Celtic Charity Wonderland event was a festive success

CELTIC FC Foundation’s ‘Celtic Charity Wonderland’ event took place at Celtic Park on Sunday night, and the festive extravaganza proved to be a great success, with thousands raised for CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).

The guests who attended ensured a wonderful, feel-good atmosphere with each donating a gift for a sick or disadvantaged child this Christmas.

The evening was hosted by Scottish actor and Celtic supporter�Martin Compston and it kicked off with a champagne toast followed by Cruise Catwalk Show.

Those strutting their stuff on the night for charity included former players John Kennedy and Bobby Petta, plus John Herron and Leo Fasan from the current Development Squad.�And they were joined by actor Warren Brown.�

Adding some glamour to the occasion were Alana Mulgrew, Cat Boyle, Dominique Burnett, Hannah Kennedy, Irene McCloy, Josefin Lustig, Lisa Hague, Rike Nooitgedagt, Zoe Kesson and Nicola Lawwell.�Thank you to each one of you brave souls!

The entertainment continued over the course of the night with two fantastic live sets.

First up was Jade Richards who appeared on X-Factor and was unlucky not to reach the live show stages. However, the good news is that she´s recently signed a contract with Glasgow record label, The Boombox and is currently working on her first album.

The second musical performance of the night came from young, up-and-coming Glasgow trio, Supanova.�The band was only formed a year ago but, in that time they´ve been playing a number of gigs and continuously working on new material as well as developing a growing fanbase.

The programme also included a plethora of opportunities to win some incredible prizes through the main auction and raffle (both hosted by Gerry McCulloch), Wall of Fame Online Auction and ROX in a BOX segments.�

There were also fantastic bargains to be had for last-minute Christmas shoppers in our Wonderland Market.

Given the time of year, it was only right that the evening was rounded off by DJ Paul Gorman (courtesy of The Admiral) who provided a host of festive hits to take the party into the wee small hours.

The main beneficiary of the event was CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland), a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.

CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and a home care service called CHAS at Home. And we’re delighted that the Celtic first-team squad made a fantastic donation to the work of CHAS.

Celtic FC Foundation would like to thank our fabulous Event Committee – Helen Sweeney, Carroll Kelly, Lisa Keir, Mary McGowne and John McLaughlin – and every individual and organisation who donated invaluable items for the Main Auction, Wall of Fame Online Auction, Raffle, ROX in a BOX and complimentary drinks.�

Special thanks also to Martin Compston, Gerry McCulloch, Jade Richards, Supanova and Paul Gorman.

Last but by no means least, we thank every single guest who supported the event and made it a special night to remember