Warriors team up with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Glasgow Warriors have announced a new charity partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for the next two years.
The Warriors will support the Charity with visits to the hospital, tickets for games and merchandise to help their fundraising, and will also provide social media support around their events and campaigns.
The club are also now accepting applications to become one of their official charities from next season, when they will support two charities as well as continuing to support Scottish Rugby’s charity partners.
Chris Fusaro, Rob Harley, Lee Jones and Ali Price visited the hospital to help launch the new partnership, while also promoting the charity’s fundraising campaign #PlasterItPurple, which is running for the month of October.
Later this month, the players will promote the #PlasterItPurple campaign by training in purple, while a group of players will attend the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Ball on 11 November. The whole squad will visit the hospital in December.
Glasgow Warriors backrower, Rob Harley, said: “We’re looking forward to supporting Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for the next couple of years.
“It is a local charity who we already have a relationship with. We visit them every Christmas, but this new partnership will allow us to extend our support to other parts of their fundraising activity, while we continue to visit the children on a regular basis.
“As a playing group we’ll support other projects and charities which are close to our hearts, but this partnership will help us build deeper relationships with a number of charities over a longer period of time.”
Kirsten Sinclair, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the official charity partner of Glasgow Warriors. The Warriors have been fantastic supporters of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for some time, and their Christmas visit is always one of the highlights of the year for our young patients, their families and the staff at the hospital.
“It’s so important to us to have local partnerships. The hospital is just a stone’s throw from the home of the Warriors, and the funds and awareness raised through our partnership will make a vital difference to the patients treated in the city. We’re really excited to get started and can’t wait to see the #PlasterItPurple training session!”
Jonny Gray joined the Warriors as a Scottish Rugby Elite Development player in the summer of 2012 after a number of standout displays for Hamilton and Scotland under-20.