THE response to Celtic FC Foundation’s announcement around the 2014 Sporting Dinner has been magnificent and there are now only a limited number of places remaining.��
This has been a flagship initiative in the charity calendar for over 15 years and the 2014 event – supported by BT Sport – will take place on Thursday, March 27 in the Kerrydale Suite, here at Celtic Park.
Attended by Neil Lennon and members of the first-team squad, it will be an evening of top-class entertainment, with host Paul Cooney, after-dinner speakers Willie Allan and Peter Brown, an auction and raffle hosted by Andy Cameron, silent auction and fantastic four-course meal.
We are exceptionally conscious of the continued challenges of the financial climate so the cost of the event has been held at the same level for the seventh year in a row – £800 for a table of 10 or £80pp.�
Celtic Charity recently joined forces with the Celtic Foundation and the charity is now known as Celtic FC Foundation. This means our enhanced remit includes direct delivery of social projects in our local communities.
The main beneficiary of the 2014 dinner will be our ‘Ability Counts’ project. Operating since 2011, this successful partnership programme between Celtic FC Foundation and Down´s Syndrome Scotland uses the power of dance and football coaching to engage with children and young people with Down’s Syndrome.��
‘Ability Counts’ received European recognition by winning the European Club Association’s “Best Community and Social Responsibility Project Award 2011”.� It also won the “People’s Choice Heart and Soul Award” at the 2012 Scottish Charity Awards.
Thank you for your ongoing and invaluable support of Celtic FC Foundation.