As the Celtic first-team prepare for a tough week ahead, with home matches against Real Betis tonight and Motherwell on Sunday afternoon, we look ahead to two crucial Celtic FC Foundation fundraising activities, which will take place ahead of these matches – Light Up the Clover and Christmas Appeal Bucket Collection – and humbly ask for your continued backing by either volunteering or making an invaluable donation.
Light Up the Clover will take place tonight (Thursday), ahead of Celtic’s UEFA Europa League clash with Real Betis (KO: 8pm). The event will once again see the Kerrydale Clover, adjacent to The Celtic Way, illuminated by LED candles placed in memory of loved ones, with the first being placed in honour of our founding Father, Brother Walfrid.
For a minimum donation of £2, candles will be available to purchase between 6pm-8pm on the night from our volunteers, who’ll be located at the Clover, on The Celtic Way and at other key entry points around the Stadium, so please look out for them on your way to the match.
For those who cannot make it to the game, candles can still be purchased HERE via our eBay site, up until 5pm tonight (Thursday) and these will be placed on the Clover by our volunteers on your behalf.
Our once-a-season Bucket Collection will take place at Celtic Park on Sunday, December 12, ahead of Celtic’s Premiership encounter with Motherwell (KO: 3pm).
Our collection, which will once again be planned in collaboration with our Supporters’ Committee, will see 120 volunteers with buckets located around the Stadium from 1pm until kick-off.
For those supporters not carrying cash who wish to make a donation, volunteer collectors will be based at key entry points around the stadium footprint, offering contactless payment.
If you would like to register to be one of our official volunteers at either or both Foundation events, please email [email protected] or call 0141 551 4486. We have an allocation of complimentary match tickets for the Premiership game against Motherwell and will distribute these to all volunteers who require one. However, we unfortunately will not be able to provide complimentary tickets for volunteers for the UEFA Europa League game against Real Betis.
Proceeds raised will be devoted to the Christmas Appeal phase of our Football for Good Fund.
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 wish 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.
Charity, and the generosity and compassion of the Celtic family, will always be our past, present and future – it’s our heritage, our responsibility, our lifeblood.
Thank you for joining Celtic FC Foundation in making a difference this Christmas – it’s our reason for being.
Other ways to support the Christmas Appeal 2021, include:
- Donate by text – text ‘CELTIC’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70085*
- Donate online HERE
- Donate via PayPal HERE
- Donate via Facebook HERE
- Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores
- Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow G40 3RE.
- Provide support through your Christmas shopping via Give as you Live and AmazonSmile HERE
- Make a donation to receive your ‘Celtic FC Foundation Letter from Santa’ HERE
- Purchase our brand new Foundation T-shirt HERE
- Download Eddi Reader’s unique version of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, featured in this year’s Celtic Christmas advert HERE
- Enter our new Christmas Appeal Prize Draw – further details to follow.
Thank you for your magnificent support.
*Texts will cost the donation amount, plus one standard rate message.