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Young Rangers players lend a helping hand decorating the Royal Hospital For Children

Rangers players lend a helping hand decorating the Royal Hospital For Children <i>(Image: Supplied)</i>
Rangers players lend a helping hand decorating the Royal Hospital For Children (Image: Supplied)

Rangers players took time away from the pitch to help decorate the Royal Hospital For Children.

Along with hospital staff, Rangers youngsters helped to bring a festive feeling to the wards by trimming Christmas trees and hanging decorations throughout the rooms.

The club's academy players and Rangers Charity Foundation and club staff volunteered to decorate the Royal Hospital For Children for the festive season as part of the Foundation’s partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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The Foundation has pledged to raise £10,000 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity this season and part of those funds will pay for the Christmas decorations, with the remainder going towards a special MRI compatible Relax and View DVD system for use within the Royal Hospital for Children.

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Kirsten Watson, Chief Executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: "We want to extend our sincere thanks to the Rangers Charity Foundation once again for their ongoing support.

“Their generous donation towards the decorations will bring the joy of Christmas to the hospital wards this Christmas season.

“Their additional pledge towards funding a specialist DVD player for the MRI machine will significantly transform what can often be a daunting experience for children.

“This tangible support makes a direct impact on the well-being of children in hospital.”

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The Foundation has enjoyed a special relationship with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for the last 20 years.

The partnership has seen the Foundation donate cash, toys and equipment, supporting Christmas activities and organising special visits and treats for the children.

Foundation chief executive, Connal Cochrane, said: “I’d like to thank the Rangers Academy youth players, Foundation and Club staff and volunteers for coming along today and hanging the decorations.

"We hope this will spread some Christmas cheer to the children and hospital staff.

“We have such a special relationship with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and are proud to give our support to their work.

“The MRI compatible DVD player will make a huge difference to the experience and comfort of many children, particularly oncology patients who require regular scans."