FOOTBALL fans in Scotland get a bad name and reputation at times and few people seem to talk up the good work that they do for their clubs, their communities or charity.

Sometimes the negative headlines are justified but it is only right that we praise people when they do good and the Rangers support do some wonderful things for people across the country.

Tonight I will be at the Sherbrook Hotel on behalf of the club to congratulate the Rangers Supporters Erskine Appeal. They have raised more than £800,000 in the last three years for Erskine Hospital and I am delighted to be asked to go along and thank them for the great work that they have done and that they will continue to do.

This is the fourth time that they have held a dinner in Glasgow and the money they have been able to donate to Erskine really is incredible. It is a wonderful effort.

I know the RSEA is a charity that is close to the hearts of the Rangers support and the effort that they put in to raise money and support the Veterans is wonderful. They are a credit to themselves and the club.

Two of the famous faces that were so influential with the RSEA were the legendary Harold Davis and Johnny Hubbard, both of whom are sadly no longer with us.

The there will be two seats empty at the top table tonight as a mark of respect and I am sure everyone will be thinking of Harold and Johnny.

I also need to mention the fundraising efforts on behalf of David Hagen, who was sadly diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and is fighting that horrible illness.

There have been dinners and events over the last few weeks and a Rangers XI will face a Hearts and Falkirk XI at The Falkirk Stadium on Sunday, October 21.

The work that people are doing to raise money for David and his family is fantastic and I wish him all the best in his battle.