Paradise Pit Stop opens its doors on Christmas Day

As Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal heads into the final stretch, we are delighted to confirm that our Paradise Pit Stop project will be in full festive swing on Christmas Day.

We recognise the importance of offering an all year round, safe, warm, non-judgemental environment for people to come along and enjoy a hot meal. On Christmas Day we will provide a special festive experience for those who need it most.

The Kerrydale Suite will open its doors between 12noon and 2pm and welcome guests for a three-course Christmas dinner, entertainment and even a visit from Santa!

We have limited spaces remaining to join us on Christmas Day, if you would like to come along, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or call 0141 551 4321.

On Monday, January 30 this year, we hosted our inaugural ‘Paradise Pit Stop’ session. Since then we have seen over 12,000 hot meals and drinks served to over 7,000 individuals and we are now open four days a week.

For many of us, the festive period is a time of joy but for those facing hardship the pressure increases and it can become one of the most stressful times of the year.

Through the Christmas Appeal, we hope to bring comfort and light up the lives of many who would otherwise struggle over the festive period.

Celtic FC Foundation’s Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, said: “As we approach Christmas, things are more challenging for many individuals and families due to the ongoing cost of living crisis which is overwhelming countless household budgets.

“We aim to help alleviate the pressure on families and individuals throughout the year and we hope that we can play a small part in making this Christmas Day special and less stressful for local families and individuals.

“The support for our Christmas Appeal has been phenomenal, as always, and we are so grateful for every single contribution and the difference you are making.”

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

To get behind this year’s Christmas Appeal, including support for Paradise Pit Stop on Christmas Day, 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. Provide support through your Christmas shopping in Celtic stores or online by purchasing an item from ‘Walfrid’s Wishlist’ HERE
  8. Purchase our brand new Foundation T-shirt HERE
  9. Provide support through your Christmas shopping via Give as you Live HERE
  10. Enter our Christmas Appeal Prize Draw HERE

Thank you for your magnificent support.

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