Green Brigade share amazing effort from Celtic supporters

By Euan Davidson

November 30, 2021

Amidst all the furore, some great news has emerged from the Green Brigade annual Christmas foodbank appeal, outside Celtic Park.

Members of the supporters’ group were located at three points outside Paradise, doing their yearly festive effort for local foodbanks. And the response, as it turns out, was excellent.

Mere weeks after Celtic supporters showed their generosity before a game against St Johnstone, the Hoops fans did their bit again. According to the Green Brigade [via North Curve Celtic], nearly £18,000 was collected, with 9 vans full of food and supplies sent across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Although the Green Brigade are sometimes criticised both inside and outside of the Celtic support, there’s no arguing with this. The annual foodbank appeal is a mainstay of the club’s culture these days.

Obviously, last year’s couldn’t be done in person. Celtic fans have made up for lost time though, and how.

This comes mere weeks after 6600kg of food and £6000 were raised for the Celtic FC Foundation. Time and again, Bhoys supporters are showing their generosity, and making a real difference for families across Glasgow and beyond.

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Applause to the Green Brigade and the Celtic support

Foodbank collections can be pretty tricky to set up. Between making sure people are aware, to delivering the food and donations itself, it can be hard work for organisers.

Well worth it, though. Both the Green Brigade and the Celtic supporters are due substantial kudos for making a real social impact, here.

The use of foodbanks in Scotland is widespread, and at winter, fuel prices only make things more difficult. In the years between 2015 and 2020, foodbank use increased 80%, according to the Trussell Trust [Scottish Housing News].

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Clearly, it’s up to politicians to ease the pressures. Until then, though, the best thing we can do is show solidarity and compassion in our communities. This collection is a fantastic example of that.

So, once again, it’s a thumbs up to the Green Brigade and the Celtic supporters.

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