Glasgow Warriors to Plaster It Purple for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Glasgow Warriors are calling for the Warrior Nation to Plaster It Purple at Scotstoun Stadium when the club takes on Leinster in the United Rugby Championship later this month, as we raise money and awareness for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Supporters attending the game are encouraged to dress in purple for the match, which kicks-off at 7.35pm on Friday 22 October.
Glasgow Warriors players will continue to turn-out in purple, wearing their specialised 2021/22 warm-up jerseys ahead of the game, while throughout the venue there will be flourishes of purple.
The Plaster It Purple campaign is supported by Official Kit Sponsor Leidos, who helped to develop the concept of the event with the Glasgow Warriors playing group.
Glasgow Warriors winger Ratu Tagive enthusiastically welcomed the news, saying: “The boys are really excited to be able to get behind Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for Plaster It Purple. It’s a great cause and it’s one the squad are always up for supporting.
“We’ve been planning this event as a club since early 2020, so it’s been a long time in the making! It’s going to be exciting to have everyone back in the building, packing out Scotstoun and showing their support – hopefully we can raise as much as possible for a fantastic cause.
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“To have it at one of our biggest fixtures of the year is also huge. Leinster have been one of the top teams in the league for so long and we love going up and testing ourselves against them, and this just gives us an extra incentive. It’s going to be loud, it’s going to be a fantastic atmosphere and I can’t wait to see everyone Plaster It Purple on the night.”
William McGowan, Head of Partnerships & Events at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, added: “We are delighted to have Glasgow Warriors continue their generous support with this Plaster It Purple charity match.
"We rely entirely on fundraising and donations to ensure that we can be there for seriously ill children in hospital with our life-changing projects and support services, and we can’t wait for the big event which will help to raise awareness of and funds for a cause so close to the hearts of many players and fans."
Glasgow Warriors Managing Director, Al Kellock, said: “In the coming weeks we want to raise as much money and awareness for our charity partner, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
“Dedicating a night at Scotstoun, on one of our most popular fixtures in the calendar, allows us as a club and the entire Warrior Nation to show our support to the to the kids that the hospital looks after and appreciation to their staff and the families affected by their work, particularly after the challenges of the past 18 months.”
“The night is set to be a very special occasion and we look forward to welcoming the Warrior Nation.”