Brother Walfrid Community Lunch – Walfrid’s Wish

AS we commemorate 104 years since our Founding Father’s passing, Celtic FC Foundation once again hosted its Brother Walfrid Community Lunch in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park to mark this historical occasion.

In keeping with Brother Walfrid’s charitable ethos and his vision of alleviating poverty in the community, 310 guests, many from the homeless and refugee communities were today welcomed to the dinner table at Celtic Park to enjoy a hot two-course meal.

After the lunch, over 100 of the guests were invited to take a tour of Celtic Park, visiting the boardroom and dressing rooms, and taking in the spectacular view of the hallowed turf.

Celtic FC Foundation continue to work with local charities and community organisations to help identify guests who can join us at Celtic Park for this lunch which take place twice a year.

April: to celebrate Brother Walfrid’s anniversary, and
November: to commemorate our club’s historical beginnings.

The charities represented today included:

Addaction – North East Recovery Hub
Alternatives – Safe as Houses
Aspire PRW Service
Glasgow City Mission
Glasgow Drugs Crisis Centre
Glasgow East Womens Aid
Glasgow Night Shelter
Glasgow’s Women’s Aid
James McLean Project
Loaves and Fishes
Phoenix Futures
Quarriers – The James Shields Project & Stopover Project
Rosemount Lifelong Learning
Salvation Army
SAMH – Glenlora & Ledmore
Scottish Refugee Council
Simon Community
St Roch’s FC Foundation
The ARCH Resettlement Centre
The DASH Club
The Mungo Foundation
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland
Turning Point Scotland
Wayside Club Centre

Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to visit us at Celtic Park today and have lunch with us.

“Celtic’s work in our communities through its charitable arm, Celtic FC Foundation, is very important, and our aim is always to work with more people with the intention of improving lives.

“Our sincere thanks go to all of our funders, sponsors and partners who make days like today possible.”