IN the SPFL encounter with Hearts on Saturday, September 26, the Celtic team donned the National Famine Memorial Day logo on their hoops shirts, to once again recognise the Great Hunger.
One million people died in the tragedy and many more suffered in the most appalling circumstances
Saturday’s match coincided with the annual commemoration of the Famine, which this year took place in Newry, County Down.
Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to confirm that a selection of these unique match issue shirts – signed by each player – are now being auctioned, providing supporters with the opportunity to own a wonderful collectors’ item.
The shirts can be accessed HERE and the auction will close between approximately 6.45pm and 7.30pm on Monday, October 5 (bidders should check individual items for exact end times).
Funds raised will help support the set up and delivery of Celtic FC Foundation’s new Ability Counts Ireland project.
Operating in Scotland since 2011, Ability Counts 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.
Due to its overwhelming success, Celtic FC Foundation are now looking to expand the reach of Ability Counts by introducing delivery in Ireland, honouring the roots of our club.
The project will be officially launched at a fundraiser to be held by the Lurgan No.1 CSC on Saturday, October 10 and Celtic FC Foundation are exceptionally grateful for their wonderful support.
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