Foundation’s Christmas Appeal supporting Glasgow City mission

  • CELTIC FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal is underway and as part of our 2015 campaign, we’ll be taking a closer look at the charities benefitting from your generosity this festive season.

    First in this spotlight series, we look at the work of poverty and homelessness charity, Glasgow City Mission.

    Established in 1826, Glasgow City Mission offers a safe refuge for those afflicted by homelessness and poverty. As well as providing an evening drop-in service, Glasgow City Mission also provide daytime activities and one-to-one support for the impoverished, vulnerable and destitute.

    On Celtic FC Foundation’s support, Glasgow City Mission Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Graham Steven, said: “We are delighted to have the continued support of Celtic FC Foundation this Christmas. 

    “The Foundation has pledged to support our evening drop-in service which provides a hot meal and practical advice to over 130 homeless and vulnerable people each weekday evening.

    “As well as a hot meal in safe, warm surroundings, the drop-in service provides a springboard into our holistic programme of daytime activities designed to tackle the root causes and help people move forwards once again.

    “We’d like to thank Celtic FC Foundation, fans and all connected with the club for their longstanding support of Glasgow City Mission and people battling homelessness in Glasgow.”

    Glasgow City Mission is just one of the charities we will be supporting through this year’s Christmas Appeal, along with around 200 local families facing poverty and hardship – to provide a meal on the table and gifts for their children.

    In the coming weeks, we will highlight each of the beneficiary charities and the incredible difference your support will make.

    Please follow the Celtic Way to help us give back this Christmas.

    To get behind the 2015 Christmas Appeal, donations can be made in the following ways:

    – Donate by Text – text ‘CELT07’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70070

    – Donate Online –

    – Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores

    – Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.

    – Give as You Live via your Christmas shopping –

    As part of the Appeal, Celtic FC Foundation are also hosting two fundraising events:

    Celtic Sleep Out – Saturday, November 14, 2015
    Participants will spend the night – from 10.00pm to 6.00am – under the stars in Paradise, along the trackside area in front of the Main Stand, looking onto the hallowed turf. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. 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 12, 2015
    Sponsored by Enchanted Forest and Friends, this ladies lunch event will take place in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park. The afternoon of fabulous festive fun, fizz and frolics will include a delicious Christmas lunch, auction, raffle, live entertainment, a festive DJ and Christmas gift stalls. The cost for a table of 10 is £450 or places can be purchased on an individual basis at £45pp. To make a reservation, please call 0141-551 4262 or email [email protected]

    We will also be providing a party for some local primary school children on Wednesday, December 16 in the Kerrydale Suite.

    Any donation you make this Christmas will help those who need it most. Thank you for making a difference.