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Sir Alex Ferguson Backs BB Campaign

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the Boys’ Brigade ahead of its latest recruitment drive.

Helping to launch the One For All campaign, the former Manchester United manager described his time in the 129th Glasgow Company as ‘a fantastic experience’, and underlined the benefits of membership.

Sir Alex said: “As a parent you give values to your children, which my parents did very well. Going to The Boys’ Brigade is an inspiration where you learn about teamwork, helping each other and that enjoyment of being in the BB is a fantastic experience.”

The One For All campaign is hoping to attract a new wave of children and young people to the 430 BB groups across Scotland. Each section – Anchor, Junior, Company and Senior – is being encouraged to grow their membership by at least one compared to this time last session.

Existing members are being encouraged to share their own experiences on social media, using the hashtag #MyBBadventure.

The BB is already working with more than 50,000 children and young people and more than 1,400 groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. 20,000 young people attend one of the 430 groups every week in Scotland.

Bill Stevenson, Director for the BB in Scotland, said: “The BB helps engage people of all ages and walks of life in activities they may never normally experience, welcoming members to become part of our BB extended family.

“From expeditions to nature trails, camps to canoeing and overseas trips, the BB gives young people the chance to grow and learn. To have Sir Alex Ferguson’s backing is also testament to the hard work we undertake across the country. He has gone from a boy from Govan to one of the world’s most famous footballing heroes using his leadership and team working skills gained through the BB.”

Bill added: “We want to encourage young people to volunteer and discover their inner talents in a place where we actively nurture and offer endless opportunities for everyone. We recognise the high importance of volunteers in our organisation, and hope more people consider joining our supportive network.

For more information visit the Boys' Brigade website.

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