OBAN No.1 CSC are celebrating their 70th anniversary in the 2017/18 season, and to mark the momentous occasion, members of the club will continue their long-running incredible support of Celtic FC Foundation and other local charities.
This summer we announced how Celtic supporters’ clubs worldwide have united to back the Foundation’s 67 Kitchens campaign, an initiative in partnership with Mary’s Meals. In honour of the Lisbon Lions, this will see the build of 67 school kitchens in developing countries where extreme poverty is claiming lives every day.
Members of Oban No. 1 will pledge their support by organising a fundraising walk from Craig Lodge, the founding home of Mary’s Meals in Dalmally, Argyll, by foot and by ferry all the way to Iona, following the famous route of St Conan’s Pilgrim Way.
The group will commence their journey, which covers a fitting distance of approximately 67 miles, on Wednesday, August 30, reaching their destination on Sunday, September 3. Club Secretary, Roddy MacIsaac will walk the full route, supported along the way by club members. All funds will go towards the 67 Kitchens initiative, as part of Celtic FC Foundation’s Lions’ Legacy project.
We recently announced how supporters’ clubs can sponsor one of the 67 kitchens, via arranging fundraising events and activities throughout the season, with the facility at each Mary’s Meals school then displaying the naming banner of its founding supporters’ club.
Following this, we have received wonderful feedback from the incredibly generous and charitable Celtic support, with clubs hailing from Barrowfield to Baku signing up to sponsor one of the 67 kitchens.
Ahead of the walk, Roddy MacIsaac of Oban No. 1 explained: “The supporters’ club are really pleased to get involved in this initiative.
“Raising money with the Foundation to pay for a kitchen and food connects us back to our roots as Celtic fans and it’s just magic to be doing it in the name of the Lions in the 50th anniversary year.
“The partnership we have with the Foundation has really moved on in recent times and gives the supporters’ club a platform in the name of Celtic to fundraise for our own community, for the community around Celtic Park and for the work we want to do for overseas aid.”
To join them on part of their journey contact @obanno1csc, or pledge your support here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/obannocsc3