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Rangers FC hold event for disabled and sick fans

a fan meeting the rangers team
a fan meeting the rangers team Image credit: thescottishsun.co.uk

Rangers FC players gave their disabled and sick fans a treat last week when they held a charity event so they could meet their football heroes.

The annual event, arranged by the Rangers Charity Foundation, saw the Ibrox team signing shirts, having a chat and taking selfies with the selected fans at the teams’ fitness centre.

After the meet and greets the supporters were given the opportunity to watch a training session.

One of the fans invited to the special day was Jock Carstairs, who is fighting cancer.

He told The Scottish Sun:  “It’s like all your Christmases rolled into one. To meet your heroes is just unreal.”

Evelyn had her most recent chemotherapy session the day before the event.

She said: “Today was truly inspirational and really special.

 “It’s like all your Christmases rolled into one. To meet your heroes is just unreal.” 

The day was also a special one for the players, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst shared his thoughts on the charity event.

“People are in very difficult situations and sometimes all you can do is help them and make sure you are thinking of them.

"Of course they are huge Rangers fans and to have them here, to give autographs and just talk about the situation really helps them.

"I think it is a very good thing that the Foundation invites them so we can make a little time in their lives special.”

Midfielder Ryan Jack said: “It is great for us as players to have these days.

"It goes a long way the support we get from the fans and it’s great to be able to give something back and put a smile on people’s faces who are going through a tough time.”

Rangers FC was founded by four teenage boys when they discussed forming a club whilst taking a walk in the park.