BIG-HEARTED Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will spend a rare day off helping the charity closest to his heart on Christmas morning.
Rodgers will be there during the morning with the families and children of terminally-ill patients before meeting his own family later in the day.
The Hoops manager lost his mother and father to cancer in the space of just a year.
His father, Malachy, died in 2011 at the age of 59 and was cared for by the NI Hospice in his final days.
Rodgers plans to travel back to Northern Ireland from Scotland on Christmas Eve after his team play away to Hamilton.
He said: “On Christmas Day, I’ll spend time with the Northern Ireland Hospice as I’m an ambassador there.
“I became an ambassador earlier this year. I’d done a number of things before, but this has been the first Christmas Day I’ve had off for a number of years, so I’m taking the chance to help the children and families in whatever way I can.”