Christmas Toy Boost For Local Children

Tue 5th December 2017

The Rangers Charity Foundation is delighted to be a beneficiary of an anonymous donor who has gifted £700,000 worth of toys to a number of charities across the country, as well as a further generous donation of gifts and games from the Emmie Smillie Foundation – all of which will help local kids this Christmas.

The donations will allow the Foundation to help children who might otherwise miss out on a gift this Christmas via our contacts with community organisations and charities in the Ibrox area, such as the local NSPCC, Govan Toy Bank, Aberlour Youth Point and the Govan branch of the Salvation Army.

The secret donor asked James Mortimer, who he worked with for the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Charitable Trust, to make sure Scotland’s kids wouldn’t wake up without gifts this Christmas and James was kind enough to suggest the Rangers Charity Foundation as one of a number of a worthwhile beneficiaries.

Former and current Old Firm players united to deliver the gifts including Lee McCulloch, Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack, with distribution company Bullet Express organising the logistics and storage.

Sarah Jane Smillie approached the Foundation with the generous donation from the Emmie Smillie Foundation, which was just one aspect of the charity’s work this Christmas.

Foundation Director Connal Cochrane said, “Thank you to everyone involved for these incredibly generous donations.  These toys are a very timely boost for many of the local projects and organisations we have links with, including local charities, carers groups and toy banks.  We will be able to make sure many children in the Govan and Ibrox area are not left out this Christmas.”

Mr Mortimer added “Christmas can be a difficult time for children living in deprived areas, and so this amazing donation from my pal is hugely appreciated.  It will help to make a difference in so many lives.”



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