Celtic announce record-breaking Christmas Appeal amount

By Hamish Carton

December 23, 2019

The Celtic Foundation have announced a record-breaking total for their 2019 Christmas Appeal.

The club posted an article on the official website on Monday lunchtime, revealing that they had raised a remarkable £310,000 from various activities over the past few months.

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They said: “Once again, the support received throughout the Appeal has been truly astounding and we simply could not have achieved this record-breaking total without the magnificent generosity of so many people including worldwide Celtic supporters, the club, the manager, players, directors, trustees, partners, sponsors and funders.”

The club also detailed a number of the different events that had helped to bring in the record-breaking total. These included an eBay auction of the players’ shirts worn against Motherwell, the Celtic Sleep Out, the Christmas charity single, James Forrest’s book and the annual bucket collection held before the game against Hibernian.

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Christmas Appeal shows Celtic still stand for what matters

The total is a wonderful reminder of the good work that Celtic, and their foundation wing in particular, do at this time of the year. Christmas can be challenging for many who are less fortunate, and it’s refreshing to see the club continue to do all they can to make a difference.

 

The fact that they have raised a record total at a time when there’s so much uncertainty around the country is a particularly great achievement.

Chief executive Peter Lawwell also praised the appeal saying: “I must extend our thanks to everyone who has contributed this year and ensured that this has been another hugely successful Christmas Appeal. Charity remains at very core of what we do here at Celtic.”

His final comment is a fitting reminder that, despite all the change, we still stand for what we did back when we were founded in the late 19th century.

Brother Walfrid would be a happy man today.