Praise has been getting heaped onto Celtic after they announced the first stage of plans for the Football for Good Fund.

The club has set up the fund, through the Celtic FC Foundation, to help communities and those in urgent need of food and supplies during the current health pandemic.

Celtic have taken charitable action

Celtic have taken charitable action (Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Celtic revealed news of the venture last Friday. However, in updated plans, they announced that they will commence with an initial £170k sum. This will see the club work initially with local partners such as FARE Scotland, the Salvation Army, and Help the Homeless to name a few.

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And, reacting to the news, FARE Scotland and others were quick to thank and praise the club for their efforts during the current crisis:

More to come from Celtic

By all accounts, this is just the first step from the club when it comes to their charitable actions during the current pandemic.

Celtic stated in their announcement yesterday that they’re looking to provide a contribution to try and feed frontline NHS staff in Glasgow. The club is still trying to find a partner in order to do this.

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In addition to that, the Hoops have extended their support to vulnerable communities in cities such as London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Belfast respectively. It’s a massively positive opening step in what will surely make a big difference to certain people’s lives.

Peter Lawwell made comments in Celtic's statement

Peter Lawwell made comments in Celtic’s statement (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic have stated that their priority remains putting food on the table combined with urgent essentials. It’s a big move, and one that we should have a responsibility to carry out given the wealth of the club.

There has been no update on when to expect another announcement, but this is clearly a long-term venture. Hopefully, the Hoops can continue making an impact on a wider scale wherever possible.

But going by the thankfulness of the charities who have already received donations, it’s clear that Celtic are already proving to be a force for good in these challenging times.

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