Celtic footballer takes on gaming volunteer role at Glasgow Children's Hospital

Matt is their newest volunteer. (Image: GCH)
Matt O'Riley is the hospital's newest volunteer. -Credit:GCH

A Celtic player has become the first gaming volunteer at Glasgow Children's Hospital.

Matt O'Riley is more likely to be found at Celtic Park than in the hospital wards, but he is now donating his spare time to bring his video game hobby to children undergoing treatment.

The footballer said he has formed genuine connections with families who have young ones in hospital and is delighted to play a small part in their journey, the Daily Record reports.

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Matt said: "The chance to spend time with some of these kids and their families is a real privilege."

Matt took on a new role.
Matt has brought his love of gaming to his volunteer work. -Credit:GCH

"And being able to bring a smile to their faces with the help of gaming is truly amazing. I would encourage anyone out there looking to bring some joy to the world to give this a try."

The Gaming Volunteer programme is open to keen gamers who would like to make a positive impact on the lives of young patients in hospital, with just a three-hour commitment required per week.

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