Green Brigade launch fantastic new Christmas appeal at Celtic Park

By Euan Davidson

December 1, 2021

The Green Brigade are proving their charitable credentials again, launching a drive for children’s toys ahead of the Celtic v Motherwell game on the 12th of December.

This follows a successful foodbank collection, which raised nearly £18,000 and took 9 vans of food and supplies to local organisations.

Now, the focus is on providing toys and donations for three local children’s causes. Brightest Star, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and With Kids, a charity based in the East End of Glasgow, will all be recipients of the Green Brigade efforts.

The Green Brigade will be collecting donations outside area 111 at Celtic Park on the 12th of December [via North Curve Celtic]:

Alongside the Celtic FC Foundation, the Green Brigade have been consistent in their charity efforts. The Foundation’s Football For Good Fund has been a massive success, raising over £1.5m for a range of charities [Celtic FC Foundation].

The Foundation launched their Christmas Appeal last month, with stirring words from manager Ange Postecoglou.

Meanwhile, the Green Brigade arranged foodbank collections online last year, with thousands of people donating at the height of the pandemic. This year, plenty of fans donated on their way to watch Celtic v Aberdeen.

While Celtic, like other clubs, make Christmas visits to Children’s hospitals, this effort from the Green Brigade supplants that. After nearly two years of life in the pandemic, sick kids in Glasgow can get some brief respite with a Christmas present under the tree.

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The Green Brigade aiming to showcase generosity of Celtic supporters at Christmas

Hopefully, the donations and toys collected will make a massive difference this Christmas.

It’s an excellent effort on the Green Brigade’s part. You can imagine fans will be getting right behind this, before a festive game against Motherwell. Hopefully, the fans will be in good cheer because of the game itself.

It isn’t the first time Celtic supporters have taken part in toy donations, however. Last year, virtually, the Celtic FC Foundation carried out an online toy drive [Celtic FC Foundation]. Owing to the pandemic, fans were encouraged to donate financially.

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Thankfully – for the meantime at least – we’re able to get to Celtic Park on a regular basis. Recently, that’s meant donating to charitable causes, and as Christmas gets closer, that’ll remain the case.

Absolute fair play to Celtic and the Green Brigade here.

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