Celtic FC Foundation raises £1.3m to support vulnerable and at risk groups during pandemic

By John McGinley

May 17, 2021

Celtic FC Foundation have now raised £1.3m through the ‘Football For Good Fund’ to support vulnerable and at risk groups during the ongoing pandemic.

A statement read: “For more than a year, Celtic FC Foundation have provided support to the most vulnerable, at-risk groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, under the banner, ‘Football for Good Fund’ (FFGF), and we’ve now reached £1.3million through the Fund, including our 2020 Christmas Appeal.

“Back in March 2020, we were forced to pause our traditional project delivery and fundraising activities, with the entire focus of the Foundation being redirected to alleviating the evolving complications of the COVID-19 crisis in our communities.

“We have worked with 82 partner charities, schools and community organisations to supply urgent and vital food and essentials, assistance to challenge fuel poverty, and mental health support to those who need it most in Scotland, Ireland, the wider UK, and overseas.”

Close to 23,000 families, 14,000 pensiors and 10,400 homeless people have been supported by the fundraising effort.

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The club have also provided 11,000 hot meals to NHS staff.

It’s a magnificent effort from Tony Hamilton and his team at the foundation, as well as all the supporters who have been so generous in donating time and money over the last year.

The Foundation roots the club into the historical ethos of Celtic and is a crucial operation.

We should be proud so much money has been raised as they continue to help vulnerable communities through the problems facing society right now.

In other news, Celtic need to make pathway from Youth Academy to first-team a lot clearer.