The Foundation has selected the Hospice as its Glasgow charity partner and will work with the charity on this long-term project which will provide a lasting and significant legacy to the people of Glasgow for generations to come.
The Foundation will aim to raise £100,000 towards the new Hospice, which will be built on a proposed site within Bellahouston Park, less than a mile from Ibrox Stadium.
The ground-breaking new facility has been designed with the needs of the patient at the heart of every decision and has addressed significant gaps in the current provision of palliative care.
The Hospice is an organisation which prides itself on treating the patient, not the disease, and aims to provide a place for patients to live until they die. The new facility will truly make this vision possible.
The Rangers Charity Foundation has pledged to fund the planned Family Suite within the building.
At the hospice, care of every patient extends to the care of their family too, recognising that it is incredibly difficult for families whose loved ones are very ill.
The Family Suite will be extremely important as it will allow patients to spend as much valuable time as possible with their children and grandchildren.
The Suite will provide a safe and comfortable environment that enables children to be included at all times, will be large enough to accommodate more than one family at a time and will be accessible to patients who are in a wheelchair or in bed.
Incorporated within the suite will be a children’s play area with toys for children of all ages as well as an IT corner with computer facilities where children can do their homework or play games.
The family suite will open out to a safe and beautiful courtyard garden space which families can enjoy together.
Morag Cunningham, Director of Fundraising & Communications of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice said: “This pledge of support from the Rangers Charity Foundation is a fantastic start to the launch of our £15 million Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice.
"This level of commitment is truly remarkable and it will make a significant contribution to our fundraising efforts over the next three years in making our vision a reality, creating a lasting legacy for the people of Glasgow.”
Charles Green said: “I have been hugely impressed with the work of the Rangers Charity Foundation since I came to Rangers and I understand what a powerful force for good it has been, building upon the strong charitable traditions of the club.
“The Foundation is very proud to support such an inspirational project and to work with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, a charity at the forefront of its field in Scotland.
“The total focus of The Hospice’s staff is to give the highest quality of care to every patient and family and to help patients achieve the best quality of life possible in whatever time remains for them.
"That is a goal that everyone connected with the club can be very proud to support.”