Rangers fans have saluted the Motherwell support for raising close to £60k to help purchase season tickets for underprivileged families in the local community.
The Steelmen had previously announced plans to give supporters who purchased a season book last season a free renewal as a goodwill gesture for their support.
We asked you to raise money for free season tickets for the unemployed and low-income families.
You delivered 👏
Let's get the total even higher, so as many people as possible can benefit from being a part of our club.
— Motherwell FC (@MotherwellFC) July 8, 2021
At the same time an option was included to donate to the special fund which has now raised enough money to purchase 700 season tickets.
In total, fans raised £58,155 with the Fir Park club also pledging to match it ahead of the new season, meaning close to £120k has been raised to help support the local community.
“We once again want to give something back to those in our area who want to get to the football, and help them share in the community spirit and friendship that being in our stadium brings,” reads a Well statement.
“We want everyone to feel able to be part of our club, and remove the financial barrier to entry where possible.
“We are launching our Well In scheme, providing free season tickets to the unemployed and low-income families in our area.
“It is in our DNA to improve people’s lives where we possibly can. Giving people the lifeline of a network and an escape every fortnight at Fir Park could make the world of difference.”
The move also comes amid reports that unemployment has risen by 71% in Motherwell’s council area of North Lanarkshire [Daily Record].
Rangers fans have taken the time to salute Motherwell for the gesture as they earn a round of applause for supporting their local community:
Motherwell are deffo a club for the local community ..well done …Again 👍
— DEE🇬🇧55🇬🇧 (@followwollof66) July 8, 2021
Small donation made. I hope it goes someway to making things better for those in our society who are struggling at the moment.
— Ghyll (@Ghyll11) July 8, 2021
Phenomenal achievement 👏
— Chris McLaughlin (@ChrisMcL16) July 8, 2021
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) July 8, 2021
Brilliant 💙 well done everyone connected with this 👏👏👍
— WattyC (@Walterc1Rfc) July 8, 2021
What a fantastic venture to get more bums on seats. 👏👏👏 Love this.
— Kings of Scotland (@Championees55) July 8, 2021
Amazing community spirt, total respect
— swedish blue (@onestafc) July 8, 2021
👏👏👏 quality… from a rangers fan🇬🇧❤
— Lewis Evans💙 (@xlewisevansx) July 8, 2021
— Thomas Ross (@coopotb72) July 9, 2021
Tremendous effort, to be applauded.
— Douglas Park RSC (@bluenosewrx) July 8, 2021
👏👏👏👏👏 amazing gesture. Well done.
— AG55RFC (@AG55Rfc) July 8, 2021
That’s some gesture to their fans.. fair play Motherwell. https://t.co/dhz7v635fZ
— 𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕪 5️⃣5️⃣🏆 (@Beaney1872) July 8, 2021
Absolutely fantastic from the Motherwell fans 👏👏👏 https://t.co/oi3rxWnRPI
— Shamen The Bear (@Shamen360) July 8, 2021
For a club like Motherwell that is tremendous. https://t.co/xyHWXadnBR
— Ross Sneddon (@Sneddon0472) July 8, 2021
Rangers and Rangers fans are also committed to achieving for the wider community and contributing to charity through the club’s foundation.
Only last month, diehard bluenose David Smith recovered from a stroke to run 22 marathons in 22 days and raise thousands of pounds for good causes in the process.