Glasgow Clan Fundraiser

Glasgow Clan Fundraiser

Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey team kindly chose us as their fundraising partner for their annual Pride Night. On Friday January 20th, at their game against Nottingham Panthers at Clan’s home ground of Braehead Arena, Clan players wore specially designed Pride jerseys. These were then auctioned off following the game, raising an amazing £8,860 for us!

Prior to the game, our team hosted a stall in the foyer of the arena, to allow Clan’s fans, The Purple Army, to learn more about TIE and the work we do. Our Co-Founder / Director Jordan Daly and footballer Zander Murray carried out the ceremonial puck drop, to kick off the game. As Scotland’s first senior male professional footballer to come out, Zander advocates for LGBT sportspeople and fans.

A member of our staff David Sinclair mentioned the idea of supporting TIE as official Pride game charity partner. After researching the fantastic work that TIE carry out in terms of LGBTQ+ education, it reflected the strong values and beliefs of our organisation, and supported by our fantastic fanbase. Our home game vs the Nottingham Panthers raised an incredible £8,860 for TIE and very worthwhile cause. We would recommend to anyone looking for a charity partner to work with Jordan, Liam and Claire.”

Gareth Chalmers Managing Director, Glasgow Clan

We are hugely grateful to the staff and players of Glasgow Clan, and the fans - the Purple Army - for their generosity in raising such a large amount of money. This donation will help us to develop more resources for teachers, ensuring that LGBT young people, and those with LGBT family members, see themselves and their lives reflected in their learning. Prejudice related to being LGBT is still common in schools across Scotland, and this support from Glasgow Clan helps us to address this to ensure that all young people can be confident in who they are, and free from prejudice, while at school.”

Jordan Daly and Liam Stevenson Co-Founder / Directors, Time for Inclusive Education (TIE)

We are massively thankful to Glasgow Clan for the opportunity to allow The Purple Army to show such incredible support for us, and for inviting us to attend the game and raise further awareness of our work. We were honoured to be involved in helping Clan and the Elite Ice Hockey League celebrate and promote LGBT representation and inclusivity in sport across the UK.

The EHL runs from September – April with Clan’s home games hosted at Braehead arena. To find out more, visit Clan’s website here.

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