ARCHIE chosen as Inverness Caledonian Thistle charity of the season

The ARCHIE Foundation is delighted to have been chosen as Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC charity for the upcoming season.

The club already works with the charity through supporting Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail. One of the 200 trail statues is located at the Caledonian Stadium, where the popular comic character can be seen sporting the new ICT 25 commemorative strip.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle captain Carl Tremarco alongside Dawn Cowie, ARCHIE Highland fundraiser and Caley Wullie. (Photo: Sandy McCook/The Press & Journal)

ARCHIE is set to benefit from a number of activities and promotions during the season with players and management attending promotional events and the club will also support the Foundation throughout the year.

The charity’s logo will appear on all of Caley’s Media Backdrops for SPFL games and there will be regular mentions on the Club Social Media channels and an advert will appear on the club’s Digital Match Programme.

ICTFC Chief Executive Officer, Scot Gardiner, said: “Having followed the work of The ARCHIE Foundation across the north east of Scotland, the club is delighted to be able to support the Foundation’s fantastic work in the Highlands.

“We are proud to name The ARCHIE Foundation as our nominated charity for this historic season when we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary, especially as we look to continue our long standing commitment to charities which benefit the local area. To be able to do so with a Scottish icon as famous as Oor Wullie, makes it all the more fun for the children of all ages who come along to the Caledonian Stadium.”

Dawn Cowie, the Foundation’s Regional Fundraising Officer in the Highlands, said: “We are over the moon to be ICTFC’s charity of choice for the forthcoming season. It is a real honour and we can’t wait to work with them over the coming months. ARCHIE will be sure to benefit from the high exposure from ICTFC and the thousands of supporters who follow their team.

“Having the players at the Children’s Ward at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, at Christmas was a real boost to the young ones and it’s clear that the visit also had an effect on the club. I’d like to thank the club for its support and we wish them all the best in their bid to reach the Scottish Premiership.”