Glasgow Boys FC 2005 are raising money and awareness for Revive MS. This charity helps to support everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) all across the West of Scotland. We caught up with Michael McKenna, the head coach to find out more about this fundraising.
Michael said “Not only does this bring awareness to an excellent cause it also helps the boys to learn about something outside of football” This attitude is helping the boys to realise the importance of helping out in the community by fundraising for a charity that is focused on helping people close to them. Rather than approaching the main charities, Michael decided to link up with Revive MS as he a has a close, personal link to this charity. This makes the fundraising for Michael and his team more important. Cara Thom, the fundraising manager for Revive MS was more than happy to link up with Glasgow Boys in order to maximise their reach and fundraising opportunities.
Michael and his team have decided to donate 10% of all future fundraising events, making a monthly donation to their Club500. Michael and other coaches are participating in Revive MS’s own sponsored events such as the 10k and ‘Zip Slide Across the Clyde.’ All of the money raised from these events will go directly to Revive MS.
Michael commented “As I mentioned earlier I feel it is important for the boys to learn about others struggles in life.” This is an attitude that is great at a football coach can teach you more than just football, they can be an important, respected figure in a player’s life. “Cara has invited us all over to their new centre in Govan on April 1st so they can not only learn about MS but see what services this amazing charity has to offer.”
This is an amazing gesture from Michael and Glasgow Boys FC and we hope that they are successful in their fundraising.