Celtic FC Foundation has donated £10k in an effort to help the Moroccan community after a tragically catastrophic earthquake struck the country’s High Atlas region late on Friday evening.
The Foundation works very closely with Islamic Relief UK throughout the year to help provide essential food packs to vulnerable individuals and families locally, and Islamic Relief have been one of a number of organisations that have reacted extremely quickly to assists those more impacted by this devastating natural disaster, via their Morocco Earthquake Emergency Appeal. We are honored to support their efforts with this donation.
As of this morning over 2,100 people have sadly lost their lives with many others injured or missing. Relief efforts to this stage have also been extremely difficult, as first responders have struggled to navigate the blocked roads and rubble-stricken streets.
Islamic Relief will be working alongside local humanitarian organisations on the ground to help deliver vital aid. This donation will help provide crucial supplies such as food, non-food items and emergency shelter to those most in need.
Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, said: “The tragic events in Morocco over the past few days have been extremely sad. At Celtic FC Foundation, we will always aim to support those most in need in instances such as this, and with our great friends at Islamic Relief having reacted so quickly to provide aid, we are humbled to be able to offer a contribution to their efforts.
“Celtic FC Foundation is also planning to take a group of fundraisers over to Morocco this coming February for a Sahara Desert Challenge, so this is also very poignant to us and to all involved.
“We are grateful to Islamic Relief UK for their incredible work, and we hope that those affected in Morocco can slowly begin to recover and heal from this recent tragedy.”