Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to announce that the Glasgow and London Sleep Out events will return as part of our 2022 Christmas Appeal.
The Glasgow version will take place at Celtic Park for a magnificent seventh year, while the London event will return for the fifth time at St Anne’s Primary in Whitechapel.
Participants at each event will spend the night battling the elements outdoors, under the stars, all for a wonderful cause.
All we ask is that you commit to raising a minimum of £135 (after entry fee) in support of Celtic FC Foundation’s 2022 Christmas Appeal.
Registration for the Glasgow and London events is now open. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The non-refundable registration fee is £30 per person.
The key details are:
CELTIC SLEEP OUT, GLASGOW
Date – Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10.00pm-6.00am
Venue – Celtic Park
CELTIC SLEEP OUT, LONDON
Date – Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9.00pm- 5.00am
Venue – St Anne’s Primary School, Whitechapel
Celtic Park is, of course, the natural location for the Glasgow event but the London venue also holds huge historical and emotional significance for the Celtic Family.
In 1892, five years after his leading role in the formation of Celtic Football Club, the Marist Order moved Brother Walfrid from Glasgow to the Whitechapel area of London’s East End.
Over the next 15 years, as Head Teacher at St Anne’s Primary, Brother Walfrid transformed the school and also established a project to provide meals to the poor in the local community.
Due to anticipated severe weather conditions, these events will be exceptionally challenging, both mentally and physically. Therefore, participants must be aged 18+ and be in an appropriate physical condition to take part.
Celtic FC Foundation will provide a ground mat and foil sheet/blanket but participants are required to bring the appropriate equipment and wear relevant clothing and footwear.
In addition to the Glasgow and London events, we will also return to Ireland following the wonderful success of our inaugural Irish Sleep Out event in Sligo in 2021. This year, the event will take place in Donegal on Saturday, December 3, 2022 and full details and information on how to register will be shared very soon.
All funds raised from these events will support our 2022 Christmas Appeal, which reflects the very essence of why our club was set up back in 1887.
The Appeal will help to bring the magic of the festive season to children, families, pensioners, those in refuge, the homeless, refugees and others who are struggling at an especially challenging time of year.
So please follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and help us make a difference to those most in need within our communities this Christmas.
Thank you so much for your wonderful support!