Celtic Foundation chief executive Tony Hamilton has discussed the reasons behind the club’s latest charity campaign, the Evening Times reports.

Late on Friday evening, the Celtic website announced the start of the Football for Good Fund, which has already raised £150,000 to help those most affected by the current global pandemic.

Hamilton, whose Celtic Foundation charity have raised the money, explained that this could only be the start of what could be a long campaign.

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The outside of Celtic Park

The outside of Celtic Park (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“These are exceptional and surreal times for all of us” he said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“Primarily about helping people”

“What was normal even a week ago has gone…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.”

As Celtic were founded on the principles of charity, then it seemed inevitable that the club would announce something to help those in need during the current crisis.

Celtic fans

Celtic fans / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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However, what the Hoops have announced so far is perhaps beyond what most fans would have been thought possible.

Could be the start of a long campaign

As Tony Hamilton points out though, it is only the start of what could be a long campaign. It is fortunate that the club’s Foundation was set up to help those in need.

Celtic on-pitch performances have made fans proud in the last few years. The club have won the last 10 domestic trophies in a row.

Now the club’s off-field work looks set to make the fans proud, as the football shutdown goes on.

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