Celtic kicks in for fundraiser
Friday, 28th May, 2010
The Celtic soccer club is one of many local organisations that took part in the fight against cystic fibrosis this week.
Today the president of the club, Margaret Symes, is getting her leg permanently tattooed to raise money for the cause.
"The total cost of my tattoo is $250, and all of that will go into a research fund for cystic fibrosis in Adelaide," Ms Symes said.
The soccer club will also have donation tins for supporters from today until Sunday at the O'Neill Park soccer grounds.
"My family and friends have already said that they are going to contribute, which is great," Ms Symes said.
She will also help the cause by opening her home from 2.30 to 4:30pm today for coffee and cakes.
Like many people getting "inked", Ms Symes has a personal link to the disease.
"We have a nine-year-old boy who has cystic fibrosis at our soccer club, and his parents specifically asked for the money to go to the research facility in Adelaide."