By Tim Saunders on
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is to donate cash from one of his sellout shows to the Celtic football club’s charity fund.
The 66-year-old is patron of the Celtic Foundation, an organization that runs community projects in Scotland and around the world. Its initiatives include: Football in the Community and community coaching programs; Social Inclusion Programs; Anti-bigotry initiatives, including anti-racism and anti-sectarianism; and anti-drugs programs.
Connolly has announced that proceeds from one of 10 sold-out shows at Glasgow’s SECC in October will be donated to the charity.
“Celtic have such a wonderfully rich charitable ethos, something which I have always known about, always been interested in and always been proud of,” said the comedian.
“This is a magnificent gesture and one of which we are most appreciative,” added Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwel. “We are delighted to have Billy as patron of the foundation and look forward to working with him closely in the future as we continue the club’s important work in this area.”
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