Children who are supported by north east charity The Archie Foundation are being given more reasons to cheer thanks to Aberdeen Football Club’s (AFC) main sponsor, TEXO.
TEXO is donating 10 tickets for every home game at the Pittodrie club to help families supported by the foundation and NHS staff create special memories.
Lynne Brooks, partnership manager at The Archie Foundation, said: “Many of our families are in and out of the hospital on a regular basis. We have families who have experienced a close family bereavement and we have our amazing NHS colleagues who have worked so tirelessly over recent years who are all benefiting from the incredibly kind donation from TEXO and AFC. Having these tickets to bring a little joy to the weekends is something everyone at Archie is thrilled about.”
One of the charity’s ambassadors, Baxter Dick, 10, was among the first children to benefit from the new agreement.
His Mum, Ailsa Dick, said: “Everyone at AFC was so kind – we were treated like VIPs. Baxter was really excited and we all had such a wonderful experience, it is certainly a day that we’ll remember for a long time to come.”
TEXO is a long-standing supporter of The Archie Foundation, the official charity of Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Aberdeen Neonatal Unit, providing sponsorship for events and supporting projects within the hospital.
The Archie Foundation provides vital services and support transforming experiences and outcomes in healthcare and bereavement for local children and families.
Chris Smith, TEXO Group Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be able to offer The Archie Foundation tickets for home matches at AFC as part of our ongoing support for the charity. The tickets are just the beginning of the partnership with AFC and Archie and we are looking forward to making more memories as the season goes on.”
Sarah McColl, Partnerships Manager from Aberdeen Football Club added: “We are really excited that over the coming two seasons we will be welcoming children and their families from The Archie Foundation to Pittodrie for a great match day experience. The response from families so far has been wonderful and it is great to see the children and their families enjoying the AFC experience.”
Baxter Dick, alongside TEXO Financial Director, Gordon Watt, with gifted 22-23 season shirt.