A podcasting football fan has raised £500 for refugees in Scotland – with a little help from supporters of Kilmarnock FC

When Martin Wall heard about the plight of people fleeing war in Ukraine, he decided to act. Martin, who has a young daughter himself, organised a raffle to help refugees arriving in Scotland. Prizes included a Kilmarnock shirt signed by the league winning squad and loads of goodies donated by local businesses.

Football fan Martin runs the 2 Clubs 1 Love podcast dedicated to his two favourite teams, Shrewsberry FC and Kilmarnock FC. Martin discovered his love for Killie after moving Ayrshire. He also remains a keen supporter of his hometown team, Shrewsbury.

Martin said: “After watching recent events, I wanted to give a small something back with the help of others.”

There was a fantastic response from Kilmarnock supporters and tickets sold like hot cakes. A phenomenal £500 was raised! We’ll use the money to provide comfort and support to refugees and people seeking asylum.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Martin and to everyone who so generously supported this fantastic fundraiser by donating prizes and buying raffle tickets.

If you’d like to organise a fundraising event to help refugees you can find out more here.

Header image: Kilmarnock FC supporter Martin Wall presents Cathy Jamieson (one of the club’s directors) with a cheque for Scottish Refugee Council 

Rachel Lamb
Author: Rachel Lamb