Brendan Rodgers, Celtic Boss has made it known that he would be at the Northern Ireland Hospice on Christmas Day, where he would spend time with terminally-ill children and adults.
This month, Celtic face a grueling schedule of games, which will see them go into no less than three matches before going into a break for the Christmas period.
The period will see both management and players of Celtic go on to take a well-deserved rest. However, the same is not to be said of Hoops Manager, Rodgers as he is preparing to spend Christmas Day at the Northern Ireland Hospice, with the children and adults.
Rodgers recently sold his late parent’s house and went on to donate the proceeds from the sale, to the Hospice where he is an ambassador.
His intention in making the donation, was to honour the charity works of his late mother while she was alive, and as a way of saying thank you to the Hospice for their support towards his late father who had died of throat cancer in 2011.
Speaking in an interview recently with the Celtic View, Rodgers was quoted as saying,
“On Christmas Day I’ll spend time with the Northern Ireland Hospice as I’m an ambassador there.”
“I’ll spend Christmas morning there with the families and the kids who are terminally ill.
“Then later on I’ve got family that I’ll have Christmas dinner with and then I’ll fly back first thing on Boxing Day morning as we’re training and we’ll be getting ready for the game.”
He also mentioned that his becoming an ambassador with the Hospice had happened earlier this year. Noting that this was the first Christmas Day he has had off for a while, he decided to make use of the opportunity to help the children and families.