Walk On from Paradise to Bellshill in the footsteps of Cesar

Celtic FC Foundation, in partnership with the Billy McNeill Commemoration Charity, are delighted to launch a brand new fundraising event – ‘In the Footsteps of Cesar’ – paying tribute to the legendary Celtic captain.

The event will take place on the morning of the bank holiday Monday, May 29, 2023 and will see supporters take on a 10.1-mile sponsored walk from the Billy McNeill statue at the bottom of The Celtic Way to the newly erected statue of Cesar in his home town of Bellshill.

The Bellshill statue was officially unveiled on Saturday, November 26, 2022 and its creation was made possible thanks to the phenomenal efforts of the Billy McNeill Commemoration Committee, who raised in excess of £80,000 to commission the tribute to Celtic’s European Cup-winning captain.

Following the wonderful success of their fundraising campaign, the Committee decided to register as an official charity and continue the legacy of Billy’s statue, by supporting the local community.

Registered as the Billy McNeill Commemoration Charity (SCIO number SC050908) in 2021, the organisation provides grant funding within the local area to support public participation in sporting activities, the advancement of health, the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science and the provision of recreational facilities.

Celtic FC Foundation are proud to be partnering with the Billy McNeill Commemoration Charity for this exciting new initiative, offering supporters the chance to follow ‘In the Footsteps of Cesar’ and Walk On from Celtic Park to Bellshill.

Participants will receive an ‘In the Footsteps of Cesar’ t-shirt and snacks/refreshments will be provided during the event.

The minimum age to participate is 10 (as of the event date) and participants aged 10-15 must have written consent to participate and be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian/responsible adult, who must also take part in the event.

Registration is now open and the cost to enter is £20 for those aged 16 and over, or £15 for those aged 10-15. You can register to take part HERE. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before completing the process.

All we ask is that you raise a minimum fundraising target (£135 for those aged 16 and over and £67 for those aged 10-15).

Proceeds raised from the brand new event will be shared equally between Celtic FC Foundation and the Billy McNeill Commemoration Charity.

Thank you for your wonderful support.