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Celtic Donate £150,000 To Aid NHS Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic

Celtic Donate £150,000 To Aid NHS Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic

Celtic, through The Celtic FC Foundation, have pledged to donate £150,000 to aid NHS staff and society's most-vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The club will look to feed 250 people a day at Celtic Park, providing them with three meals every day.

The Hoops stated that they've taken this course of action to provide assistance to 'families, pensioners, individuals who have been affected financially by the crisis, the homeless and frontline NHS staff who are going above and beyond to protect each and every one of us.'

Tony Hamilton, Celtic FC Foundation’s chief executive, says that the primary goal of the initiative is to aid 'organisations who care for vulnerable pensioners, the homeless community and those who run Foodbanks. And we will play our part in helping frontline NHS staff who work tirelessly for all of us.'

Hamilton also added that this news wasn't about a fundraising effort, but expressed that people who would usually help in these situations could no longer be called on.

This is primarily about helping people with the money we have, it’s not about fundraising, although we would clearly like to do more as we could be in this for the long haul. We know that a lot of people who normally help Celtic FC Foundation will not be able to help this time...

We are very grateful for anything you can do to help us further protect our vulnerable neighbours through this crisis. Thank you from everyone at the Club and the Foundation.

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Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell expressed that these actions go hand-in-hand with the reasons why Celtic was first formed.

Our club was born to bring comfort to the most vulnerable on our doorstep and we strive to maintain that charitable principle today, through the work of Celtic FC Foundation...

The Celtic support have continually epitomised the essence of our Club in their charitable actions and I hope that this Fund will provide a focus for a concerted team effort to provide a lifeline to so many.

The Foundation stated that the donation will be an initial six-figure donated through the Football for Good fund. The foundation will adhere to social distancing practices throughout their drive.

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Sean Meehan

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