Celts reach for the sky to support Stiliyan

A TOTAL of 19 daredevil Celtic staff and supporters took to the skies on Sunday, August 25, all in the name of charity.

They participated in the ‘Skydive for Stiliyan’ event at Skydive St Andrew’s in Glenrothes, Fife. The brave�band each jumped from a plane at 10,000 feet and proudly completed a tandem skydive.�

It was touch and go for around�five hours as the cloudy skies in Fife threatened to dampen the enthusiasm of the group and send them home disappointed.�

However, the sun shone around 2pm and our first two participants took their places aboard the flight.�The final pair completed their skydives at around 8pm and the whole party went home very happy and very proud.

The experience was different for each individual and emotions ranged from terror to exhilaration but, regardless of any fears, they all faced the challenge with great courage and determination.

Former Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov announced his retirement from football in May 2013. He has been fighting a brave and courageous battle since being diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2012, and he is currently in remission from the disease.�

To assist others, he is now in the process of setting up a charitable foundation to help address the issues involved when people receive a leukaemia diagnosis.

The net proceeds of this event will be collated by Celtic Charity and donated to Stiliyan’s nominated charity.

You can still lend your support by making a donation�HERE

The 19 brave skydivers were:

1. Jane Maguire
2. Rhona Macdonald
3. Laura Williams
4. Orlagh Breen
5. Liam McDougall
6. Russell Conway
7. Sionadh Kellington
8. Angela Murphy
9. Eileen McCartney
10. Judy Malcolm
11. Bernie Tolan
12. Andrew Bankier
13. Clare Tominey
14. Linzi Armstrong
15. Iain Williams
16. Hugh Clark
17. Michael McCahill
18. Frank Ferris
19. Stiliyan Petrov (who was there with us in spirit!)