Rangers fans play huge role in reaching “realistic” £1m target
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Rangers Supporters Erskine Appeal raises massive £856,000 for veterans

The Rangers Supporters Erskine appeal has revealed that they’ve raised £856,000 over the last 12 years.
It’s a monumental total and has gone on to support elderly patients in care homes for the ex-services charity.
Big hearted Rangers fans have of course played their part. But the team behind the RSEA deserve special credit for this outstanding work. Tom Clark, who founded the appeal in 2007 with the aim of raising £1000, was quoted in The Daily Record.

Rangers fans wave flags during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on October 4, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

“We are extremely delighted with the monies raised and I am so proud to be part of the Rangers family who have made this happen,” said Tom.
“We have now reached a point where we can genuinely set a realistic target of raising £1million.”

“It is really important that we thank every single person who has helped our project over the years from buying a badge at £3 to sponsoring an event. Every penny has been valued, appreciated and put to good use.
“For the Rangers support to have raised £856,000 for the amazing organisation of Erskine is such a fantastic achievement.”

Money raised helps elderly vets at Erskine’s care homes

The first £1000 raised allowed for 12 veterans to visit Ibrox hospitality during a match with Hibernian over ten years ago.
After a year, the fund had raised £34,000 thanks to the help of Gers fans. Over the years money has been raised through collections, football tournaments, sportsman dinners and golf days, as well as the sale of RSEA merchandise. See more of that HERE.
The fund is also aided by RSEA patron Roy Orbison, who allowed online sales of Penny Arcade to be used by the charity.

Roy Orbison is a patron of the charity. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

The money raised is spread across Erskine’s four care homes. Such has been its success that another Erskine group has been founded in the North East. Aptly named the Rangers Supporters Erskine Appeal North East (RSEANE).
A massive well done to supporters who have taken part in the appeal. You can find out more information on the Erskine appeal on their website.

Rangers fans regularly get involved in charity fundraising associated with the club. Most recently, fans attended an event for Fernando Ricksen alongside three ex-players. There are also plans for a charity golf match for ex-Ger and MND sufferer David Hagen.

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