Celtic honour Yorkhill Hospital with £10k charity donation

YORKHILL Hospital in Glasgow will close its doors as its current home for the last time on Friday, June 12, 2015, with all children’s services moving to the brand new Royal Hospital for Sick Children, at the New South Glasgow University Hospital campus.   

For more than 100 years, Yorkhill has provided world-class care to the babies, children and young people who have passed through its doors.

As we bid farewell to one of Glasgow’s most well respected institutions, Celtic today made a £10,000 donation to the Yorkhill Children’s Charity which will continue the great fundraising work to assist all hospital services at the new site.

Celtic has a very close bond with Yorkhill Hospital and has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds over many years. Celtic players throughout the decades have also been delighted to regularly visit the hospital to meet young patients and staff.    

As services move, the Club is keen to mark this occasion with yet another significant donation.   

And today (Thursday) Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell visited the hospital to present the donation to Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

The Celtic CEO said: “Yorkhill Hospital has been synonymous with the Club’s charitable vision for decades and we felt it was important to mark the closure of the hospital with a significant donation to the continued efforts of Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

“During its long history it is difficult to imagine the huge numbers of children who have been cared for and the positive impact which Yorkhill has had on the lives of so many. We are delighted to have supported this work in some way.

“While the old hospital will close and a new chapter starts, it is important to remember that the fundraising work will continue through Yorkhill Children’s Charity, based at the new hospital.

“We know that the high level of care given to children will continue at the new hospital and, while we celebrate the wonderful achievements of Yorkhill, we are delighted to support this new work and help make a positive difference to the lives of more and more children in need.”