Celtic donate £10,000 to Glasgow Children's Hospital during visit

The Celtic squad and manager Brendan Rodgers made their annual visit to the hospital on Monday.

Celtic donate £10,000 to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity during annual Christmas visit SNS Group

Celtic Football Club have presented a donation of £10,000 from their charity foundation during a visit to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Brendan Rodgers and his squad, including first team stars such as Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt O’Riley and Callum McGregor, made a trip to the hospital on Monday.

During the visit the club presented the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity with the donation from the Celtic Foundation via this year’s Christmas Appeal.

During the visit McGregor said: “This is always a big day for us and we are delighted to make this special Christmas visit once again to the hospital.

“The visits such as this which we make really give us all perspective and really importantly remind us of the real difficulties which so many people face.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 04: Celtic's Yuki Kobayashi, Yang Hyun-Jun, David Turnbull and Anthony Ralston alongside young fan Jaxon during a Celtic Football Club Christmas visit to the Royal Hospital for Children, on December 04, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)SNS Group

“We realise it can be such a hard time for children and their families who are in hospital at this time of year. We hope that in some way our visit can put a smile on their faces and lift their spirits.

“It is important that we also thank the staff at the hospital for all they do all year round. They make such a positive difference to the children and they deserve huge praise for the fantastic work they do right across the year.

“Everyone at the club wishes all the children at the hospital and the staff, a very Merry Christmas.”

Kirsten Watson, CEO of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “It was such a pleasure to welcome the Celtic players today.

“There has been real excitement at the hospital, as so many children got the opportunity to meet their heroes during what can be a very difficult time.

“The generous donation from Celtic FC Foundation is also very gratefully received.

“This will be crucial in helping children and families who are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone at the club and the Foundation for their continued support.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code