Glasgow Warriors team up with Well-Fed Scotland
Glasgow Warriors has always been a club that puts the community first.
It’s a value that’s at the heart of the club’s culture, and a value for which the Warrior Nation have always been the perfect ambassador.
Take December’s meeting with La Rochelle at Scotstoun – despite some less than perfect weather, you turned out in your droves to donate thousands upon thousands of items to Whiteinch foodbank.
So popular was this initiative amongst supporters and players alike, the club had planned to repeat the drive at Scotstoun. However, given the current government guidelines and the suspension of the Guinness PRO14, we’re encouraging you to support Well-Fed another way.
Established in Whiteinch in 2017, the social enterprise has set up a Crowdfunder page with a target of £20,000 as they aim to provide food parcels to the most at-risk in Glasgow society during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
However, with the project set up as an ‘all or nothing’ campaign, Well-Fed need your support to hit their target by Saturday 4 April.
“We decided to set up this crowd funder as we have found ourselves in the middle of a crisis with hundreds of families relying on our support,” said Chris Gray, Managing Director of Well-Fed.
“The aim of the Crowdfunder is to raise as much money as possible to allow us to continue to purchase essential supplies for the community.
“The community is facing challenges such as food insecurity, social isolation and families not having the means by which to shop weekly. In addition, from a business perspective Well-Fed are unable to trade and therefore are not generating any income. Although we may be able to continue this vital work for a couple of weeks, we are at the mercy of the generosity of strangers.
“By donating to the Crowdfunder if you’re financially able, you’re helping us to help those most in-need. We would also encourage people that if they know a vulnerable older person or a family that could benefit from our help to please get in touch.
“We have been overwhelmed by the local support, and are humbled to be a part of how the city of Glasgow is coming together to support and look after each other.”
Warriors’ most-capped player Rob Harley added: “We’ve always felt a strong tie
between the club and the community.
“At this time more than ever, it’s important to maintain those bonds with our local community and make sure that we take care of everyone in our society.
“The appeal at the La Rochelle game (below) showed all that is good about our fans. Their response and generosity was incredible to see; as someone who’s grown up with the club, the care and compassion of Glasgow’s people is a real strength.
“We encourage all supporters who are able to do so to get behind this campaign.”
? Foodbank Appeal ?
If you’re coming to our game at Scotstoun today and if you’re able to please bring at least one item for our Foodbank appeal.
Full details ? https://t.co/FZWe0Ck5bO pic.twitter.com/ayyLCaxmiI
— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) December 14, 2019