Celtic announce the easiest way yet to support charity this Christmas

By John McGinley

December 3, 2021

Celtic have announced that proceeds from streaming and sales of Eddi Reader’s version of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ will be donated to the Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal.

Reader recorded a version of the traditional tune for the club’s Christmas advert featuring Ange Postecoglou and the first-team squad, which was warmly received by supporters.

The song is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, as well as a download that will cost 79p. It is genuinely the easiest way to support the Christmas Appeal this year.

Reader said: “I love the fact that they’ve asked me. You know, Bertie’s gone this year and we had some nice times at the Lisbon Lions event with Bertie, and I think the song – ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – is really fitting. It’s a beautiful song.

“Singing this song is emotional anyway. The fact that it’s Scottish and it’s part of my heritage, and to say goodbye to people and to say that we’re still there in spirit, no matter how far away we’ve gone or how far apart we’ve been, we’re all together now – I love that thing about that song.”

Links to all the music markets are available on the official club website.

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Postecoglou helped launch the 2021 version of the Christmas Appeal last month, with the club initially donating £10,000 to get it up and running.

The funds go towards helping some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities, so is well worth supporting in whatever way you can – whether through a cash donation or just a download of Reader’s excellent Auld Lang Syne.

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