Celtic FC Foundation win top city award

THE Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in association with People Make Glasgow last night joined forces to host the third Inspiring City Awards, to celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow great.

The key event in the city’s calendar was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel and included 13 award categories.

Against exceptionally strong competition from four other Glasgow organisations, we are delighted to confirm that Celtic FC Foundation emerged triumphant and claimed the Best Corporate Social Responsibility award, which is supported by Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Peter Lawwell, Celtic’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to receive this award which is magnificent recognition for the Club’s charitable and community work.

“Celtic was formed in 1888 to help people in need and almost 130 years later, the Club’s social dimension continues to be a fundamental and vital part of what we do.

“Each year we are involved in providing assistance and support to many thousands of deserving people and we will continue to do this at all times to make a positive difference to the lives of many and honour the wonderful ambitions of our founding fathers.”

Tony Hamilton, CEO of Celtic FC Foundation, added: “I am exceptionally proud of the team at Celtic FC Foundation and the work delivered on a daily basis, in honour of our club’s charitable principles.

“We have an annual fundraising programme and deliver a host of community projects across the four key themes of Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty as we attempt to make a genuine difference and provide support where it’s needed most.

“It’s an honour to have Celtic FC Foundation recognised in this way and a huge percentage of the credit must go the supporters who get behind our efforts every day of the year.”