Celtic Christmas cheer for Yorkhill kids
By: Newsroom Staff on 13 Dec, 2011 16:25
THE Celtic first team today visited Yorkhill Children´s Hospital and brought some Christmas cheer to hundreds of youngsters.
The players distributed gifts from the club and also handed over a £3,000 donation from Celtic Charity Fund to the Schiehallion Unit for seriously ill children.
Celtic Captain Scott Brown said: “We are delighted to be visiting Yorkhill Hospital again this year.
“Many of the kids at Yorkhill face real challenges and we understand that Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for them and their families.
“It is very humbling to meet these kids and see the bravery they show in tackling these challenges.
“The club´s connection with Yorkhill is very important to the players, and today´s visit is one we are very pleased to be making.”
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell added: “Celtic has always been much more than a football club and it is important that, at all times we play an important role in the wider community..
“The club is delighted to have enjoyed such a long and positive connection with Yorkhill Hospital.
“Our Charity Fund is delighted to contribute again to the magnificent work carried out at the hospital and our players are very pleased to visit and bring some Christmas cheer to some very deserving children.”