The Rangers Charity Foundation have announced the investment of £25k in a clean water project with global charity Unicef which will support families and children in emergency or vulnerable situations [Rangers].
The admirable Foundation project will fund clean water and sanitation facilities which will directly impact the lives of hundreds of children around the globe.
The club have pledged the amount to Unicef – which stands for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund – as they look to use their stature to leave a positive impact on planet Earth and support vulnerable children in need.
By donating the £25k, Rangers will help Unicef to provide a range of essential and lifesaving equipment and resources.
This includes water and hygiene kits for 64 families affected by war and disaster, 67,000 water purification tablets (which will produce over 200,000 litres of clean water) and water pumps for 10 villages and 10 toilets for schools, “providing thousands of families with access to clean water and sanitation”.
Any remaining funds will then be used by Unicef to respond to humanitarian emergencies such as earthquakes, tsunami, floods and conflicts.
The inspiring initiative will fill Rangers fans with great pride, as the club which they hold dear commits to making a difference for some of the world’s most at-risk children.
Water, sanitation and hygiene are basic human rights and the club should be commended not just for donating funds, but also for using their stature and influence to raise awareness of the 800 children who die through a lack of clean drinking water every single day.
Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, commented:
“We are proud to support Unicef’s work in ensuring children have access to clean water and sanitation, building upon our legacy over the last 11 years.
“Last season we celebrated a decade of partnership with Unicef and have donated over £685,000 to support a variety of causes including education, health and emergency relief since the partnership began in 2008. In that time we have supported over 1.5 million children worldwide.”
The initiative is also being supported by the Foundation’s Unicef Partnership Champion, Rangers legend Michael Mols, who describes access to clean drinking water as “a basic human right”.