Celtic fans raise 'phenomenal' cash amount for charity

By John McGinley

January 24, 2023

A group of Celtic fans have raised more than £67,000 for good causes after going on an Arctic trek across Finland over the weekend.

The club say the ‘phenomenal’ amount is still increasing, with anyone able to contribute to the final cash amount for Celtic FC Foundation via this link.

A squad of 16 volunteers, including former club captain Tom Boyd, took part in the three-day trek across the freezing country of Finland, racking up an incredible 67km in total.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

In temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius, the hardy band of fundraisers travelled across deep snow, frozen lakes and forests to complete the route in support of the Foundation’s ongoing projects to help vulnerable people in society.

The Foundation rolled out some impressive initiatives throughout 2022 including the Fuel Crisis Project which aimed to help as many as 6,200 households with fuel bills over the winter.

The charity also established the Paradise Recovery Café, Holiday Home Project and the Ukrainian Support Project in partnership with the European Club Association.

Thousands of fans have shown great support, with the Foundation announcing an incredible £385,000 was raised for those in need through their recent Christmas Appeal.

These latest efforts from a small group of volunteers should be celebrated and hopefully it’s the start of another massive year for the Foundation across 2023.

Well done everyone involved!

In other news, Celtic’s move for Oh Hyeon-gyu is another positive sign of improvement to recruitment plans.