Our event to raise funds for local causes on Saturday 9 May runs from 12pm to just past midnight.
We’re streaming classic Motherwell moments throughout the day to raise money for Chris’s House, the Motherwell FC Community Trust and The Well Society.
You can still donate to help us reach our target. Our virtual kiosk will be open all throughout the day, you can enter our signed shirt draw and also keep making donations if you can.
Please donate here.
To watch along, head to our Facebook page from 12pm on Saturday.
To encourage as much donations as possible, we will live stream to all who wish to watch.
We’ve been lucky enough to find rarely-seen footage from throughout our history, going back as far as 1921 Scottish Cup matches against Ayr United and Partick Thistle.
There are some real treats for Motherwell fans to enjoy throughout the day. You can follow our schedule to see what you want to see, or rewind and playback at any point.
Archive footage from the 1920s to 1950s
Including Scottish Cup matches from 1921 and the club’s various Scottish Cup final and semi-final appearances
The 1952 Scottish Cup final
Highlights from the match and video from the celebrations back in Motherwell
The first batch of assorted highlights from down the years chosen by the fans, including a win in our last visit to Broomfield.
Rangers v Motherwell play-off first leg
The full 90 minutes plus behind-the-scenes footage from the 2015 match.
Every goal from 2019/20
Relive all the competitive goals from the season so far.
The second batch of assorted highlights from down the years, including Mitchell van der Gaag’s stunner v Dunfermline.
The Class of 1991
Footage from all the matches on the run to winning the 1991 Scottish Cup, with interviews from the players and staff.
1960 – 1979
Match highlights from the era, including the 3-2 win over Celtic in 1976.
Motherwell v Rangers play-off second leg
The full 90 minutes, behind-the-scenes footage and the on-field celebrations from the 2015 match.
The third batch of assorted highlights from down the years, including the 2017/18 League Cup and Scottish Cup semi-finals.
Motherwell v Liverpool
The full match from 1986 as a full-strength Reds team travelled to mark our centenary.
Motherwell in Europe
Highlights from almost every game from the full 90 our first ever away trip to Katowice in 1991 through to highlights of the most-recent affairs.
Why we are doing this
We live in unprecedented times, with the spread of Covid-19 costing people their lives, causing many others to fall ill, putting strain on key workers and also creating difficult life conditions for the general population through uncertainty over employment, money and health, and also having a psychological impact due to the current social isolation guidelines.
We want to use our platform, our supporter base and our reach to the wider world to raise money to help those affected as a consequence of what is happening.
This fundraising initiative is operated on behalf of the Motherwell FC Community Trust. All donations will also be subject to Gift Aid, which will see us being able to reclaim tax to add a further 25p to our total for every £1 spent. It will not cost you any extra.
“The current situation is having a real and immediate impact on people’s lives,” Motherwell FC chief executive Alan Burrows said.
“We want to use our platform to raise money to try and offer support in the areas we’ve identified – namely Chris’s House, who work tirelessly to help with the mental health issues which may come from current circumstances, and also our Community Trust, who amongst other things are continuing to ensure food is available for local children who may go without some meals while schools are off.
“We have set an initial target which we hope people will see as a challenge we can all get involved in to hit. All donations will go towards making a huge impact in the local community as we try and get through this together.”
Primarily, this is why we have partnered with Chris’s House. Chris’s House stands for ‘Centre of Help, Response and Intervention Surrounding Suicide’ and has been set up to offer a safe environment where people in crisis may have a respite from their current unwellness, by finding refuge in Chris’s House and involvement in an individually tailored programme to offer support and respite through their journey.
Their aims are to reduce the number of people dying as a result of mental health, to support those affected by suicide and raise awareness of it, to work in partnership with other agencies in Scotland that could help with their aims, and to reduce stigma and ‘taboo’ around suicide and mental health.
The current situation will be having an untold and profound impact on people’s mental health, during a time where the majority of our time has to be spent indoors. We want to support Chris’s House to help people who need their support and expertise.
Chris’s House was founded by Anne Rowan, a Wishaw mum with a passionate vision for a crisis centre established in memory of her son Chris, whom she lost to suicide in 2011 at the age of 36. In the years following Chris’s death, Anne experienced an overwhelming sense of guilt. Her hair fell out, she lost her balance and couldn’t go out unaided.
She turned her attention to taking action – through the creation of Chris’s House, a ‘Centre for Help, Response and Intervention Surrounding Suicide’. It is the first 24 hour, non-medical crisis centre in Scotland offering integrated support. The cosy rooms have each been carefully designed to offer guests an environment they can feel comfortable in. The generosity of families that have been touched by the work Chris’s House have accomplished have raised the funds or made donations to allow for the space offer calm and wellbeing.
Motherwell FC Community Trust
Our own Community Trust are also working hard to support local people during these difficult times. Primarily, through funding, they are helping to provide a range of food packages throughout the area, addressing holiday hunger for local school children.
As well as being a vital point of call for resources and support for the local population, they are also continuing to deliver coaching programmes to hundreds of children who normally train at Fir Park on a daily basis, with classes now being delivered online by our first team players.
The Well Society
Then, finally, The Well Society is the fan-ownership group which owns Motherwell Football Club. Any supporter can join to become a part-owner of their club, and we are raising money to help support them and, in turn, the club as it continues to plan for the future during the present uncertainty, as well as to offer assistance in the club’s continued outreach in the area during these times.
Buy your “tickets” now and donate to our Motherwell v Covid-19 fundraising.