Rangers will send their development squad to a benefit match on Sunday 21st October in aid of former player David Hagen who has been struck with Motor Neurone Disease.
The Rangers XI will take on an XI comprised of players from two of Hagen’s other club’s Falkirk and Hearts. It will kick off at 4pm at the Falkirk Stadium. It is taking place to raise money for David’s continued care and support.
Tickets will cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 16 and are pay at the gate on the day. Any money raised will make a huge difference to David’s care. Any donations are also welcome if fans can’t make the trip through.
Tragic news only broke a few months ago
It was only in July the former Ger broke the heartbreaking news that he was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.
The condition concerns the degeneration of motor neurones which leads to progressive muscle weakness.
It also affects former Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen who’s battle with the condition has been wildly publicised.
Ricken spoke out after David Hagen brought his illness into the public eye.
The Dutchman said: “It’s always terrible to hear somebody new is diagnosed with MND.
“I want to wish David Hagen, family and friends all the strength they need to fight this demon.
“My advice to him would be to take the MND as it comes, day by day and keep doing the day-to-day things for as long as possible.”
Once a Ger always a Ger
David Hagen made 20 appearances for Rangers and started his career with the Ibrox club. He was in Govan between 1992-94 before moving to Hearts. Hagen then settled at Falkirk, making over 100 appearances for the club in five years.
It is absolutely tragic to see the impact of the uncurable disease on so many ex-footballer’s lives, let alone ex-Rangers players.
Let’s dig deep and help support an ex-Ranger as he battles a very difficult, painful and costly condition. We can only wish him and his family all of the best going forward.
If you or someone you know has been affected by Motor Neurone Disease please click here find out more information about support and advice from the MND Association.