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Celtic raise £2m in six days

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​Incredible fundraising effort commemorating the Lisbon Lions

Celtic FC have revealed £2 million has been raised in just six days, celebrating 50 years since the club’s famous European Cup triumph.

A range of fundraising events across six days in May, honouring the anniversary of Celtic’s 1967 victory, the #LionsLegacy campaign saw an incredible amount raised to support projects across the UK and beyond.

Peter Lawwell, Celtic FC chief executive, said: “We wanted to do something special to mark this very special year and we think what we have done is a fitting legacy to the Lions and all their achievements. It also shows the importance of Celtic’s social dimension, something which will always be fundamental to everything we do.

"I would like to thank our supporters and all others who assisted and worked with the club on this campaign - now the work begins on making a positive difference to the lives of so many people in need, through the delivery of these excellent projects.

"Once again, I would also like to offer a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to the Lisbon Lions who have worked tirelessly and have been magnificent ambassadors for our great club for more than 50 years.”

Tony Hamilton, Celtic FC Foundation chief executive, added: “Credit goes to the Celtic support firstly for backing what we set out to do through the #LionsLegacy campaign.

"They are a credit to everyone associated with Celtic.”

“Our focus now is to ensure world-class delivery of these projects and to continue to work with many partners who share our values.”

 

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