The club’s Supporters Association organised a collection on their bus to the game which was held two days before ‘Purple Day’ which is designed to encourage conversations around epilepsy and to provide assurance to people with the condition that they are not alone.
There was also a bucket collection at Ochilview with the game a very special one to everyone at the club as it was a great opportunity to mark a decade since the passing of club supporter Martin Kelly whose family were special guests of the club.
Owen Coyle’s players warmed up in purple Epilepsy Scotland T-shirts which had the name Kelly on them as well as the number one to mark Martin’s role as the goalkeeper with the club’s Supporters team.
The T-Shirts have all now been autographed by the squad and will be handed over to the Supporters Association, the Supporters Team, Epilepsy Scotland and the Kelly family, who also accepted a goalkeepers top from Calum Ferrie, as mementoes and for further fundraising.
Kieran Koszary, Head of Commercial at the club said: “Thank to everyone who contributed to the collection for Epilepsy Scotland. The charity are delighted with the amount raised and I would ask everyone to stay tuned as substantial donation to the same charity is set to land this month as well.”