Celtic Trust confirm thoughtful voucher plans; meeting at Celtic Park tomorrow

By Hamish Carton

June 18, 2021

The Celtic Trust has confirmed plans to collect vouchers from season ticket holders and donate them to “causes close to the hearts of Celtic supporters”.

Three weeks ago, amid their season ticket launch, Celtic announced that £50 vouchers would be handed to all supporters who renewed. (Celtic FC)

The voucher, which can be used both in-store and online, will allow fans to purchase any items, “including Adidas kit, training wear and accessories.”

But there is an option for those season ticket holders who would rather see their vouchers go to someone else.

Celtic fans at Celtic Park / (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

An exciting seven days for Celtic fans is about to get underway

The Celtic Trust confirm their plans

The Celtic Trust confirmed on Wednesday evening that they would collect unwanted vouchers from fans.

Fans can either venture to Celtic Park tomorrow between 12 and 1 – or post the vouchers to the Celtic Trust. (address in tweet above)

On their website, they said: “Following the announcement by Celtic that it was going to give vouchers to last year’s season ticket holders by way of ‘added value’ we enquired with them as to whether we could collect these and donate them to causes close to the hearts of Celtic supporters.

“We have gauged the numbers who would be willing to donate the vouchers and have liaised with a number of local charities working with children and young people to see if they would be able to use them. We are now in a position to explain the arrangements.

“We have been in touch with 5 local groups (two youth clubs in the south and the east end of the city, a Gaelic sports club, an east end primary school and a charity which helps refugees).

Celtic Park last season / (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“This is a great opportunity to turn what many Celtic supporters felt was a very disappointing decision by the Celtic Board into a very positive outcome for some young people in our city who might not otherwise be able to afford the items these vouchers can buy.”

Hopefully as many people get use of the £50 vouchers as possible, even if it’s through the Celtic Trust’s Donation Initiative.

We all pay good money into Celtic, even when times are tough. That is what being a supporter is all about.

But we also deserve a little back, from time to time.

In other news, Celtic’s latest signing is the nephew of a former England international