Celtic squad brings Christmas cheer to kids at Yorkhill Hospital

CELTIC players today made their annual festive trip to Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow.��

Members of the first-team squad visited a number of wards at the hospital and presented Christmas gifts to hundreds of children.

The players also presented a donation for £3,000 to the hospital on behalf of Celtic FC Foundation.�

Celtic has been a long-time supporter of the hospital and Celtic Captain Scott Brown said: ‘The club is delighted to have such a strong association with Yorkhill Hospital and as players we really enjoy visiting the kids at Christmas.

“We know it can be a really difficult time for many kids and their families so it is important for us as players to take time out to do this.

“The hospital carries out such brilliant work all year round and it is a great opportunity for us to meet some very deserving children and, of course, send our best wishes to the hospital staff who make such a difference.’

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell added: “We are delighted to have such a close relationship with Yorkhill Hospital, an institution which for so many years has done so much good in the city in looking after children in need.

“Like Yorkhill, Celtic plays and important role in the community and we carry out more work than we ever have in this area.

“Through our Foundation we aim to help those in need by tackling poverty, promoting equality and working to improve the health of people in the wider community.

“Yorkhill Hospital deserves our assistance and we are delighted to continue to offer our support. This Christmas, we again send everyone connected to the hospital, our best wishes”.��