Celtic Charity Fund hits £100k mark for Glasgow Taxis' trip
By: Newsroom Staff on 20 Jun, 2012 13:48
CELTIC Charity Fund, the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club, has once again made a substantial donation to the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund for Sick Children.
Hoops legend Tom Boyd presented a cheque for £7,000 to fund the trip for 400 deserving kids, bringing to £100,000 the total contribution made by Celtic Charity Fund to the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund.
One of Glasgow’s best known charities, the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund, established in 1945, aims to provide a day of excitement and fun for up to 400 children.
The colourful convoy of black cabs left from Glasgow’s West End this morning (Wednesday) and travelled to Troon where the children will enjoy a fun-packed day including a disco, games, street party, packed lunches and sweets.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “Celtic is absolutely delighted to continue its support of the outing to Troon for a 14th successive year.
“The day out is an event which brings so much joy to so many children and the organisers and the taxi drivers involved deserve great credit for all their efforts and for the time and generosity they show all year round.
“Celtic is delighted to again sponsor this year’s event and break the £100,000 barrier in terms of backing this extremely worthwhile charity, now in its 68th year. We hope all involved have a fantastic day.”
Jo Reid of the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund for Sick Children commented, "We are thrilled that Celtic Charity Fund is continuing its support of our annual outing.
“We are extremely grateful and indebted to Celtic for the support which they have provided over many years.
“Their backing means so much to the children and their families who all look forward to this fantastic day and without their help we could not have delivered so many great events for so many special kids.”