Rangers have granted the last British Legion Club in Glasgow permission to hold a bucket collection outside of Ibrox next Thursday night.

As Rangers fans flock to Ibrox to cheer on the club in the return leg against St. Joseph’s, the Knightswood branch of the British Legion will also be counting on fans’ support.

The Legion Club, which offers a “lifeline” for ex-servicemen and women, is in need of cash to maintain its operations.

Rangers have a proud history of supporting the armed forces. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It is an appeal to save the club which is in danger of closing through a lack of income,” said Branch President Barclay McCran, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“We don’t want it to close. It is the only one left in Glasgow.

“I want to thank Rangers for allowing us to hold the collection.”

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It continues a proud culture of support for ex-servicemen and women by the Ibrox club.

Rangers supporters were praised by veteran’s charity Erskine for raising close to a £1m for the charity.

Appeal founder Tom Clark described himself as being “proud” to be part of the Rangers family that has raised £856,000 for the charity over the last 12 years.

This latest move continues the club’s support of serving and ex-servicemen and women. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

For anyone going to next Thursday’s match with St. Joseph’s, please remember to keep a little bit of money aside to support the appeal.

The British Legion provides vital support to ex-servicemen and women in the Glasgow community.

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