The True Spirit of Celtic

Published on Thursday 10th June, 2010 by Celtic Trust

Postscript to the first 'Roadshow' meeting

At the first ‘Roadshow’ meeting, with the Peter Lawwell and Neil Lennon,( then still interim manager,) once again Celtic supporters showed their wonderful generosity by contributing to a collection for charitable causes taken up at the end of the meeting. Just short of £450 was collected and as announced on the night it was decided to divide this amount equally amongst three charities, each of whom have now received a cheque for £150.


Mary’s Meals is a charity, founded here in Scotland, which works with children in the poorest parts of the world such as Malawi and Haiti. Centres are set up to which children come daily and receive a nutritious meal and basic education. The cheque was received on behalf of the Charity by Liz McKenna the manageress and Ruby Brown a volunteer member of staff from the shop in Duke Street. This shop accepts donations for clothes, dishes books etc. In fact anything that can be resold to raise money for their wonderful work. The Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust was set up by Tommy’s family following his tragically early death from skin cancer two years ago. Jenna, Tommy’s eldest daughter accepted the cheque on behalf of the Trust. The picture was taken in front of the plaque commemorating Tommy’s achievements and contribution to Celtic, which is situated just outside the main entrance to Celtic Park. The John Hartson Foundation was set up by John following his diagnosis of testicular cancer. Thankfully John has made a remarkable recovery from this serious condition and his Foundation seeks to raise awareness of the condition and to support those who are suffering from this type of cancer. Many thanks to everyone who contributed and who keep alive the true spirit of Celtic by remembering and celebrating our roots in helping those in need. For photographs of the presentations see our Facebook page.


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