Celtic celebrate 70th Glasgow Taxi Outing with £7,000 donation

CELTIC FC Foundation is delighted today to announce that it has once again made a substantial donation to the Glasgow Taxis´ Outing Fund for Sick Children. 

Former Celtic Captain Tom Boyd presented a cheque for £7,000 to fund the trip for 500 deserving kids, bringing the contribution by the Club to the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund to £130,000 over the last 17 years.

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 children with special needs.

The colourful convoy of 250 black cabs will depart from the West End of Glasgow and once again travel to Troon in Ayrshire where the children will enjoy a fun-packed day including a disco, games, lunch and a street party. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are absolutely delighted to continue our support of the outing to Troon for another year. This is an outstanding annual occasion which brings so much joy to so many deserving children and we are pleased to have enjoyed an association with this event for almost two decades.

“The taxi drivers involved of course deserve huge praise for their commitment to such a wonderful cause, particularly in this 70th anniversary year. The money Celtic has donated  and the effort and hard work of so many people, has meant thousands of children and their families receiving much-needed support.  

“Celtic was formed in 1888 to help to help people in need and we are pleased that today, the objective of making a positive difference to the lives of others remains such an important part of our ethos. We hope everyone involved in next week’s event has a great day out.”

Celtic FC Foundation CEO, Tony Hamilton, added: “Celtic FC Foundation has supported the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund for many years and we are proud to continue and develop this relationship in 2015.

“The annual trip to Troon next week for sick and disadvantaged children from our local communities aligns perfectly with the charitable principles of our football club and the work we continue to deliver today, under the four key themes of Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty. 

“It’s an honour to be involved and I hope all of the children and the taxi drivers have a wonderful time.”