Highland Charity Challenge
Ross County has the motto of ‘More than just a football club’ and for season 2020/21 the club is living that more than ever with the launch of our new Highland Charity Challenge. Working in partnership with 5 local charities, the Staggies will have dedicated teams for each charity that will help with key events, fundraising initiatives and messaging throughout the season.
MFR Cash for Kids, Mikeysline, Archie Foundation, Maggies and the Highland Hospice will each have a team of dedicated players that will be focused on supporting each organisation for the upcoming campaign. Building on the successful impact of last season’s club visits to these organisations, it’s about building on the foundations our Premiership side have made with these very worthy causes in the North of Scotland.
Steven Ferguson, CEO of Ross County said, “We have always acknowledged that our commitment isn’t just 90 minutes on the pitch it is always about what we can contribute to our community and our area. People sometimes forget that we cover such a big area that has so many different challenges and I think the 5 charities we are working with address a lot of the issues that are most prevalent.”
“As a club, we are delighted to be working with 5 organisations that play a big part across the Highlands but also have diverse messages and services that cover big demographic ranges and not one specific group of people. Through this we will help organisations who are dealing with mental health, pallative care, child poverty, sickness and cancer support. We did a lot of work with various organisations last season and this campaign is about taking it to another level.”
Each team has met with their charity to familiarise themselves with the organisation they will be working with and begin planning on some of the initiatives and events that the teams will be working alongside our partners on.
#TeamMikeysline will consist of Billy Mckay, Connor Randall, Harry Paton, Tom Grivosti, Oli Shaw and Logan Ross
#TeamMaggies will consist of Ross Draper, Stephen Kelly, Keith Watson, Carl Tremarco and Ross Doohan
#TeamHospice will consist of Callum Morris, Alex Iacovitti, Coll Donaldson, Ross Laidlaw, Adam MacKinnon and Liam Fontaine
#TeamArchie will consist of Michael Gardyne, Ross Munro, Jordan Tillson, Ben Williamson and Regan Charles-Cook
#TeamCashforKids will consist of Josh Mullin, Josh Reid, Matthew Wright, Ross Stewart, Blair Spittal and Iain Vigurs
“We are delighted that Ross County have chosen Mikeysline as one of their partner charities this year. One of our aims continues to be breaking down the stigma associated with suicide and encouraging people to talk about it openly. Having the team on board should really help us get that message out and we look forward to working with them over the coming months.”
Donna Smith, Mikeysline
“We are delighted to be one of Ross County’s chosen charities for this season. It was great to meet our team and we are really looking forward working with them. It’s the perfect partnership as Ross County is rooted in the community and we both want to reach out and give local children the best possible future. Josh and the boys are going to be meeting some of our beneficiaries over the next couple of months to get a real feel for the work we’re doing in the Highlands. I’m sure that we’re working together we can make a difference.”
Lyndsay Rose, MFR Cash for Kids
“We are delighted that Ross County FC will again be supporting Maggie’s Highlands this season to help fundraising and raise awareness of how Maggie’s can support people living with Cancer across the Highlands. Everyone involved with the club have always been great advocates of Maggie’s and have always been so very supportive over the past few years of which we are thankful for”
Andrew Benjamin, Maggies
“The announcement of the partnership between Ross County Football Club and Team ARCHIE Highland is a tremendous moment for the charity. Their assistance will help us continue to transform the lives of the sick children and their loved ones here in the Highlands and Islands.
We are extremely grateful for the support of the club and the players who are working with us to raise vital funds particularly during these difficult times. The support will also help us to try to lift the spirits of our front line NHS workers who continue to do a phenomenal job. Ross County today have helped put a wee bit of a smile on our sick children’s faces, bringing a little bit of joy to their lives. Our grateful thanks to the whole of Ross County Football Club from myself and all at The ARCHIE Foundation.”
Mary Nimmo, Archie Foundation
“We are delighted to be chosen as one of Ross County’s charity partners for this season and appreciate their support particularly at this crucial time.”
“With all of our fundraising events on hold until spring next year, we very much look forward to working with RCFC over the coming months.”
Karen Duff, Highland Hospice