has been named ‘Fighting for Our Families’.
The club are also delighted to confirm that the Plaster It Purple match. This game will be hosted together with club sponsor Leidos once again. It will be the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 14 match against the South African outfit, Sharks. The game is on Friday 19 April at 7.35pm.
In season 2022/23, a grand total of £21,000 was raised for the charity. This was achieved over the course of the Plaster It Purple week. This year the club is aiming to surpass that total by fundraising throughout the season in the lead up to the Plaster It Purple night.
Great Scottish Run
The campaign will kick off this October, with Glasgow Warriors staff running the Great Scottish Run 10K and half marathon on Sunday 1 October.
More activities will be shared throughout the season. This is including rugby clubs from across Glasgow, the West, and Caledonia being invited to take part in their own Plaster It Purple events on the weekend of 19, 20, 21 April. More information will be shared about this soon.
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock, said: “2022/23 was the first year that we set a target that we wanted to raise as part of our fundraising around Plaster It Purple. We were delighted by the response to that. We had buy in from supporters, colleagues, and partners, that all contributed to raising the £21,000.
“Since then, the off-field team here at the club have been determined to step up our fundraising efforts. Various ideas and concepts are starting to come to life and are being considered for later in the season. This is our culture in action. Players, staff, partners working together for the good of our community, to improve the lives of people in our city.
“Over £25,000 is our target. However, the more we can raise for the Children’s Hospital the better. So, we’re inviting the Warrior Nation to join us on this journey throughout the season.”
William McGowan, Head of Partnerships and Business Development said: “We are extremely grateful to the Glasgow Warriors for launching their ‘Fighting for Our Families’ campaign. This continues their amazing fundraising and support they have given us over the years.
“Their unwavering support makes such a difference for children and families in the children’s hospital, contributing to a cause that is so close to the hearts of many players and fans. Thank you, Warriors!”
To find out more about this season’s Fighting four Our Families campaign, to donate, or to set up your own fundraising event, visit the campaign site here.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity cares for children being treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
The charity raises funds to help those who tirelessly care for and nurture young lives at their most vulnerable. They invest in equipment, research and the continued improvement of facilities and services for children and families in hospital.
- Back (L-R): Johnny Matthews (Glasgow Warriors hooker), Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors prop) William McGowan (Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s Head of Partnerships and Business Development), Sebastián Cancelliere (Glasgow Warriors winger)
- Front (L-R): Glasgow Warriors staff, Hené Branders (Senior Physiotherapist, running 10K), Jana Tobin (Administrator, running half marathon), Stuart Lewis (Community Manager, running 10K)