Caledonia Gladiators are excited to announce a new partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital
Charity, the organisation behind the funding of much of the life-changing equipment, support
services and research at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital, Royal Hospital for Children.
GCHC will become a sponsor of the club through the end of this season, and all the 2023/24 BBL &
WBBL campaigns. They will sponsor Fahro Alihodzic’s jersey from the BBL side, and Erin
McGarrachan’s jersey from the WBBL side for the rest of this campaign.
Club owners, Steve, and Alison Timoney are huge advocates for the charity. Throughout the years,
they, their businesses, and family charity foundation have donated money, equipment and more to
help the hospital-based charity which is held extremely close to their hearts.
Kirsten Watson, CEO of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said: “The children and young people we
support are all gladiators in our eyes, so we couldn’t think of a more fitting partner than the
Caledonia Gladiators. We have been incredibly fortunate to benefit from a long-standing partnership
with the club, which has helped to raise vital funds and awareness for Glasgow Children’s Hospital
“Gladiators truly are an organisation rooted in their community, and we’d like to
express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved for their support through the years. Looking
ahead, we are so excited to see what we can achieve together with our renewed partnership.”
Last week, Fraser Malcolm, Téa Adams, and Chantelle Handy visited the charity’s base in the Royal
Hospital for Children, which is based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital near Govan. The trio
met some of the children who the charity supports, they were all excited to meet their basketball
After the visit, WBBL player/assistant coach, Chantelle Handy, said: “It was amazing to visit the
hospital last week and spend some time with the children. They were very excited to meet us and
spend time talking and getting to know one another. The hospital is doing a great job with these
children, making their experiences more comfortable and as fun as possible. As players and an
organisation if we can put a smile on their faces and spend some time with them to help with their
recovery, it would be our pleasure.”
Gladiators’ Sales and Sponsorship manager, Callum Mackie, said: “This charity is one that is close to
our heart; the outstanding work they do in support of young people and children aligns fully with the
core values within Caledonia Gladiators, which makes this announcement particularly special.
Together, we are committed to making a difference.”
Both parties are extremely excited about the future of the partnership and can’t wait to work together on a variety of projects, raising awareness for all the magnificent work which the charity delivers to children across Scotland.