Cup final to benefit children’s hospital

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Charity collections will be held at the game between Celtic and Rangers this weekend.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity will be the beneficiary of fundraising at this weekend’s Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers, the SPFL has announced.

Bucket collections for the charity will be held around Hampden on Sunday, with contributions going towards supporting some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable children over Christmas.

Both Old Firm clubs have long-established relationships with the charity, with annual donations and hospital visits from players over the festive period.

A similar initiative helped the SPFL raise £3,707 for its charity arm, the SPFL Trust, during both Betfred Cup semi-finals held in early November. 

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “Football plays an extremely important part within our society and has the ability to make a real difference to the lives of those less fortunate.

“Scottish football fans are well-known for their charitable efforts within the community, and the Betfred Cup final offers another opportunity for supporters to raise money for a cause close to the hearts of many.”

William McGowan, head of fundraising at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, thanked fans for their generosity.

He added: “Both clubs have shown huge support for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity through the years, and we’d like to thank their fans for giving so generously to support the 500 children and families who pass through the doors of the city’s children’s hospital each day.

“Our volunteers for the day are from the Donna Miller Foundation, whose tireless fundraising has raised thousands of pounds for Ward 2C in memory of Donna Miller. Regardless of the result on the pitch, our young patients will be the winners on match day thanks to the generous donations of both sets of fans.”