A Special Dream Day with Rangers Team and Manager

Wed 21st February 2024

A group of Rangers fans living with terminal or life-changing illnesses were able to spend the morning with their footballing heroes, thanks to the Rangers Charity Foundation.

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Dream Day 2024The Club’s official charity helps bring smiles to the faces of those who are most in need of a boost, through its ‘Dream Fund’ initiative.

Twelve Dream Day nominees and their guests gathered at the Rangers Training Centre, presented by Park’s Motor Group, and had the chance to meet the men’s first-team and manager and enjoy an exclusive autograph session.

Nine of the 12 guests were under 30-years-old and several are facing regular treatment for late stage cancer.

The group, who had all been nominated for this exclusive experience by family or friends, then enjoyed a special lunch at Ibrox and a stadium tour.

Cody Clarke, 18, who has septo-optic dysplasia, was nominated for a Dream Day experience by her mum Wilma and travelled from Northern Ireland especially to attend.

Speaking at the Training Centre, Wilma said: “We have had a fantastic day – it has meant so much.

“Cody only had one hour’s sleep after coming over from Belfast and just being so excited. The players took their time to have proper conversations with her and it has been even better than we thought it would be.”

Cody said: “I am so full of life and excited. I got to chat to the players and they were all so nice – it was such a special day.”

First Team player, John Lundstram, commented: “It was lovely to come in and meet everyone. They have been through some really tough stuff and it is just nice to help put a smile on their faces.

“I think it is super important to have these kinds of days. You don’t get much of a chance to meet individual fans and I hope they enjoyed meeting us as much as we enjoyed meeting them.”

Manager Philippe Clement said: “Today has been really good. Days like today are important because I think it is one of the strengths of this club – the solidarity with fans.

“It was nice to talk with everyone here and they were delighted to see all the players and even the manager! It’s always good to do these things after a win!

“It is crucial to have charity in the club. It is not just about winning and spending money – it is about being there for the community when they need you and I want to be involved in these things.” Dream Day 2024

The Foundation’s Dream Fund pays for special Rangers experiences throughout the season for children and adults whose lives have been impacted by disability, illness, bereavement, or other challenging circumstances.

Dream Fund experiences include our Behind The Scenes Dream Day at the Training Centre, Match-day Experiences, Dream Fund letters and much more.

Rachael Cosgrove, Charity Executive at the Foundation said: “It is truly a privilege to organise days like today on behalf of the Rangers Family and make sure our guests have this special experience when they are most in need of a boost.”

The full image gallery from the day is on the Foundation’s Facebook page.

To be considered for a Rangers Charity Dream Fund experience, children and adults must be nominated. More info here.

You can ensure we can make more dreams come true by donating to the Dream Fund here.

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