Champions get behind Celtic FC Foundation’s 2016 Christmas Appeal

FOLLOWING yesterday’s official launch of Celtic FC Foundation’s 2016 Christmas Appeal, the manager and members of the first team took time out to show their support.

Brendan Rodgers, Scott Brown, Craig Gordon, Scott Sinclair, Mikael Lustig and Erik Sviatchenko reiterated the aims of this year’s Appeal, which strives to follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid, providing comfort to those on our doorstep who need it most.

You can watch the first team message here 

Celtic FC yesterday gave the Appeal the perfect kickstart – with a magnificent £10,000 donation.

The generosity and compassion of the Celtic Family is unsurpassed. Once again we are looking for your help. Everyone at the club and the Foundation is asking you to back our Appeal, which epitomises the very essence of our club and truly honours the founding principles of Brother Walfrid.

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] or call 0141 551 4321.