Match winning Scotland rugby shirts donated to frontline staff at QE2 Hospital

Left to right are Matt Fagerson – Scotland Rugby, frontline staff – Andrew Wilson, Denise Wilkinson, Neil Howie, Caroline Curran, Angela Wood, and Scott Cummings – Scotland RugbyImage credit: Scottish Rugby/ SNS Group

By Democrat reporter

Following’s Scotland’s victorious outing over Wales at the weekend, three match winning shirts have been donated to hospitals across Greater Glasgow and Clyde in recognition of the ongoing hard work of frontline staff in response to the virus.

The jerseys – autographed by the squad that recorded a 14-10 success at Llanelli on Saturday – are being delivered to hospitals throughout the country and within NHSGGC includes the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (pictured), Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Pictured, 23-year-old Scott Cummings, the 14-times capped Glasgow Warriors second row, who played in the game in Wales, and his club-mate, Matt Fagerson, 22, who played at No 8 in last month’s win against Georgia and has seven caps.

The pair were there to hand over the jerseys and meet some of the frontline staff responsible for delivering care to patients throughout the pandemic.

Scott Cummings said: “NHS staff routinely put in some shift and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring.

“The boys and the management from the national team know the staff have been at the frontline now for eight months and it’s unrelenting.

“It’s a fight the entire country is in and we really appreciate everything they do for all of us. We just wanted to say thank you and underline that there’s no let-up in our support for them.”

The jerseys will be displayed at each hospital site for staff and patients to see and to remind them of team Scotland’s support.

Jonathan Best, Chief Operating Officer for acute services at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:  “The Scottish rugby team has made a lovely donation with these match winning jerseys and this will mean a lot to our frontline staff who have worked extremely hard throughout the pandemic.

“We’re thankful to the Scotland Rugby team, and wish them all the best in their autumn campaign.”

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