Lottery Boost For Recovery Drop In

Wed 29th March 2023

The Rangers Charity Foundation is delighted to announce that our successful Recovery Drop In programme is expanding thanks to a new grant from the National Lottery totalling £111,577.

On top of continuing our weekly Monday session at Ibrox Stadium this new funding means we are now able to offer a second session that takes place at the Ibrox Community Complex where participants recovering from addiction can get active and build upon their physical fitness as they continue their recovery journey.

The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said:

“This project, delivered by Rangers Charity Foundation SCIO, is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others.”  

“It’s all thanks to National Lottery players that we can help give charities and community groups throughout Scotland greater certainty during challenging times.”

Foundation Chief Executive, Connal Cochrane, commented: “We are delighted to receive this grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. The grant will help enormously with the running and expansion of our Recovery Drop In initiative and allow us to provide further support for people on their journey to recovery.

“These sessions are a hugely important part of our community programme offering and Recovery Drop In continues to be a successful component of our Healthy Lives pillar. Through this partnership, we are empowering people to build this programme and change their own lives.”

Our Recovery Drop In sessions provide a safe and friendly place to meet and are free and open to anyone who is recovering from addiction. The committee (run by South Community Recovery Network) is also able to refer attendees to other recovery initiatives around the city, providing further opportunities for support.

The programme is a lifeline for participants such as Josh McDougall, who was struggling to find his way out of years of drug and alcohol abuse and time behind bars until he came across the Recovery Drop In programme. Josh commented:

“The first night at the Recovery Drop In gave me a glimmer of hope. I met other people that night with experience of addiction. They welcomed me, they listened to me and told me how they had managed to beat their addiction. They were empathetic and, most importantly, did not judge me and it was a safe and friendly environment to be in and it was easy to access.”

To see what’s on offer at our Recovery Drop In sessions and get all the details click HERE

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