Celtic FC Foundation are absolutely delighted to announce that former Celt, Thomas Gravesen, has donated his appearance fee following his Open Goal Live performance at the Hydro last night.
The now-retired Danish international midfielder – whose illustrious career also included spells at Vejle Boldklub, Hamburger SV, Everton and Real Madrid – was a special guest last night (Sunday) at the sell-out Open Goal Live event, as the popular football podcast hit the big stage.
However, rather than accept an appearance fee, Thomas very generously opted to donate it to our ongoing Football for Good Fund (FFGF).
The Dane appeared alongside a host of celebrity stars at the event which was hosted by Open Goal presenter and former Celt, Si Ferry, and was delighted to make an impact on our charitable work.
We announced last week that the FFGF had reached a magnificent milestone of £1.5million, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, and gestures like this one from Thomas will allow us to continue to support the most vulnerable in our communities, when they need it most.
Thomas Gravesen added: “It was great to be back in Glasgow – the two years I had here bring back many special memories for me.
‘I’m very aware of the work that Celtic FC Foundation are doing in the city and in various other places, and I’m delighted that I can help them in this way.’
Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “We are very grateful to Thomas Gravesen and Open Goal for thinking of us.
“Thomas was brilliant at the Open Goal event, and this kindness in not taking his appearance fee means that we can do more for those in our communities who are struggling at the moment.”
Further information on the FFGF can be found at www.footballforgoodfund.com