Christmas Appeal 2020

November 6, 2020 to December 24, 2020

Celtic FC Foundation, the Club’s charitable arm, is delighted to launch the Christmas Appeal phase of its Football for Good Fund (FFGF) and once again, the Club has kicked off the campaign with a wonderful donation of £10,000.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a horrendous year for so many of us. The Foundation’s response was to launch the FFGF in March and this has now risen to over £900K.

The Christmas Appeal phase starts today Friday, November 6, exactly 133 years since the formation of Celtic Football Club, in St Mary’s Church Hall in East Rose Street, in the Calton.

Through the FFGF, we have provided food and essentials to thousands of vulnerable families, individuals, pensioners, refugees, the homeless and NHS frontline staff. But the challenges are only increasing for so many people.

Although the festive period is generally a happy and joyful time for most of us, many face financial hardship and the inability to meet the demands of the Christmas period. And the crippling effects of the pandemic have only added unbearably to the pressures, with more and more people experiencing bleak times.

Through the Appeal, we want to help hundreds of local families facing poverty, giving them the kind of Christmas most of us take for granted. With lots of food on the table and gifts for the kids. Making sure Santa pays a visit on Christmas Eve, despite COVID-19.

We also want to support pensioners on our doorstep, by lending a hand at a difficult time of year. Local charities need our help too. We can make a massive difference to the lives of children, the homeless, refugees and those living in refuge or facing other challenges.

The generosity and compassion of the Celtic Family is truly unrivalled and once again, we are looking for your support, to get behind this Christmas Appeal phase of the Football for Good Fund.

We are a Club like no other, and together, we can continue to bring comfort to those who need it most.

Thank you for your magnificent support.

To get behind the Christmas Appeal phase of the FFGF, you can:

1- Donate by text – text ‘CELTIC’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70085*

2- Donate online HERE

3- Donate via PayPal HERE

4- Donate via Facebook HERE

5- Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores

6- Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow G40 3RE.

7- Contribute to our Virtual Toy Drive HERE

8- Provide support through your Christmas shopping via Give as you Live and AmazonSmile HERE

9- Sign up for our Stay Up for the Champions sponsored event on Friday, December 4 / Saturday, December 5 – news coming soon!

10- Contribute via our Christmas Appeal eBay auction, featuring shirts from the AC Milan v Celtic match on Thursday, December 3 (with Celtic FC Foundation branding) and Celtic v St Johnstone on Sunday, December 6 (with Christmas Appeal branding). The auction will run from Monday, December 7 – Saturday, December 12.

11- Make a donation to receive your ‘Celtic FC Foundation Letter from Santa’– further details to follow.

12- Purchase your copy of the stunning Gerard Burns Glittering Prize, the perfect Christmas Gift HERE

13- Contribute via our Virtual Bucket Collection on Sunday, December 6.

14- Look out for news coming soon on our Ghirls for Good alternative.

Thank you for your magnificent support.

*Texts will cost the donation amount, plus one standard rate message.