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  1. So you all know Pam, who has done such a remarkable job looking after Broxi for the last year or so. Well now that she’s handed Broxi over to his new owner, she's got a bit of time on her hands. So she’s organised a Bravehound Fundraising Night on Friday 30th August in Kilmarnock. All 120 tickets are sold out, and I’m sure it will be a very successful night. They’ll be having a charity auction on the night, and this is where you come in. Rangers Charity Foundation have already donated some free Stadium tours for their auction and I thought it would be nice if we could supplement that with a couple of free tickets for a couple of Matches at Ibrox. So if you have a pair of season tickets, and there’s a game you can’t make in Sep, Oct, Nov, why not let me know, and we can bundle them with those stadium tours and make it an even better auction item. Or if you have anything else you can offer that you think would help them raise money on the night, I’m all ears! Or if you want us to bung a few quid in their collection box on your behalf, let me know.
  2. RangersMedia's very own Veteran Companion Dog, Broxi will be braving the rotten weather tomorrow, and will be making an appearance outside Ibrox before kick-off tomorrow. This will probably be his last appearance as an apprentice, before he sets off on his new working life. Several members have sent me a donation to give to Broxi/BRAVEHOUND tomorrow. So far we've collected £165 . If you would like to contribute a couple of quid towards our Bravehound collection before I hand the cheque over tomorrow, then please PM me, or make a post here, and @Bears r us will point you in the right direction. One thing I forgot to mention is that whatever we collect this week from Members (currently standing at £165) - we will match that from our Fund coffers. So effectively, whatever you donate gets doubled. How good is that??
  3. By popular request, BROXI made a special appearance at Hollybush House on Thursday, where Staff and Residents were delighted to meet him. He got a taste of the Combat Stress Treatment Regime, which largely involves a bit of wrestling and a bit of tickling. We're certainly making him work for his keep. Next week, he'll be crossing paws with a Good Few of You Bears at the John Greig Statue (Saturday 16/03/19 - 2pm to 2:45pm) And depending on Tuesday night, he may have another appearance or two in him yet. Anyone who would like to support RangersMedia's BROXI - maybe with a song, maybe with a couple of quid, feel free to PM me. @Bears r us - anything to add?
  4. Here's something to do on Sunday if you're not heading to Motherwell... CREATURE COMRADES: ANIMALS IN WW1 Pollok Park - Sunday 26th August - 12pm to 5pm Admission: Free Over 16 million animals were pressed into service during WW1. Join us at the trenches to explore the vital roles they performed in transport, communications, combat – and solace. Programme: 1pm and 3pm: Four Legs Better Dog Show - Explore dogs’ unique abilities that made them indispensible to humans in WW1 with expert dog trainers from Kirkintilloch and District Dog Training Club. Put your pup through their paces on our agility course! 2pm: Birdmail - Join Malcolm Moy, pigeon fancier for a talk about pigeons’ vital work as frontline messengers and their enduring importance in communication through the ages. 4pm: Helping Heal Invisible Wounds - Join Bravehound to find out more about the charity’s important work supporting dogs and veterans. Also with all day stand and display. All Day: Winged Messengers - A showing of racing and fancy pigeon’s with expert on hand to answer your questions about homing ability, speed and why pigeons were so vital to frontline communications in WWI. All Day: A Dog’s Tale - Interactive storytelling sessions exploring a dog’s experience of war using powerful, first-hand accounts of love, cruelty, hope and survival. All Day: Ask a WW1 soldier Living history experts occupy the trenches and answer your questions about life as a soldier serving with animals. All Day Activities: Pigeon Mission! Decorate your pigeon glider with a secret message, then see how far it can fly on our training course and Choose your Mascot badge making And our very own Broxi will be there. So head along!
  5. Why rent, when you can buy? Original target: £420 Amount raised (so far...) £1362.64 So that will get us a nice little Labrador pup. Cost: £950 And no, we're not calling him William of Orange (Pigeon) - we're calling him Broxi. And little Broxi is gonna need insurance. That's gonna cost £500, plus an extra £100 for Vets fees not covered by the insurance. So yeah, we still need a little bit more in the way of donations - unless you want me to dip in to the Erskine Fund?
  6. BRAVEHOUND are in the running for a £50,000 National Lottery Award - but they need votes to win it. Voting ends this weekend. I didn't realise that or I'd have started this thread earlier. But I'm sure there's still time for enough Troops to rally to the cause. So please vote here, now... https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/bravehound-taking-the-lead Notice also that the face for this campaign is our very own Erskine Veteran Jimmy, seen here with his BRAVEHOUND companion Bracken, but also often to be seen at Ibrox with his old army mate, enjoying the match courtesy of the RM Erskine Fund members' season ticket scheme. It's a small world, eh? And here's a BBC World Service piece from recently featuring BRAVEHOUND... https://www.glenart.co.uk/projects/bbcworldservice.mp3 Oh, and we'll be sealing the deal on our very own puppy next week. Pictures to follow.
  7. Please read this, then do what your head or heart tells you to. Some of you who follow the Fund threads (extremely) closely may recognise Jimmy as one of the Erskine Bungalow Residents. When he’s not out walking the dog, Jimmy loves nothing more than cheering on the Boys in Blue, and thanks to the RM Erskine Fund, he’s been able to get to quite a few games this season. I’d like to say that we’ve helped Jimmy in his recovery – but given our home performances this season, we may have done more harm than good! But anyway, over the last year, apart from continuing to develop his fledgling Gardening Business, he’s also been doing a lot of Volunteer work for Bravehound. In fact, he’s actually away on Bravehound Service today – helping with the handover of a new puppy to a Veteran. He invited me along to say hi, but as always, I’m working. Anyway, the point is that through getting the right support when he needed it, Jimmy’s now in a position where he’s now the one providing the support, and that’s the kind of results we like. So in order to help Jimmy continue with his efforts, we’ve sent him a couple of tickets for the Hearts game, courtesy of @King's Troop - but more importantly, I’ve also resolved to squeeze a little bit more money for Bravehound out of the Good Folk on RangersMedia. After all - you've got some spare money, and they need it, so to me it's pretty simple. We’re well on our way to our target, but we’ve still got a bit to go (about £250 short I reckon), so we really could do with a few Donations for the Dugs. So if anyone here (who has not already donated!!!) would like to contribute a few pounds to this noble cause, then simply say something here, or send a PM to me or @Zetland Oh and please be quick about it, before Bears r us finds this thread and unleashes the hounds! See the post below for the illustrious list of Good Bears who have already given their support…
  8. So you may have seen the feature on award-winning charity Bravehound on Sport Relief last week. I didn't. But luckily I already knew all about Bravehound, because we've been running our own Fundraiser for them over the last few months - long before they were famous. Our target was £420. we're sitting just short of our target right now, so we need just a few more donations, before we can finally get the ball rolling. So if you haven't already donated to this Fundraiser, and would like to, then here's your opportunity. Just mention here that you want to donate, or PM me or @Zetland and we'll keep you right. We're not looking for a lot btw - just a couple of quid, or whatever you can spare. For those of you who haven't been following @Bears r us updates, here's what a dog looks like... And here's what a Vet looks like... And here's what they look like once we get your donation... It's that simple.
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