Ange, Kyogo and more deliver Celtic smiles with brilliant gesture from Lennoxtown today

By John McGinley

December 13, 2021

Ange Postecoglou and players from the Celtic squad today took part in a virtual event with patients from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

Over the years Celtic have paid many visits to the wards to bring a bit of Christmas cheer and while restrictions make that difficult right now, they still took time out of their day to bring smiles to the faces of many.

Kirsten Watson, CEO, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said: “It was a joy to welcome the Celtic players virtually to the hospital today. We’re so grateful that the players took time out of their busy training schedules to bring so many smiles and happiness to our young patients, who eagerly await this visit every year.

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“While we miss seeing the players in person, the virtual visits are still lots of fun and make such a difference to children in hospital at Christmas. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the club for their continued support.”

The club stated that across a number of zoom calls, the squad met kids from a range of wards at the hospital. It comes after Celtic FC Foundation made a £10,000 donation to support the work of the charity last week. The club also delivered Christmas presents for kids to open.

Celtic captain Callum McGregor said: “While the restrictions make it difficult for us to make our normal visit to the hospital, it is really important for us that we get the chance to meet the kids and send our best wishes at Christmas.

“It is really humbling to see these kids and the real difficult challenges many of them face, but we want them to know we are thinking of them all. We know Christmas can be a hugely difficult time for the children and their families, but we are right with them.

“We also send our thanks and best wishes to all the staff who do such a brilliant job in caring for so many children in need.”

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