La Liga side thrilled with Celtic proceeds

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La Liga side Villareal are thrilled with the proceeds raised from facing Celtic.

La Liga side Villareal have been counting up the money raised from the recent charity match with Celtic.

The SPL champions took on the Yellow Submarine early this month in a friendly at El Madrigal to raise money for the United for Hope charity.

The game made headlines when 13-year-old cancer sufferer Gohan was allowed to take part in and kick off the match for Villareal.

Spanish newspaper AS have reported the friendly raised an impressive €300,000.

Of that figure, the paper write that €64,000 has been allocated to pay the travel costs and accommodation for the Celtic team.

Villareal were aiming to raise €152,000 to pay for treatments required at Valencia's Hospital La Fe for children with cancer.

The additional funds are being directed to the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer (ASPANION) to put towards ongoing help.

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