CELTIC FC Foundation are delighted to continue their long-standing backing of Comic Relief by donating £5000 to the charity.
Just this week, Celtic defender Kolo Toure promoted the charity’s Red Nose Day appeal as part of the club’s long-time support to this great cause.
The Celtic crest also featured in a film of musical star Ed Sheeran as he visited Liberia as part of the charity’s Red Nose Day appeal.
Shocked at the poverty and appalling conditions he witnessed in the West African country, the singer-songwriter was left heartbroken in one scene after he spoke to a 12-year-old girl called Peaches, whose father had died from Ebola, preventing her from going to school.
When Peaches sang a song to him that reminded her of her father, she started to cry. Painted on the wall behind her was the Celtic crest, and it was a moment that moved everyone at Celtic Football Club.
Celtic FC Foundation already support many projects in Africa, and earlier today it was announced that some of the funds from the Legends’ charity match in May will go towards building 67 kitchens in developing countries where food insecurity and extreme poverty are claiming lives prematurely every single day.
The charity will have a particular focus on Africa and helping Syrian refugees. The 67 Kitchens initiative will see Celtic FC Foundation join up with Mary’s Meals, the charity which attracts impoverished children to the classroom through nutritious daily meals in schools and a long-time partner of Celtic FC Foundation.
Hunger remains a relentless killer and barrier to children gaining an education in certain parts of the world and these kitchens will make a significant difference to tens of thousands of people. Whilst our fans all over the world see conditions of hardship on their own doorsteps, the 67 Kitchens initiative gives all Celtic fans the opportunity to come together to support some of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people.