Rory’s Kick – Glasgow Rangers v Dunfermline Athletic

Morag Harvey who recently ran the Moray 10k for us, raising £202.50 in the process, went along to our first ever Scottish Kick and here is her report on the day.

Last Saturday, December 3rd, saw Free Kicks branch out for the first time North of the border, with Rory’s kick at Ibrox, and I was lucky enough to be there representing the charity.

I was always going to run the Moray 10k this year, the question was just which charity to run for, and when Sam suggested Free Kicks and being involved in the first Scottish Kick it really was an easy decision.

Rory was nominated by the girls at Occupational Therapy at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, for his bravery and determination this year.

I arrived at Ibrox on the day, in a downpour, to meet Rory and his Dad.  We were greeted by a representative of the Rangers Charity Foundation and seated in a room just off reception, giving us a perfect view of everyone arriving, as well as keeping us warm and dry.  Rory and his Dad were presented with goodie bags, and we gave Rory his new away kit.  Before too long, one of the coaches came in to say hello, and was followed by a few of the players too, including Rory’s favourite, Steven Davis.  Rory took the opportunity to get a few autographs and have a few photos taken.

After meeting a handful of players, we were taken upstairs for a look around the trophy room where we were able to join in a tour that had just started and Rory was able to have his photo taken with the SPL trophy.

By then it was fast approaching kick off time, and was time to meet Rory’s Mum and brothers Calum and Ben and take our seats in the stand to watch Rangers beat Dunfermline 2-1.

A huge thanks to Rangers and the Rangers Charity Foundation, and the staff at Ibrox for their hospitality.  They were a credit to the club, and made it a thoroughly enjoyable day for us all, despite the weather.

Thank you again to Morag for going along to Ibrox on our behalf.

more pictures here

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