Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal raises over £60k

THANKS to the generosity of so many people connected to Celtic – players, directors, staff, our supporters and corporate donors, Celtic FC Foundation is delighted to announce over £60,000 has been distributed to good causes from the money raised in the Celtic Christmas Appeal 2013.�

This outstanding figure is a significant increase on last year’s Christmas Appeal and is a credit to all involved.

The funds from this year’s Christmas Appeal have been distributed as follows:


166 local families, who would otherwise face a financial struggle, were provided yesterday (Thursday) with money for a proper Christmas meal as well as gifts for the younger family members.

£24,000 – Yorkhill Children’s Foundation

– Glasgow East Women´s Aid (Christmas meal and gifts for families in the refuge)�

– Spirit Aid (Christmas hampers for those in need in the West of Scotland)

– Glasgow Simon Community (a Christmas Meal for some of the city´s homeless)

– Loaves and Fishes (Christmas hampers for the homeless and those living in poverty)

– The Wayside Club Centre (a refuge and meal on Christmas Day for the homeless)

– Glasgow City Mission (provision of food and support for the homeless)

– Lodging House Mission (provision of food and support for the homeless)

Celtic Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell, said: “We are delighted to announce this year’s total raised and I would like to thank everyone who has supported the Club in this campaign.��

“This year’s Appeal is about helping local families and individuals deal with the many challenges facing them and letting people know that we are here to help at Christmas.�

‘For 125 years we have been a major part of the local community and this year’s Appeal reaches out to local people who are very deserving of our support.”

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon said: “It gives me real satisfaction to be part of a Club with such a real and meaningful charitable tradition and to see the difference we can make to the lives of so many.��

‘I would like to thank everyone who has supported this year’s Christmas Appeal and for the part they have played in making a positive difference to so many local people.”