In spite of the current global pandemic we are still working extremely hard to support our friends at Legion Scotland and Poppy Scotland.
We have enjoyed various successful initiatives over the years such as our boardroom day for war widows, inviting veterans to have lunch with our players, free transport and tickets for veterans and our Saturday night at the movies for veterans project. This is alongside our numerous donations to our partners at Legion Scotland and Poppy Scotland and the food parcels we have delivered to vets.
We are fully aware that during the current circumstances we cannot carry out these activities but the football club have demonstrated how much we value the sacrifice members of the armed forces have made over the years, and this Remembrance Day is no different.
Once again, we are being as creative as possible to ensure both these charities do not miss out. For the months of November and December we will give all local Legion Scotland members free access to Falkirk TV. We will also deliver a pie and a bovril so they can watch the game from home and fully recreate the match-day experience.
For our fixture on the 21st November we will donate the clubs share of virtual 50/50 to Poppy Scotland and Legion Scotland. Club staff, players and coaches will also be calling veterans during the next few months to check up on them and give some words of encouragement in this tough winter period.
In addition to this our home and away strips for our games against Partick Thistle on Saturday the 7th of November and Dumbarton on the 10th of November will proudly be adorned with the poppy. these will be auctioned off with a share of the proceeds being donated to Legion Scotland and Poppy Scotland.
Falkirk FC would like to thank GCSA for once again supporting us in our partnership with Legion Scotland and Poppy Scotland.
Kieran Koszary, Commercial Director at Falkirk FC said:
“Falkirk FC are extremely proud of our long standing relationships with both Legion Scotland and Poppy Scotland and due to the current restrictions in place, we felt it was more important than ever that we have robust plans in place to offer our support. The initiatives we have in place will provide support and comfort for veterans who will be finding this period extremely difficult. We hope they see a few virtual Falkirk goals which will put a smile on their faces” I would like to also thank our friends at GCSA for their ongoing commitment to supporting these 2 fantastic charities”
Dr Claire Armstrong, Chief Executive for Legion Scotland added:
“Our relationship with Falkirk FC is extremely important and although this year due to COVID we have been unable to hold our normal face to face comradeship events and we are unable to join in person for the Remembrance match, we are still very grateful for the clubs ongoing support for both Legion Scotland and Poppy Scotland.
“Like all of us, the club has adapted this year and provided contact and support in different ways to our veterans and we cannot thank them enough, as it really does make a difference.”
The GCSA (Grangemouth Contractors Safety Alliance) is a Committee of Contractor Managers and HSE advisors who are committed to reducing injuries, accidents and environmental impacts, thus ensuring both companies’ and legislative compliance within the Grangemouth complex, their vision being excellent Teamwork, great Attitudes and Diversification” encouraging participation from all the relevant HSE Teams to ensure the health and Safety of all Personnel on Site at Grangemouth.
Norman Stevenson, Chair of GSCA: “GCSA are proud to work with Falkirk Football Club and are privileged and honoured to continue supporting the Annual Veterans Day. We all currently live in difficult times in terms of the terrible pandemic which is affecting the whole world but this is different to what the brave men, women and children of the armed forces endure whilst defending our nation, so please enjoy the gifts provided by FFC this Remembrance Year.
GCSA continue to support the most worthy of causes, our organisation works tirelessly to ensure those employed at the Grangemouth Refinery work in a safe manner both in terms of the work they are contracted to do but also to protect members of the public and the environment we live and work in.
Our biggest campaign of recent years has been the creation of the multi-award winning #NoStigma initiative shown to you last year, and designed to increase mental health awareness in the workplace. The latest award we received was from Safety Groups UK, judged by the Awards team at SGUK and awarded the ‘Health Risks at Work Special Projects Award’ 2019 and presented to us at a Ceremony at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Westminster, London. If you haven’t already done so, please check out #NoStigma GCSA on You tube. If you have seen it, please watch it again”