GRAEME MURTY today helped the Rangers Charity Foundation promote its National Charity Partnership with Scottish Autism ahead of Saturday’s match against Dundee.
Prior to kick-off and at half-time, a specially created short film will be shown on the big screens in the Stadium, depicting the journey made by Jack, a young autistic Rangers fan, as he comes to see his favourite team play at Ibrox.
Based on the real life experiences of autistic people and their families, the short-film, which features a cameo by Rangers legend Mark Hateley, aims to portray how a simple journey for some, can be more challenging for an autistic person, with all its accompanying sights, sounds and other sensory challenges.
Graeme commented: “The players and staff really appreciate every fan who comes to support us and it is great that the Charity Foundation and Scottish Autism are working together to make it easier for people with autism to do that. I hope all supporters will enjoy seeing the video on Saturday.”
The short film is just one of the results of the Rangers Charity Foundation’s National Charity Partnership with Scottish Autism, which has seen the Foundation pledge to raise £20,000 this season to help fund the charity’s Autism Advice Line and to create a social area within its new residential service, Founders House.