WATCH: Tav joins kids at Christmas Party

Tue 17th December 2019

Rangers Football Club Captain, James Tavernier, made a surprise visit to the Rangers Charity Foundation’s ‘Dream Fund Christmas Party’ earlier this week.

Children who have had a difficult year were invited to Ibrox for some festive fun, including food, face painting, crafts, games, a magician, a visit from Santa Claus and of course the opportunity to meet the Rangers captain.

Families are all specially nominated by the Foundation and were invited through Robin House Children’s Hospice and our partners Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Glasgow City Mission.  Many children in attendance are living with life-limiting illnesses, whilst others have experienced homelessness.

One parent, Barry, commented: “Thank you so much for last night. You guys have made a wee girl so happy – it’s all she’s talked about and can’t wait to tell her friends about meeting Tav! 

“I always wanted to say what a fantastic job you guys do putting smiles on so many faces last night was absolutely fantastic!”

Another parent, added: “He had an amazing time and smiled all the way home! He was super excited to meet tav but was even more excited to meet and dance with Broxi!

“Thank you to everyone at Rangers Charity Foundation for everything you do. What amazing things you do and we have been fortunate enough to experience that.”

James Tavernier said: 

“It was great to see the kids enjoying the party today, and especially to see their excited faces when they met Santa!” 

“It was a pleasure to come along and join in the fun and also chat with some of the parents.  Many of the kids have had a tough time this year, so it was a brilliant gesture from the Foundation to organise this party for them.”  

Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, said: “Christmas is a very special time of year, and through our Dream Fund, we’ve been able to invite children in need of a boost along this week or a very special party at Ibrox.

“We hope that the Christmas party will have created memories which will last all year and on behalf of everyone at the Foundation, we would like to wish our guests a very happy Christmas.”  

“I’d also like to express our sincere thanks to all supporters who fundraise throughout the year to make events such as this possible and to Club 1872 who sponsored this event.”

The Rangers Charity Dream Fund arranges special Rangers experiences throughout the year for children and adults whose lives have been impacted by the likes of disability, illness or other difficult circumstances.

The party was part of the Foundation’s wider programme of Christmas initiatives which include a visit to the Royal Hospital for Children with the first team, where the Foundation made a £10,000 donation to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Thank you to Club 1872 for their support for this event.

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