Celtic donate £10,000 to Poppy Scotland ahead of Remembrance Sunday – Glasgow Times

Celtic have made their customary donation of GBP10,000 to Poppyscotland ahead of Remembrance Sunday. The Parkhead club have supported the charity for many years and they say this year’s donation will be used primarily to offer further support to Poppyscotland’s education project called ‘Bud’ – an interactive learning space on an 18-tonne truck, travelling to schools and events across Scotland. The project encourages school children and members of the public to learn more about the history and heritage of the poppy and remembrance, and to share their stories of reflection and hope.

Gordon Michie, Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising and Learning, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Celtic FC Foundation for their continued support. With their help we have been able to expand our Learning and Outreach work considerably. “This culminated last year with the launch of Bud, our new interactive mobile learning resource.

Bud visited more than 120 schools and events before lockdown and was on track to visit all 32 local authority areas in Scotland in its first year. “Through contemporary conversations about the poppy and our heritage, we hope to better understand the significance of remembrance and its importance to society. We aim to challenge assumptions and create conversations, and, ultimately, engage a more diverse audience.

The Foundation’s unwavering commitment will allow us to reach many more people in the years ahead and we offer our sincere thanks once again for this generous funding.”

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