More MSP Backing For The Rangers Charity Foundation

Tue 12th September 2017

The Rangers Charity Foundation has won further praise from Scottish MSPs for the work it does in the community and to support our Armed Forces.

Scottish Labour MSP Pauline McNeill has put down a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating the Foundation on being recognised with the Ministry Of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.

The motion follows on from one submitted by Glasgow Conservative MSP, Adam Tomkins who recently congratulated the Foundation following the publication of our Annual Review.

Ms McNeill’s motion asks that the Parliament notes the good work carried out by the Rangers Charity Foundation and asks it to understand that the Foundation has been recognised with a special award from the Ministry of Defence for its continued support of the Armed Forces.

It continues: “That the Parliament notes; further understands that the foundation has donated over £125,000 in cash to services-related charities over the last five years, as well as in-kind help to dozens of organisations that support serving personnel and veterans, and congratulates the Foundation on this award and for all the other work that it carries out, including the upcoming Big Ibrox Sleep Out, which will see money raised for homeless charities, such as the Glasgow City Mission.”

Ms McNeill’s motion has been supported by a number of other MSPs, including Murdo Fraser, Deputy leader of the Scottish Conservative Party in the Scottish Parliament and Kenneth Gibson of the SNP.

Read the motion in full on the Scottish Parliament website.