Green Brigade announce fantastic initiative before Celtic take on Aberdeen

By Euan Davidson

November 4, 2021

The Green Brigade have announced plans for their annual foodbank collection, planned for before when Celtic kick off against Aberdeen.

For the match at Parkhead, on November 28th, Green Brigade members and associated volunteers will be collecting donations from three points outside the stadium.

The 111 entrance, the Celtic Way, and the Gallowgate entrance to Celtic Park will all be used for dropping off and collecting food donations in the lead-up to Christmas.

Now an annual tradition, the Green Brigade had to move to an online collection last year [Glasgow Times]. Due to the pandemic, there were obvious safety and practicality risks. That and, of course, no fans being allowed into matches during the 20-21 season.

This year though, it’s different. The Green Brigade are specifically looking for Celtic fans to bring UHT Milk, UHT juice, toiletries and other items listed on the following tweet [North Curve]:

Foodbank collections have been a running theme in the last month. The Celtic FC Foundation’s collection before the game against St Johnstone was a huge success. 5500kg of food and over £6000 was collected by the Foundation.

Meanwhile, for a game against Motherwell, away supporters helped to donate to North Lanarkshire foodbank.

Celtic supporters are being relied upon for their generosity. Quite right, too, given the foundations of the club itself, and the mission of charity from the very beginnings in St Mary’s, Calton.

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Green Brigade again show their class as Celtic fans gear up to donate again

John Lewis adverts. Mariah Carey. Some folk have their own “first signs” of Christmas being on its way.

For many Celtic supporters, it’ll be the news of a Green Brigade appeal. Timed to meet the needs of foodbanks in the run-up to the festive period, the Green Brigade are showing their credentials as a socially conscious and charitable outift.

Fine, not everyone likes them. But there’s zero doubt that what they do for the club in terms of class consciousness and charity is more than worthwhile.

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Again, this is an important opportunity. These foodbank collections have been hugely successful in years gone by. With the pandemic and tax changes biting at the wallets of so many this festive season, charity has arguably never been more vital.

Kudos to the Green Brigade, and to the Celtic support who will surely turn out in their thousands with their donations.

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