Just recently we reported on the fiasco surrounding the Founders Trail application for a stall at this years Gibson Street Festival.
We were refused the opportunity to further promote our wonderful story and raise funds for charity on the strength of four complaints the organisers had received after we’d manned what was a very successful stall at last years event.
One complaint had stated that ” The festival shouldn’t be aligning itself with a bigoted organisation.
The full story is in here.
It was deeply disappointing for us as our Founders had all settled in the West End of the City upon arriving in Glasgow in 1871 and this was something we were very keen to promote within that community.
On Sunday i received a phone call from the committee of the larger event which is the West End Festival saying that they were fully aware of the way we’d been treated by the Gibson Street Festival and that they’d be ”delighted if we would accept their offer of a Stall at their event on Sunday 9th June. ”
They were keen to highlight that our Stall , as had been the case when we attended two years ago, would enhance the event and would add something a little bit different.
We were delighted to accept.
We’ve always seen the Founders story as an educational project telling the quite remarkable story of a group of kids who came into Glasgow from rural Scotland and formed one of the world’s greatest sporting institutions.
It’s pure Hollywood but it happened here on the streets of Glasgow.
This will also ensure that our chosen charities, helped enormously with the humbling fund-raising undertook by the Rangers support , won’t miss out.
See you all on Sunday 9th June.