Below is an email we received from Mr. Iain McWhirter of MND Scotland following our donation from the funds raised at the raffle during the Scottish Cup semi-final match.
Thank you so much to everyone at the Hong Kong Rangers Supporters Club for this wonderful donation of $2,550.00 HKD to MND Scotland following the recent raffle.
I’m really grateful to you all for making a real difference to the lives of everyone affected by Motor Neurone Disease. It’s only because of support from people like you that we can continue to fund research to find a cure, support people in Scotland who have been affected by MND, and campaign on behalf of people with this cruel illness.
To have witnessed the devastating impact of MND on Fernando Ricksen has been heart-breaking, and the bravery of his fight against the disease has been truly inspirational.
We can, we must and we will find a cure. Thanks again for your generosity which will take us one step closer to this goal.
Very best wishes,
Head of Fundraising and Volunteering
6 Eagle Street
Glasgow G4 9XA
Scottish Charity number SC002662. Company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland number SC217735
Another trip to Hampden on Sunday as I’m sure you all know …
This time it’s the Scottish Cup Semi Final we do battle in at 7pm local HK time.
The match as usual will be shown live in Trafalgar in Wan Chai. As there is a larger than normal turnout expected we have asked Trafalgar to have the game on as many screens as possible but I would still recommend arriving sharpish to ensure a good view.
Also, at half-time we will be holding a raffle with the great photograph of the Ibrox gates (pic attached if I’ve managed to do it correctly!!) as the top prize. This one-off was kindly donated by HKRSC member John Inglis. It is a great photograph which I’m sure John will tell us more about on Sunday. Many thanks to John for the kind donation.
The raffle will be equally split between club funds and charity.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday evening at the match!
Back to the bread and butter of league action tonight as we face Alloa away at 11pm in the HK time zone.
The match will be shown live as usual in Trafalgar in Wanchai.
I won’t be there as in KL until tomorrow so will be watching from there.
Enjoy the match and Kung Hei Fat Choi to you all!
For those interested in attending this exclusive lunch with 9-in-row Rangers legend, Ian Ferguson, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All at the Hong Kong Rangers Supporters Club would like to thank twitter legend @oldrangerspics for supplying what can only be described as one of the most staunch Rangers photographs in existence!
Another good win versus Airdrie during the week and a nice home draw in the next round of the cup.
The HKRSC AGM will take place on 12th September at 20.30 in Trafalgar before the game versus Livi .
If any member has any issues/questions they would like raised at the meeting please let me know by return to this email or feel free to raise on the evening. All issues will be openly discussed and voted on by members. If you cannot make it, ask someone you know will be there to vote on your behalf.
Over the next few days I will send out some points that I think we need to discuss/vote on as a club but feel free to add to them.
The HKRSC exists to add value to our members and to Rangers Football Club.
For those who have paid the 2015/16 dues so far, thank you very much as you will have first call at the events this season, including a very exciting one which will be revealed soon!
See you Sunday for the match versus Queen of the South, 7:30pm start in the Trafalgar.
That time is almost upon as we return to hostilities with our old enemy although we don’t need to take out a full page newspaper advert to tell you that….
The league cup semi-final will be shown live in Trafalgar on Sunday evening with a 21.30 kick-off.
As we would expect a larger than normal turn out for this match, I have asked Trafalgar to reserve a few more tables than usual and to look at the possibility of putting the game on a few more screens. I would advise everyone to get there sharpish and in good time for the match just in case there are any other matches on involving those not as successful as the most successful club side in the world so that we can all get installed with a good view of the match.
We will also be holding a “first & last goalscorer” raffle with tickets only available pre-match. Tickets will be $200 each with up to $2000 available in prize money. All proceeds raised will be going to purchase another 1872 life membership in Rangers First, which you may have noticed yesterday breached the 1 million share mark. If you combine Rangers First with the RST Buy Rangers campaign the fan groups now own 2.5% of the club. Combined they have almost 11,000 members contributing monthly payments from as little as £5. If you haven’t joined up yet, please do so to either or both.
http://www.rangersfirst.org/ (6,675 registered contributors)
https://www.therst.co.uk/ (4,300 registered contributors)
Rangers now have 2 active fan ownership schemes that allow contributions from overseas from as little as £5 a month. They are both very easy to set up and it should only take 5-10 minutes maximum.
They are Rangers First & Buy Rangers (Ran by the Rangers Supporters Trust). Both schemes involve purchasing shares in Rangers, so have a look at both websites and decide which one you feel more aligned to, or if you like sign up for both.
Rangers First http://www.rangersfirst.org/
Buy Rangers http://www.therst.co.uk/buy-rangers/
Both schemes have seen a huge upsurge in members just in the last month, with both looking to breach the 5,000 member mark in the coming days.
There has also been a number of high profile fans & ex-players join either or both schemes too such as:
Richard Gough has joined both Buy Rangers as well as Rangers First.
Both Jorg Albertz and Claudio Reyna are both life members of the Rangers First Club 1872, which involves a one-off £500 contribution. (The Hong Kong RSC & ORSA are 1872 life members).
Hong Kong RSC member George Taylor of “The 3 Bears” is also a member of both schemes and has publicly backed them.
Many more are expected to follow.
So please spend a little bit of time to look at the schemes and sign up to at least one, if not both.
It is vitally important we keep the momentum going on this, so once you are sorted, please help spread the word to you family & friends and encourage them to get on board too!
This is all about strength in numbers and a chance to show that we really are the people!