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CELTIC’S EUROPA MATCH v FENERBAHCE TO AID REGUGEE CRISIS

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CELTIC FC will work with the European Club Association (ECA) to donate 1Euro from every ticket sold for Celtic v Fenerbahce on Thursday, October 1, to assist with providing emergency aid to those affected by the current refugee crisis in Europe.

The European Club Association has requested each participant of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Group Stage to donate 1Euro for each ticket sold of their first European match.

Celtic Football Club is one of the first clubs to respond to this appeal.

The heartbreaking scenes which have been seen globally have shown that millions of people have now been forced to flee their homes and risk the safety of their families.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “From Glasgow we have watched in horror as this crisis has unfolded.

“Clearly we are not able to comprehend what these people, in their thousands and of all ages, are going through, but we feel compelled to help in any way we can”.

“Celtic was formed in 1888 to help people in need and our social dimension will always be fundamental to what we are as an institution.

“We are pleased and proud that that today these values remain such an important part of our ethos.  It is therefore very appropriate that Celtic supports this ECA initiative.”

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