Fun Run From Home raises £24,500!

Tue 14th July 2020

We at the Rangers Charity Foundation are delighted to announce that the ‘Blue All Over Fun Run From Home’ has raised an incredible £24,500.

Fans wore their colours with pride during lockdown, completing 5km’s around their local areas in solidarity with us – and we cannot thank them enough!

The campaign was brought to life after we had to cancel our ‘Blue All Over Fun Run’, which was due to take place with over 600 people at Ibrox last March.

The fundraiser has become a staple favourite in the Rangers calendar; with fans completing a 5km course around the stadium whilst being covered in blue paint.

Like many charities, we have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, so instead invited fans to join them in a lockdown friendly fundraiser – the ‘Blue All Over Fun Run From Home’.

Blues from around the world, including Canada and Thailand, rallied together to support their Foundation and take on the challenge, raising thousands and counting.

Every penny raised will go towards our work within the local community and around the world, making an important difference in enabling the charity to remain a force for good, on behalf of the Rangers Family.

Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, said: “The Rangers fans display acts of huge generosity time and time again, and we are blown away by their support during what continues to be a challenging time for the Foundation.

“The Blue All Over Fun Run has become one of our most popular events and, like many, we were extremely disappointed to cancel it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the positivity and determination of our supporters has given us a much needed financial and morale boost.

“There is still a long way to go, as we continue to adapt to these strange new times where fundraising events and community programme delivery remains uncertain. But I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Fun Runners for their incredible support – we’ll see you next year for the real thing!”

All registered Blue All Over Fun Run participants have been offered to have their place transferred to 2021’s event free of charge. They will also be receiving medals and certificates through the post over the coming weeks.

Connal added: “Everyone at the Rangers Charity Foundation is hoping that our supporters, charity partners and all the children and adults we work with across the community are staying safe and coping with all the changes to daily life at the moment.  It’s a very challenging time for the country and thoughts are particularly with those who have lost loved ones as a result of the virus or indeed for any reason.”

For more information about how the Rangers Charity Foundation has been impacted by COVID-19, and how it has supported its community, click HERE


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