Celtic hand over cheque to day centre

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Manager Ronnie Deila, on behalf of the Celtic FC Foundation, presented the Riverside Day Centre in Newton Stewart with a cheque for £5000 before their Scottish Cup game with Stranraer last week.

The popular day centre was badly damaged by the flooding which devastated Newton Stewart on Decenber 30.

Riverside day centre manager Susan McCalman said: “We are overwhelmed by the donation from Celtic FC foundation. This came about because they were contacted by local fundraiser and Celtic fan Jason Adair. We are very grateful to Jason. The money Celtic donated is being used now to start replacing items damaged by the flood.

The clean up of the devastation at the Centre is underway and thanks to the tremendous support from our local community and the council,s quick response to repairing the floor damage we are getting there.

We are able to offer a reduced service at the Newton Stewart Initiative Centre, next to the library.”