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, 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.

Since January, we have had a great reception to this initiative and are seeing exceptional efforts from the clubs signed up.

  • Clubs Involved


    Ardrossan Accies

    As of Monday 18 March, led by Kimberley Kennedy, Ardrossan had raised more than £3,500 for the campaign with more events planned in.


    Cambuslang are running their own Plaster It Purple match day at Coats Park on Saturday 20 April, their last game of the season. This is the same weekend as the Scotstoun Stadium event, on the Friday night.


    GHA are also planning to host a Plaster It Purple event day, at one of their senior team games, in the build up to the Hollywoodbets Sharks game at Scotstoun. No date has been finalised yet.


    GHK will be hosting more than 400 young rugby players from around Scotland at Old Anniesland on Sunday 24 March with raffles, a tombola, a bottle stand and cake sale, as well as bucket collections for the campaign.

    Strathclyde Women

    On Sunday 14 April, Strathclyde Women are hosting a touch rugby tournament to raise money for the campaign. They plan to raise £250 with entry set at a minimum of £5 donation per person.


  • Sign Up



    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.


    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 where your 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 your 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.


    Clubs that sign up for Fighting for our Families, 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


    To find out more information and sign up please contact the Glasgow Warriors Community Manager, Stuart Lewis:

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