Plaster It Purple for Clubs

Glasgow Warriors are inviting clubs from across the city, the West of Scotland, and throughout Caledonia to join their Fighting for our Families fundraising campaign for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Each year, Glasgow Warriors runs a dedicated Plaster It Purple match day at Scotstoun Stadium, turning the entire venue purple and running activities designed to raise awareness for the charity.

For the past five years, club sponsor Leidos has supported the Plaster It Purple match day.

Now, for the first time in 2024, Glasgow Warriors is asking clubs to join them in organising their own Plaster It Purple fundraising events. Glasgow Warriors invites clubs to organise events in the weeks leading up to, and during the weekend of, the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 14 game, Glasgow Warriors v Hollywoodbets Sharks, on Friday 19 April 2024.


Background

In 2022/23 Glasgow Warriors had a record-breaking Plaster It Purple match day. The Club, along with supporters and sponsors, raised more than £21,000 for the children’s hospital. This was the most money raised in the five years of the partnership.

This season, Glasgow Warriors and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity want to go a step further and raise more than £25,000 together.

Players, staff, coaches, supporters, and now clubs are all invited to get involved with this campaign and help to break this fundraising target.


Ideas

There are no set activities, clubs can be as creative as they like. It could be as simple as organising a bake sale, or a pre-match fundraising lunch, or why not run a similar Purple match day to the one at Scotstoun where the team train in purple, wear purple tape and socks during their game and fans are encouraged to come along in purple and donate to the cause. Alternatively, you could drum up some competition and get you various teams from youth, men’s and women’s teams all running their own activities competing to raise the most money.

Importantly, we’d like for everyone taking part to sign up to the Fighting for our Families fundraising page so that we can track all the money, across the rugby community, that we’re raising for the hospital.

Incentives

Clubs that sign up for Fighting for our Families, by Friday 16 February, will receive the following incentives and resources:

      • A branding and fundraising pack from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
      • Instructions for setting up a dedicated fundraising page
      • Social Media interaction with Glasgow Warriors
      • Details of your event on the Glasgow Warriors website
      • Right-to-buy tickets for the Plaster It Purple fixture
      • The chance to take part in the Plaster It Purple match day (details to follow)
      • Glasgow Warriors players visiting your Plaster It Purple event (dependent on availability)

In addition, the Club that raises the most money for the campaign will receive:

      • A dedicated visit from Glasgow Warriors players for a ‘big cheque’ presentation
      • An invitation to the launch of the 2024/25 Glasgow Warriors purple warm up kit

Contact

For more information on how to sign up or to ask any questions please contact the Glasgow Warriors Community Manager, Stuart Lewis: stuart.lewis@glasgowwarriors.org


Sign Up

Sign up here to join the ‘Fighting for our Families’ campaign.

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