Following last week’s announcement by Celtic FC Foundation that the 2021 charity pin badge will pay tribute to Scott Brown, we are now delighted to share with supporters a preview of the first one off the production line.
Our unique ‘Broony’ badge will be available online from Friday, May 7 through our charity eBay account, priced at £2 per badge, plus postage and packaging.
However, to make sure you don’t miss out, we are now offering supporters the opportunity to pre order their Broony badge HERE and orders will be shipped on or around May 7.
From Tuesday, May 11 – subject to availability – they will also be offered in a select number of Celtic stores at till points, in return for popping £2 in cash into one of our collection units.
Net proceeds from the sale of the badges will be devoted to two charities close to Scott Brown’s heart – Celtic FC Foundation’s Football for Good Fund (FFGF) and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC). Scott’s second child Sonny was born prematurely and was under the incredible care of the hospital for a period of three months.
We launched the FFGF in March 2020, to alleviate the evolving complications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, thanks to the Celtic support, the Fund has risen to over £1m and we have worked with a host of partner organisations, to provide vital and urgent support in the form of food and essentials to thousands of vulnerable children, families, individuals, pensioners, refugees, the homeless, those living in refuge and NHS frontline staff. To complement this provision, the FFGF is now also focusing on challenging fuel poverty and providing mental health support.
ECHC exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second. They provide a range of vital services for children who are having treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, and their families. These include a seven day per week arts programme; a hospital youth work service; and a grants programme which funds enhancements, distractions and life-saving equipment.
Scott Brown said: “This is a real honour for me and it was so humbling when the Foundation approached me with the idea.
“I have not a single doubt that the Celtic support will get behind this charitable effort, as they always do, and I’m very touched that two charities that have been so important to me for many years, will be joint beneficiaries.”
Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton added: “We’re delighted to be able to offer supporters the chance to pre order our latest ‘Broony’ badge, via our eBay account.
“This is a very special one and pays tribute to a genuine Celtic legend, who has been an outstanding servant to both the Club and the Foundation, during an extraordinary 14-year period.
“The monies raised from the sale of these badges will have a huge impact on the most vulnerable supported through our FFGF and the children and families who receive assistance from the ECHC at such a challenging times in their lives.”
Roslyn Neely, Chief Executive of ECHC said: “Everyone at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is so grateful to Scott for choosing us to benefit from this special badge, alongside Celtic FC Foundation.
“He has given continued support to our charity over the years, which has made a huge difference to the babies, children and young people who visit the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People from all across Scotland.
“It was so kind of him to think of ECHC once again and we are grateful to everyone who buys a badge and supports the vital work of ourselves and the FFGF.”