Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to announce that a phenomenal total in excess of £16K was raised during the recent ‘The Tommy Burns Story’ live shows at the King’s Theatre.
Following the wonderful success of the show’s debut run at Celtic Park’s Kerrydale Suite back in November 2021, the play returned for five sell-out shows over three days from July 7-9, this time at one of Glasgow’s iconic theatre venues.
Once again, audiences were left captivated by a perfect mix of humour and emotion, as the show perfectly chronicled the story of the self-proclaimed ‘supporter who got lucky’. From growing up in the Calton, to playing for and managing the club he loved, the play covered the three things he cherished above all else – his family, his faith and his football.
Just as he did back in November, playwright, Davie Carswell very generously donated a percentage of the ticket sales to the club’s charitable arm, as well as offering for the Foundation to receive 100 per cent of the proceeds raised through the sale of the programmes at each performance.
As Tommy so famously said, ‘They’re there and they’re always there’ and yet again, the Celtic support proved him right, with their tremendous backing of this initiative across all five shows.
We are extremely grateful to Davie and everyone involved in ‘The Tommy Burns Story’ for their incredible continued support. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers for giving up their time and everyone who purchased a programme.