Celtic FC Foundation’s Appeal supports Scottish Refugee Council

CONTINUING with Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal spotlight series, attention turns to another of our key beneficiaries, Scottish Refugee Council.

In recent times, distressing images emerging from the European humanitarian crisis underlined the need for urgent action.

Following proceeds from last September’s Jock Stein 30th Anniversary Charity Weekend, Celtic FC Foundation affirmed our commitment to helping refugees by donating £60,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross, with monies used to co-ordinate an on the ground emergency humanitarian response.

Scottish Refugee Council are an independent charity who aim to protect and advocate the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. This vital work includes providing essential information and assistance for refugees as well as raising awareness and campaigning for change.

This Christmas, Celtic FC Foundation are continuing this outreach by assisting Scottish Refugee Council and their ongoing efforts to help refugees and asylum seekers.

Speaking on Celtic FC Foundation’s support, Esther Muchena, Family Service Manager at Scottish Refugee Council, said: “Most refugees arrive in Scotland with little more than the clothes on their back.

“The welcome they receive here and the warmth and generosity shown by Scottish people, goes a long way to help refugee families find their feet and begin to recover from all they have been through.

“Thanks so much for showing you care about families in need and for making Scotland the welcoming country it is.”

Through this year’s Christmas Appeal, Celtic FC Foundation are aiming to help around 250 local families facing poverty and hardship, providing a meal on the table and gifts for the kids.

We want to bring the magic of Christmas to those homes, something they would not otherwise experience, however, we cannot do this without your support.

So together, let’s raise more than the roof this Christmas.

To get behind the Christmas Appeal 2016, you can:

  1. Donate by Text – text ‘CELT07’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70070
  2. Donate Online –
  3. Donate via Paypal –
  4. Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores
  5. Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.
  6. Give as you Live via your Christmas Shopping –

As part of the Appeal, Celtic FC Foundation are hosting four key fundraising initiatives:

Founding Fathers’ Fast – Sunday, November 6, 2016

On the anniversary of the club’s formation, we are asking supporters to fast for the day in honour of our charitable heritage and donate what you would have spent on food – suggested £5 – to our Christmas Appeal. Please give up food for just one day so that someone facing hardship can have a meal on the table this Christmas.

Celtic Sleep Out – Saturday, November 12, 2016

Participants will spend the night battling the elements – from 10.00pm to 6.00am – under the stars in Paradise. Availability is now limited. The entry fee is £30 and participants are asked to then raise a minimum of £125 in sponsorship. Further details, including sign up, are available here –

Ghirls for Good – Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sponsored by Mappin & Webb and hosted by Edward Reid, this ladies event will take place in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park.  The evening of fabulous festive fun and frolics will include a cocktail on arrival, delicious three-course meal, Fly High NY draw, festive DJ, magician, prize draw and Christmas gift stalls. The cost for a table of 10 is £450 or places can be purchased on an individual basis at £45pp – further details are available here

Matchday Bucket Collection – Saturday, December 17, 2016

We will have volunteers placed at all turnstile and entry areas prior to Celtic’s SPFL encounter with Dundee. To register as a volunteer, email [email protected]