RANGERS fans battling serious illnesses have been given the chance to meet their footballing heroes.

The Rangers Charity Foundation enables those receiving treatment for devastating illnesses to have a much-needed boost as they are nominated to experience a 'Dream Day' with the squad.

Through the 'Dream Fund' initiative, 10 nominees visited the club's training centre for an autograph session and to watch the squad train.

This was followed by a special lunch and tour of Ibrox.

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Evelyn Wilson, who is receiving treatment for cancer, was nominated for a Dream Day experience by her friend Karen.

Evelyn said: “Today was truly inspirational and really special.

“Knowing I was going to get the chance to spend time with Rangers heroes, it certainly helped get me out my bed this morning”

Jock Carstairs, who is also battling cancer, added: “It’s like all your Christmases rolled into one.

"To meet your heroes is just unreal.”

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First Team Player Ryan Jack commented: “It is great for us as players to have these days.

"It goes a long way the support we get from the fans and it’s great to be able to give something back and put a smile on people’s faces who are going through a tough time.”

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Manager Giovanni Van Bronckhorst said: “People are in very difficult situations and sometimes all you can do is help them and make sure you are thinking of them.

"Of course, they are huge Rangers fans and to have them here, to give autographs and just talk about the situation really helps them.

"I think it is a very good thing that the Foundation invites them so we can make a little time in their lives special.”

To be considered for a Rangers Charity Dream Fund experience, children and adults must be nominated using a nomination form, which can be found online at www.rangerscharity.org.uk. 

To watch a video of the Dream Day, click here