Celtic FC Foundation make donation to Poppyscotland

Celtic FC Foundation is delighted to announce that it has once again made a donation of £10,000 to support the work of Poppyscotland.

Celtic players Ryan Christie and Christopher Jullien presented the donation yesterday (Wednesday) before the team travelled to Rome ahead of their match against Lazio.

The club´s donation will be used primarily to support Poppyscotland´s education project called ´Bud’ – an interactive learning space on an 18-tonne truck that travels to schools and events across Scotland.

Kerry Crichton, Deputy Head of Fundraising: Learning and Outreach at Poppyscotland, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Celtic FC Foundation for their continued support. The Foundation’s backing in recent years has been instrumental in the creation of Bud, our 18-tonne mobile learning resource which launched in May and is now travelling to communities all over Scotland.

“It encourages school children and members of the public to learn more about the history and heritage of the poppy and remembrance, and to share their stories of reflection and hope. Bud will reach more than 50,000 people in the coming year in all 32 Scottish local authority areas in the coming year and this substantial donation from the Celtic FC Foundation helps to make this possible.”

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “As we approach Remembrance Sunday it is important that we take time to remember the victims on all sides of all conflicts across the globe.

“In particular, the First World War was a conflict which has a real connection to Celtic with a number of Celtic players tragically losing their lives and, of course, we also remember these men and pay respect to their ultimate sacrifice.

“We have been a supporter of Poppyscotland for many years and we are sure this educational project, which the charity will deliver, will continue to be a great success.”