Article Virtual Friendly - Bury Legends v Rangers Legends - Lee Rigby Memorial Trophy - July 4th at 3:00 pm

GTshaker1903

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Bury AFC’s Shakers Community, the Rangers Charity Foundation (@RFC_Charity) and the Lee Rigby Foundation (@leerigbyfdn) are delighted to announce their collaboration in a virtual friendly on July 4th at 3:00 pm.

The virtual friendly will feature a Bury Legends team and a Rangers Legends team playing for the Lee Rigby Memorial Trophy.

Covid 19 has disrupted the fundraising efforts of all three organisations with their main fundraisers all being postponed indefinitely. Following some discussions between Bury AFC and Rangers, the virtual friendly was born and the monies raised from this will be split equally between all three parties.

Fans and supporters who which to buy a virtual ticket are being asked to pay what they can spare.



With the monies raised Bury AFC will be investing in improving facilities for their disabled supporters with any additional monies earmarked for other community projects.

The Lee Rigby Foundation will be putting their share towards the purchase of a number of static caravans. These will be available to families who have lost a loved one in military service and for Veterans and their families who need a break.

The Rangers Charity Foundation will use their funds to continue to deliver a diverse range of charitable community programmes from diversity and inclusion to Health and wellbeing, in conjunction with managing the Ibrox Community Hub.

Donate to get your ticket now -
Thanks so much for being part of this really brilliant idea, im sure it is a first.
The Lee Rigby Foundation is such a worthy cause and deserves to be kept in the public awareness, brilliant by everyone concerned to make this work.
 

R11 BFC

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That has reminded me of another Scotland star player who we couldn't fit into our squad Bobby Collins
I wanted him picking, for the virtual boos (and the odd virtual missile thrown!) as an ex Hoop, by all the virtual Rangers fans!!!

Can you believe he played 75 times for us? And can anyone spot 'The Wee Barra' (RIP and Glaswegian talk apparently) on our squad photo from 1967/68. It's not as easy...with most players sat down: ;)

 

GTshaker1903

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I wanted him picking, for the virtual boos (and the odd virtual missile thrown!) as an ex Hoop, by all the virtual Rangers fans!!!

Can you believe he played 75 times for us? And can anyone spot 'The Wee Barra' (RIP and Glaswegian talk apparently) on our squad photo from 1967/68. It's not as easy...with most players sat down: ;)

Stewart Imlach and Eddie Colquhoun are two other Scotland internationals who we didnt manage to squeeze in our squad.
But the players we had to leave out like Stan Bowles, Sammy McIlroy, Alec Lindsey, George Heslop, all winners, speaks volumes about the Mighty Shakers
 

GTshaker1903

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Just to echo Seasider's post:

Info and Donations: Rangers Legends v Bury Legends Virtual Friendly for the Lee Rigby Foundation Trophy

It's great that we can actually watch as an Esports event as well...on all our various devices!

Even more important, for great causes, especially the Lee Rigby Foundation and whilst donations are whatever you can afford...quite a few are going for amounts that mean something, e.g. £19.87 (Lee's year of birth), £20.13 (the year Lee was murdered) or some date/number that means something to you/our clubs, e.g. £18.85 (the year we were formed)...you get the idea.

I've got paid today...so might even go for £47.87 (4/7/87 was Lee's date of birth). But there's no pressure...if someone can only afford a tenner or a fiver or a quid, that's fine. The match is on Saturday, 4th of July (Lee's birthday) at 3pm...

The Mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has told how Rangers fans have become “a second family” to her after her son’s death.

Lee's funeral at Bury Parish Church, with a packed Bury town centre (below)...it all fits man.

LEST WE FORGET:





This is a brilliant event and very fitting to honour the memory of Lee Rigby
Well done
 

GTshaker1903

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This is the only kind of football game we Bury fans have been reduced to.
The current custodian chairman, steve dale, has overseen the removal of football from Bury Football Club when he didnt comply with the EFL requests and got Bury FC ejected from the football league. Dale is an asset stripper who has liquidated his last 50 companies, admits he has no knowledge of football and didnt even know Bury had a football team when he aquired Bury FC for £1 from the previous chairman stewart day who had wracked up all kinds of debt against the ground with crazy car parking schemes thrown in for good measure. All of days companies are now in administration, but he is starting up again apparently, the company that leant the money on the ground is now in administration and is linked with Malta and the British Virgin Islands, so it couldnt be a more crazy mess. This is why the Bury fans are starting again with a fan owned club Bury AFC, to ensure the town has a football team to watch in the coming season.
 

GTshaker1903

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When this virtual friendly was first concieved we originally we were going to auction of a shirt and raise a few extra quid for the Lee Rigby Foundation.
When I chatted to his mum I was moved by her disappointment that the charity would have to wait to get a new caravan to help service personnel.
The friendly became a 3 way split at that point and I vowed to do my best to help them raise the funds for a caravan.
I thank everyone one of you that has dug deep so far and every pound is appreciated.
If you havent donated so far please throw in the cost of a pint or a coffee. All 3 beneficiaries can make great use of your money
 
Please remember that the Lee Rigby Foundation have lost their two biggest fundraisers this year due to COVID-19. One of them being the memorial match at Portsmouth. If you were planning on travelling to that game, please consider donating some of the cost towards the virtual game. It will make a difference. Rangers fans are the best in the world. Together we can all make this a huge success.

UTS & WATP
 

GTshaker1903

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When this virtual friendly was first concieved we originally we were going to auction of a shirt and raise a few extra quid for the Lee Rigby Foundation.
When I chatted to his mum I was moved by her disappointment that the charity would have to wait to get a new caravan to help service personnel.
The friendly became a 3 way split at that point and I vowed to do my best to help them raise the funds for a caravan.
I thank everyone one of you that has dug deep so far and every pound is appreciated.
If you havent donated so far please throw in the cost of a pint or a coffee. All 3 beneficiaries can make great use of your money
Well done for upgrading the idea, and what a fantastic event you have come up with - absolutely brilliant
 

Suttonger

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When this virtual friendly was first concieved we originally we were going to auction of a shirt and raise a few extra quid for the Lee Rigby Foundation.
When I chatted to his mum I was moved by her disappointment that the charity would have to wait to get a new caravan to help service personnel.
The friendly became a 3 way split at that point and I vowed to do my best to help them raise the funds for a caravan.
I thank everyone one of you that has dug deep so far and every pound is appreciated.
If you havent donated so far please throw in the cost of a pint or a coffee. All 3 beneficiaries can make great use of your money
I get paid next Friday so will make a wee donation then for such a great cause.
 

GTshaker1903

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Thanks so much for being part of this really brilliant idea, im sure it is a first.
The Lee Rigby Foundation is such a worthy cause and deserves to be kept in the public awareness, brilliant by everyone concerned to make this work.
When Rangers met Bury - a fabulous occasion, it was another first
STEVEN GERRARD enjoyed the best possible start to his reign as Rangers manager with his new-look squad confidently beating English League Two side Bury.

An incredible crowd of 41,015 decided to travel to Ibrox to take in tonight’s friendly match instead of watching the World Cup action on TV, and they were rewarded for their loyalty with the Light Blues in fine form on a glorious night in Govan.
I think you got a bit lucky though !!
 

GTshaker1903

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When Rangers met Bury - a fabulous occasion, it was another first
STEVEN GERRARD enjoyed the best possible start to his reign as Rangers manager with his new-look squad confidently beating English League Two side Bury.

An incredible crowd of 41,015 decided to travel to Ibrox to take in tonight’s friendly match instead of watching the World Cup action on TV, and they were rewarded for their loyalty with the Light Blues in fine form on a glorious night in Govan.
I think you got a bit lucky though !!
Who is Rangers most successful manager?
 

acousticblue

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As been said previously, covid19 has hit the charities hard, we have the chance to help out with something totally different, you don't need to put in huge donations, times are hard for a lot of people just now, but even the smallest donation will really help and be appreciated, you can make a difference to the charities involved.
This is what the Rangers fans do so consistently throughout the years, now with the Bury fans also buying tickets for the most important game during lockdown we can all make a difference, although I expect to hammer Bury at the game :cool: ,
 

GTshaker1903

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As been said previously, covid19 has hit the charities hard, we have the chance to help out with something totally different, you don't need to put in huge donations, times are hard for a lot of people just now, but even the smallest donation will really help and be appreciated, you can make a difference to the charities involved.
This is what the Rangers fans do so consistently throughout the years, now with the Bury fans also buying tickets for the most important game during lockdown we can all make a difference, although I expect to hammer Bury at the game :cool: ,
Join the queue of all the clubs that underestimate us just because we are Bury.
The number of teams that have sacked their manager after losing to Bury includes probably the most famous scalp of Manchester City when our Legend Paul Butler scored at Maine Road to win the match, and one of the Man City fans tore up his season ticket on the halfway line
 
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