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A Modern Day Lift Over The Turnstile

Wed 1st Jul 2015 | Fan Engagement

Over 1000 children will experience a free day out at the football this season thanks to Glasgow based children’s charity, The Kano Foundation.

The Kano Foundation, which just completed its fifth season, treats young people regardless of their background or circumstance, to a day out at Celtic Park. 

The charity is run independently of Celtic Football Club on a purely voluntary basis and is funded completely by fan donations which purchase 80 child season tickets and 12 adult season tickets. This enables two or three kids' groups to come along to each Celtic home match.

Joe Mackin, a Kano Foundation trustee said: “We are delighted to have celebrated our fifth successful season Keeping Football Free for Kids and, thanks to the donations of our many sponsors and fundraisers, this season we can bring more deserving young people than ever before.

“Many of us remember getting a lift over the turnstile as a kid and that no longer happens.  As a result lots of kids are missing out on the magic of going along to a match with their friends.

“Most of the kids who come along with us have never been to a football match before and we firmly believe the experience not only brings a little fun to their day, it also offers them a chance to socialise with other young people they may not normally meet. 

“We think every football club should have this type of initiative and would be more than happy to offer advice and guidance to anyone interested.” 

Founded in the summer of 2009, the Kano Foundation has given a modern day ‘lift over the turnstile’ to over 3500 children, varying from boys and girls football teams to local youth clubs and young people with special needs. They have welcomed groups from as far away as Dublin.

Using social media channels and word of mouth through fan groups, the Kano Foundation has reached out to Celtic fans to support them. They receive donations from all around the world and has grown year-on-year.

The Kano Foundation experience also includes a goody bag with a Kano scarf, wristband, snacks and a meal voucher for the stadium kiosks.

Applications for next season are underway and they will soon welcome their 5000th Kano Kid. 

 Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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