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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers' book gives Northern Ireland Hospice £15k boost

By Staff Reporter

The Northern Ireland Hospice is one of two charities that have received substantial donations from the proceeds of Brendan Rodgers' autobiography.

The Co Antrim-born Hoops boss has been an ambassador for the Northern Ireland Hospice since 2015.

The charity, along with Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), each received donations of £15,000 from sales of the book, The Road to Paradise.

NI Hospice chief executive Heather Weir thanked Rodgers for the donation.

"We are honoured to have such a highly-respected achiever supporting NI Hospice," she said.

"The gesture from Celtic and Brendan to donate proceeds of this autobiography is a measure of their character and dedication to raising awareness of hospice care services that Northern Ireland people can avail of when they need us most."

In his book, Rodgers writes about his journey from being a young footballer growing up in the coastal village of Carnlough to becoming manager of Celtic.

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