Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Football legend backs Glasgow’s Hospice #GoGold

Make 2021 the year Glasgow goes Gold

Go Run it…Go Swim it…Go Smash it… Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice


Former Rangers captain and Scotland international footballer Barry Ferguson is backing Glasgow’s Hospice sporting challenge “Go Gold” to be a sporting winner.


Now one of Scotland’s leading football pundits, Barry urged everyone and anyone to get involved and support the vital work of the city’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice during these extra challenging times.


The year-long campaign, Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice, encourages people of all ages and all abilities to pick a challenge – any challenge - and get sponsored to help raise vital funds for Glasgow’s Hospice.


The beauty of it is that individuals tailor their own challenge but are part of something really big and inclusive can work brilliantly to boost activity and so benefit mental health ... and is ideal as motivation for small to medium business workforces to adopt a moral benefiting physical and mental health well-being initiative.


Barry said: “It's been a really difficult year for everyone and hopefully 2021 will see us all getting out of our houses more often and enjoying more exercise and sport than we've been able to do in 2020.


“With that in mind, I'm delighted to support The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice's Go Gold! campaign. It really gives us all the chance to get fitter, enjoy outdoor activities and raise much needed funds for a fantastic organisation that does so much for so many people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, right here in the heart of Glasgow.”


The campaign urges people to set themselves a goal and have fun achieving it, all while helping raise much-needed funds for Glasgow’s Hospice so it can continue caring for people and their families.


Barry adds: “It doesn't matter what challenge you take on - it could be doing keepy-uppies with the kids in the garden, a sponsored run or swim or even something like climbing the height of Ben Nevis by walking up and down the stairs in your house. Every penny raised will go towards making life easier for the people and their families who need it most.


“Scots love their sport and this is a great way of getting out and doing something for a laugh, while helping a great cause and I'm sure it will be a massive success throughout the year.”


Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, comments: “We are absolutely delighted that Barry has gotten on board with Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice and we thank him for this support.


“The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has been caring for the people of Glasgow and their families for decades. As a charity, this care is free but we need to raise £3milllion each year in order to continue.


“That’s why Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice is so important. It means that no matter what your ability, no matter what your age and no matter what you choose as your challenge, you can do anything you want and help raise vital funds to help keep our hospice doing what it does best - caring for people.”


Here’s how to get involved:

Visit the PPWH campaign’s website

  • Check out some ideas you could do.
  • Get inspiration from other people’s fundraising activities.
  • Pick a challenge and Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice.


The campaign also hopes to run some planned hospice events later in the year and people can register for these just now by clicking on their preferred event on the website.