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CELTIC DONATION

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CELTIC FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club, is to make a £10,000 donation in support of Fernando Ricksen, his family and Motor Neurone Disease Association Scotland.

A fundraising tribute match for the former Rangers defender, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2013, will take place at Ibrox on Sunday.

A number of former Ibrox stars will be in attendance to support the Dutchman who played over 250 games for the club between 2000-2006.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are pleased to be able to make a donation which will assist both Fernando’s family and MND Scotland.

“At Celtic, unfortunately, we are all too familiar with MND and its devastating effects.

“Jimmy Johnstone, the man voted Celtic’s greatest-ever player, fought bravely against this illness as did former player John Cushley, someone who gave so many years’ service to the club.

“Through Celtic FC Foundation and our wider charitable work, we are also in contact with a number of supporters who are facing this disease.

“We have had a long association with charities which work to tackle MND and through this event we are pleased to be able to offer our support again.

“We would like also to take this opportunity to send our thoughts and best wishes to Fernando and his family.”

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