Celtic FC Foundation set for a day of healthy charitable activity

CELTIC FC Foundation’s ongoing commitment to improving Health, promoting Equality, encouraging Learning and tackling Poverty continues with two upcoming initiatives firmly focused on HELPing others.

Ahead of the home game against Kilmarnock this Saturday, April 8 (KO: 3pm), Celtic FC Foundation, in partnership with Glasgow NE Foodbank, will host a food collection inviting supporters to donate items to be distributed to those most in need.

Urgently required items:
Tinned fruit 
Tinned custard/rice 
Pasta sauces 
Tinned tomatoes 
Tinned fish 
Tinned vegetables 
UHT milk 
UHT juice 
Sugar – 500g
Toiletries (Unisex)
Larger sized nappies/wipes 

Around Celtic Park, there will be three drop-off stations:
– The Clover (main collection) and the West and East entrance areas along Janefield Street.

Beneficiaries confirmed to date:
Airdrie Foodbank
Clydesdale Foodbank, Carluke
Coatbridge Community Foodbank
Drumchapel Foodbank
Glasgow North East Foodbank
Glasgow North West Foodbank
Glasgow South East foodbank
Glasgow South West Foodbank
Loaves and Fishes
Renfrewshire foodbank

Celtic FC Foundation will provide a bag for life for this collection. You can collect your bag from the various outlets below from Tuesday, April 4:

– Celtic Stores – Superstore, Argyle Street, East Kilbride, Coatbridge, Clydebank and Greenock.  (Bags will be available from the Belfast and Dublin stores from Wednesday, April 5.)

– Celtic Pools Office

– Glasgow North East Foodbank, Carlton Parish Church –  see website for opening times

In December 2016, Celtic FC Foundation announced its continuing partnership with Glasgow North East Foodbank, based at Calton Parkhead Parish Church.

Since our initial investment in 2013, we have been a great supporter of the organisation and their vision to be ‘more than a Foodbank’.

For more details on this collection, please email: [email protected]

It promises to be a bustling afternoon on The Celtic Way, as alongside our food drive, the pre-match itinerary will also see Celtic FC Foundation’s inaugural ‘Healthy Hoops’ event.

Promoting fitness and wellbeing, the ‘Healthy Hoops’ initiative will feature organisations offering advice on a variety of health-related issues, including –

– Glasgow Council on Alcohol
– British Heart Foundation
– Coppafeel (Breast Cancer Awareness)
– Alzheimer Scotland
– Prostate Cancer
– NHS Organ Donation
– Penumbra (Mental Health Awareness)
– Celtic FC Foundation’s Gateway to Health and Opportunity
-Football Fans in Training (in association with the SPFL Trust)

Celtic FC Foundation’s ‘Healthy Hoops’ event will be live from 12noon until kick-off, with stalls situated in the disabled car park adjacent to The Celtic Way.

Speaking about the food collection and ‘Healthy Hoops’ event, Celtic FC Foundation CEO, Tony Hamilton, said: “These two initiatives mark another example of our determined focus around Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty.

“The food drive closely aligns with our origins as a club established to alleviate hunger for vulnerable people in our society and we are grateful for the typically generous support we receive from the Celtic Family.

“Consistent with Celtic FC Foundation’s activities around health and wellbeing, ‘Healthy Hoops’ promises to be a hugely worthwhile event offering real value and practical advice for supporters. It’s an ideal opportunity to learn about common health-related issues in a friendly, interactive setting and I’m certain it will be a useful outlet for those on the Celtic Way pre-match.”

If your organisation is interested in hosting a stall at our ‘Healthy Hoops’ event, please contact [email protected] or call 0141 551 4321