Celtic FC Foundation’s Santa Stroll raises £10K for the 2023 Christmas Appeal

Yesterday morning (Sunday, December 17), Celtic FC Foundation welcomed over 80 supporters for our second Santa Stroll at Paradise.

Participants braved Glasgow’s high winds and torrential rain and are on course to raise a wonderful total in the region of £10,000.

It was a dark and dreary winter’s morning, as the participants made their way through the famous Celtic Park doors and into the Walfrid Restaurant for a welcome and briefing session before heading out for their challenge.

Adorned with a green Santa Stroll T-shirt and Celtic Santa hat, the group gathered for a team photo at the starting line before the main man gave them their starting orders with a Ho Ho Ho and a Hail Hail Hail at 9.30am.

Despite the weather, it was fun for all the family, as participants of all ages – as well as Bonnie the dog – took on either the 1-mile or 5K stroll. With Christmas cheer in the air and a sea of green and white, they made their way around the stadium.

The 1-mile participants completed two laps of the perimeter of the stadium, while the 5K strollers took on six laps.

All were greeted by Foundation staff and volunteers at the finish line, before meeting Hoopy the Huddle Hound and receiving their certificate and a chocolate treat from Celtic Santa in the warmth of the Walfrid Restaurant.

We would like to express our thanks to all of the children, young people, adults and our canine supporter who took part and made the Santa Stroll such a fantastic success.

Every penny raised will be devoted to our 2023 Christmas Appeal.

It aims to bring comfort and light up the lives of many who would otherwise struggle over the festive period.

This includes local families facing poverty, so they can enjoy the type of Christmas that many of us take for granted.

As well as pensioners, women and children in refuge, the homeless community and refugees and a host of others experiencing hardship.

Together, we can Light Up Someone’s Christmas this festive season.

To get behind this year’s Christmas Appeal, you can:

  1. Donate online HERE
  2. Donate via PayPal HERE
  3. Donate via Facebook HERE
  4. Donate by text – text ‘CELTIC’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70085*
  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. Make a donation and hang an item on our Virtual Christmas Tree HERE
  8. Provide support through your Christmas shopping in Celtic stores or online by purchasing an item from ‘Walfrid’s Wishlist’ HERE
  9. Purchase our brand new Foundation T-shirt HERE
  10. Provide support through your Christmas shopping via Give as you Live HERE
  11. Enter our Christmas Appeal Prize Draw HERE

Thank you for your magnificent support.

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