Donations towards a charity drive organised by Celtic fan group The Green Brigade have passed the £10,000 mark over the last few days, as they continue their efforts in supporting the NHS front line.
They’ve been providing hampers to NHS staff on wards across Scotland, including items such as toiletries and treats designed to boost the morale of under-pressure workers.
Initially taking on the task themselves, they opened up donations to the wider Hoops support and beyond, a call which has apparently been answered in a big way.
It was announced via Twitter account North Curve Celtic that donations stood at £10,262.25 as of Sunday May 3rd, with a collection of photos of staff and patients thanking the group for their efforts.
£10,262.25 is the current total of donations received for our NHS fund. Thank you to everyone who has donated and continues to support the care workers on the frontline and their patients.
— North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) May 3, 2020
Charity has been at the focus of Celtic’s entire response to the ongoing health crisis with the club’s Foundation having as much as £300,000 available to help organisations that aid the most vulnerable in society.
That is of course in keeping with the ethos of the club’s formation.
It’s fantastic to see both supporters and club staff taking steps to make a positive impact in a time when people need direct support.
Away from all the drama surrounding Scottish football, it’s important to remember this is what matters most and that Celtic are a massive part of the community at large, not just a team kicking a ball about.
You can find details on how to donate to the Green Brigade’s NHS fund via Twitter.