Football fans have raised £1 million to support Glasgow families, pensioners, homeless and NHS staff through the Celtic FC Foundation. 

The foundation's Football for Good Fund (FFGF) has supported residents across the city with food and essentials.

A quarter of those funds were raised through the ongoing Christmas Appeal on November 6.

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Chief executive of the foundation, Tony Hamilton, said: "Kindness is synonymous with the Celtic support across the world. We will never take it for granted.

"A sincere thanks to each and every person who made a donation to Football For Good Fund, including the Christmas Appeal.

A range of people and organisations will benefit from the £250,000 Christmas appeal, including Women's Aid charities, local pensioners, and Glasgow families with children.

Glasgow Times:  

Mr Hamilton added: “My thanks also to all of our partners, the Club’s partners, and the people behind the scenes at Celtic and the Foundation who have made a difference this year to what we’re trying to do.

“Sadly, I suspect the Football for Good Fund will be with us for a few months yet, and with your backing we will continue to help our communities as best we can."

Christmas hampers were handed out to 200 vulnerable pensioners and the foundation also supported 376 families in Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Belfast/Lisburn and Dublin.

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Celtic Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell, said: “Celtic has been at the forefront of UK football, delivering valuable support to thousands of people since the current challenges began and the latest figures show the phenomenal impact of our work.

 “Celtic’s social dimension and community focus will forever be a hugely important part of the Club. It is part of who we are and the magnificent success of our Football for Good Fund really does prove the positive impact which Celtic continues to make on the lives of so many. This is a wonderful achievement.

“The work carried out this year has been remarkable and we sincerely thank our fans for their magnificent support of this initiative.