Friends united for Celtic sleep-out

WITH Celtic FC Foundation’s Glasgow and London Sleep-Out events set to take place in November, there is still plenty of time to sign-up and support our 2018 Christmas Appeal.

Ahead of the Sleep-Outs, friends Brian Hartie and Rebecca McNair spoke of their anticipation, as they prepare to take part in our Glasgow event, at Celtic Park.

Brian said: “I haven’t done the Celtic Sleep-Out before but I’ve done a couple of similar events through The Invisibles charity in Glasgow. So when I saw the opportunity to do this one I was looking for someone to do it with, and Becca didn’t take much persuasion.”

Rebecca added: “I’ve done voluntary work with those who suffer from homelessness for a long time now by distributing things like clothes and food and myself, and some friends have also slept out in Glasgow city centre in the past to raise some funds, but this will be my first Celtic Sleep-Out.

“I think the Celtic Sleep-Out events are great as they offer the chance to take part in such an incredible experience but to do so in an enclosed space in which you can feel safe.”

Brian and Rebecca are not only big supporters of the club, they both share a strong connection to the causes which our Christmas Appeal support and are keen to raise as much as possible through their efforts.

Brian said: “This is a great chance to help Celtic FC Foundation to support some wonderful charities, as well as the people who really need help within our communities this Christmas. I’m not too sure what to expect from the Sleep-Out itself but I’ve seen lots of people talking on social media about how unique an experience it is, so I can’t wait.”

Rebecca said: “It’s for a fantastic cause and, as a Celtic fan, it’ll be amazing to do it at Paradise. We’re both hoping to raise the £130 as soon as possible and then raise as much as we can beyond that.”

Registration is now open for both Glasgow and London and all we ask is that you commit to raising a minimum of £130 (after £30 non-refundable entry fee) for Celtic FC Foundation’s 2018 Christmas Appeal.

The key details are:

Date – Saturday, November 17, 2018
Venue – Celtic Park
Registration – You can sign up HERE. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before completing the process.

Date – Friday, November 23, 2018
Venue – St Anne’s Primary School, Whitechapel
Registration – You can sign up HERE. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before completing the process.

Due to anticipated severe weather conditions, these events will be exceptionally challenging, both mentally and physically. Therefore, participants must be aged 18+ and be in an appropriate physical condition to take part.

Celtic FC Foundation will provide a ground mat and foil sheet/blanket, but participants are required to bring the appropriate equipment and wear relevant clothing and footwear.

All funds raised from these events will support our 2018 Christmas Appeal, which reflects the very essence of why our club was set up back in 1887.

The Appeal will help local families and pensioners who face poverty and hardship and a number of charities who care for those experiencing the torment of homelessness or other disadvantage. So please follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and help us make a difference to the most vulnerable in our community this Christmas.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support.