Ed Sheeran lends his support to Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal

INTERNATIONAL superstar Ed Sheeran performed in front of two full houses at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow last Thursday and Friday, and will return to the venue again for Sunday�€™s European Music Awards, where he has been nominated for Best Male Artist.

The popular singer-songwriter is in the midst of a sell-out European tour, but took some time out last week to sign a Celtic home shirt, which he has kindly donated to Celtic FC Foundation�€™s 2014 Christmas Appeal.

The shirt will be auctioned off online on Celtic FC Foundation�€™s official eBay charity page from 7pm on Tuesday, November 4, with all proceeds then going towards this year�€™s Christmas Appeal �€“ an annual campaign which makes an incredible difference to so many lives within our community, during what can be a particularly challenging time of year.

More information on this year�€™s appeal can be found below.

Click ;HERE ; ;for more details, and to place your bid for the Ed Sheeran signed shirt.

Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal �€“ honouring our founding principles, and helping those in our community who are most in need.

Our targets this year are as follows:

1. To provide a proper Christmas meal for around 200 local families and gifts for the younger family members, who would otherwise go without.  ;

2. ; To support the following local charities

  • Glasgow East Women�€™s Aid (Gifts, toys and family outings gifts for those in the refuge)
  • Spirit Aid (Christmas hampers for those in need in the West of Scotland)
  • Glasgow Simon Community (We will host a Christmas lunch here at Celtic Park on Sunday, December 7)
  • Loaves and Fishes (A hot meal in the cold weather for the homeless and for those living in poverty)
  • The Wayside Club Centre (Refuge and a meal on Christmas Day for the homeless)
  • Glasgow City Mission (Support for their Older Men�€™s Club which provides food and companionship)
  • Scottish Refugee Council (Support for refugees facing their first Christmas in Scotland)
  • The Invisibles (Warm goods and clothing for the City�€™s homeless)
  • Yorkhill Children�€™s Charity (Gifts and activities for children facing a hospital stay over Christmas)

Below is a quote which was received after the 2013 Christmas Appeal:

�€œI just wanted to email and say a huge thank you for supporting the families with the Celtic FC Foundation Appeal! A granny came in today as she guessed it may have come through the school�€�..we were both in tears as this donation really does make a HUGE difference to the Christmas the kids will have. God Bless you All�€.


We cannot make this Christmas Appeal a success without your support. If you are not looking to bid on Ed�€™s shirt, you can still make a donation to this year�€™s campaign – no matter how big or small – through the following channels:

TEXT �€“ ;Text CELT07 followed by your nominated amount – £1, £5 or £10 to 70070

ONLINE ;�€“ Click ;HERE ;to make a donation

BY POST �€“ ;Cheques made payable to Celtic FC Foundation and posted to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE – please do not send cash in the post.


Please help us brighten up lives and reach our goal this Christmas!

Thank you.