SINCE Celtic Football Club was formed in 1887, charity has paved the Celtic Way as our supporters continually celebrate and participate in the charitable traditions of the Club. Today, this core founding principle, is upheld and developed by Celtic FC Foundation.
Via the regular giving initiative, Walfrid’s Wish, we invite supporters to continue the legacy of Brother Walfrid by becoming a Champion of Celtic FC Foundation, and making a monthly contribution to the advancement of our work.
Walfrid’s Wish donations to date have enabled us to deliver a variety of fantastic projects and supporters should be rightly proud of the positive impact they have made.
Today, April 17, on the anniversary of Brother Walfrid’s passing, we are honoured to share updated news on the direction of Walfrid’s Wish, to build on that delivery.
‘A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed.’
(Brother Walfrid, November 1887)
To mirror the charitable vision of our Founding Father, the focus will now be more greatly defined as monies raised through Walfrid’s Wish going forward will be devoted to supporting those, primarily on our doorstep but also further afield, who are facing poverty. Sadly, the issues that existed in 1887 still remain today, 132 years later.
By signing up to Walfrid’s Wish, you will be supporting key Celtic FC Foundation projects, including our lunches for the homeless at Celtic Park and the provision of food and other essential items for local families through our partnership with the North East Foodbank.
Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “We’re very grateful for the response we’ve had to Walfrid’s Wish so far. Regular contributions make a massive difference to what we’re trying to do within our communities, and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped us to this point.”
Please follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and become a Champion of Celtic FC Foundation. You can sign up and donate via:
DIRECT DEBIT ONLINE: HERE
DEBIT/CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL ONLINE: HERE
STANDING ORDER: email [email protected] or call 0141 551 4321
TEXT: Text CHAMPION to 70020 to give £3 per month
The text service is a subscription service. You will be charged £3 plus a message at your standard network rate in the first month and £3 per month thereafter. Celtic FC Foundation will receive 100% of the donation. To unsubscribe text STOP to 70020 or call 0141 551 4321.
Thank you for making a difference to those in our local communities who need it most.