The Celtic support have helped to raise over £11,000 for the Celtic Foundation’s Christmas Appeal shirt auction.

Last week, we told you how fans had been given the opportunity to bid online for some matchworn shirts from the recent win over Motherwell. Supporters could bid for the jerseys worn by the likes of Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest with the largest offer getting to keep the neat memento.

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And the shirts have proven to be a real hit with the fanbase as the foundation announced the impressive total amount raised – £11,246.

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They took to Twitter on Monday morning to break the announcement to supporters, saying: “Thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Appeal shirt auction – a magnificent total in excess of £11k raised!”

 

Christmas Appeal will make a lot of Celtic fans happy

Whoever came up with the idea for the auction deserves a lot of credit. They’ve helped to raise a five-figure amount that will go to the people who need it most at this time of the year.

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Around a dozen or so Celtic supporters will also be getting a nice present as a result. Not everyone can say they’ve got a genuine Odsonne Edouard match worn shirt hanging up in their room. Or a signed Scott Brown jersey with mud stains from the Celtic Park pitch.

Everyone was a winner with the idea. And that’s what Christmas should all be about.

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