Celtic Sleep Out comes to Paradise for the seventh time

Kicking off the first of Celtic FC Foundation’s three Celtic Sleep Outs this year, our much-anticipated Glasgow event took place on Saturday, November 19.

We welcomed over 100 incredible supporters to Celtic Park, for the magnificent seventh Celtic Sleep Out in Paradise.

Through their efforts, the group are on course to raise a fantastic net total of over £40K, with every penny being devoted to this year’s Christmas Appeal.

Our Sleep Out events play an integral role in the Appeal, with each of our participants having committed to raising a minimum of £135/€150.

If you would like to continue to support the Celtic Sleep Out, Glasgow team, there’s still time to donate online HERE.

As supporters arrived at the stadium at 9pm with their sleeping bags and supplies in hand, there was excitement and apprehension in the air.

After registration and a warm welcome from the Foundation team, participants heard from Manager, Ange Postecoglou and Captain Callum McGregor, as they watched our 2022 Christmas Appeal VT.

Ahead of embarking on the challenge of spending the night trackside, from 10pm to 6am, under the stars at Paradise, the 100+ participants then made their way down to the South Stand for the obligatory Sleep Out group photo.

As most supporters found their preferred space away from the torrential rain, some hardy souls headed pitch side, with their sleeping bags and foil blankets – and the odd umbrella – their only protection from the elements.

The conditions remained harsh throughout the night but an opportunity to get a picture trackside with the SPFL trophy, a visit from former Celt, Simon Donnelly and a few songs in the tunnel from Celtic favourite, Liam McGrandles certainly lifted the spirits.

We are very grateful to Simon for taking the time to stop by and also for an incredible gesture from Liam, and one which was massively appreciated by everyone still awake.

As the morning approached many of the group chose to wake up in time to watch Celtic playing in Australia on Celtic TV, with passes donated by the Club.

The group then began packing up after a long, cold, wet night and participants were offered the opportunity to donate their sleeping mats and bags. The response was once again outstanding and the contributions made to The Invisibles and The Wayside Club, will make a huge difference for many sleeping rough, on the streets of our city.

The event was rounded off with a warm breakfast in the Walfrid restaurant as participants gathered together to say their goodbyes to friends, old and new.

Celtic FC Foundation would like to thank each and every Celtic Sleep Out participant for their incredible efforts, as well as everyone who supported them along the way. You have made a genuine difference to those in our community, who are most in need.

Our next scheduled Celtic Sleep Outs, including our first in Donegal – at Na Méilte (The Banks) in Mullach Dearg – and our fifth in London – in the grounds of St Anne’s Primary School in Whitechapel – will take place over the first two weekends in December. Details can be found below:


  • Date – Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10.00pm- 6.00am
  • Venue – GAA Club Naomh Muire
  • Registration – You can sign up HERE. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before completing the process.


  • Date – Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9.00pm- 5.00am
  • Venue – St Anne’s Primary School, Whitechapel
  • Registration – You can sign up HERE. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before completing the process.

All funds raised from these events will support our 2022 Christmas Appeal. Through our Appeal, we want to give hundreds of families in our communities the Christmas they deserve, making sure there’s food on the table and gifts under the tree.

We also aim to help pensioners, women and children in refuge, the homeless community and refugees – as well as a whole host of others facing poverty and hardship.

Together, we can Share the Magic this Christmas.

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

  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. Provide support through your Christmas shopping in Celtic stores or online by purchasing an item from ‘Walfrid’s Wishlist’ HERE
  8. Provide support through your Christmas shopping via Give as you Live and AmazonSmile HERE
  9. Come along to the Ghirls for Good on Friday, November 25 HERE
  10. Sign up for the Santa Stroll 1 Mile or 5K on Saturday, December 10 HERE
  11. Purchase our brand new T-shirt– further details to follow.
  12. Enter our new Christmas Appeal Prize Draw – further details to follow.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support!

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