Hoops represented in Philadelphia as Celtic Foundation Appeal goes international

By Euan Davidson

June 5, 2021

From Glasgow to Philadelphia, the Celtic FC Foundation’s ‘Walk On Weekend’ is going global.

In these Covid-ridden days of social distancing, charity work has become that bit harder, logistically. It’s not as if we can turn up to Paradise tomorrow and watch Hoops legends square off to raise funds. So, with that in mind, Celtic supporters are being encouraged to walk for the Foundation.

The idea is to take in famous Celtic-related sights. Locally, for those in Glasgow, that includes St. Mary’s in Calton, Willie Maley’s grave, and of course, Celtic Park. Around the world though, it’s a little more of a challenge. But that hasn’t stopped Supporters Clubs rising to the challenge.

In Philadelphia, the Plough Boys CSC have improvised, by donning the Green and White to famous landmarks in the city:

Meanwhile, in New York City, the Manhattan No.1 CSC congregated in Times Square:

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Meanwhile, closer to home in St Andrews, members of the Foundation embarked on a skydive:

Celtic FC Foundation: wearing the Green and White from Philly to Fife

The Football for Good Fund, started by the Foundation in response to Coronavirus pandemic, launched the Walk On Weekend campaign in April [Celtic FC Foundation]. While there are recommended sites to visit, including Melbourne’s Olympic Stadium and Boston’s Fenway Park, anyone can take part, wherever they are.

Celtic – very popular in the USA / (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

So far, the Football for Good Fund has been a roaring success. In the Foundation’s own words [Celtic FC Foundation]:

“Since its launch in March 2020 and thanks to the incredible generosity of so many Celtic supporters throughout the world, the FFGF has risen to over £1million and we have worked with a host of partner organisations, to provide vital and urgent support in the form of food and essentials to thousands of vulnerable children, families, individuals, pensioners, refugees, the homeless, those living in refuge and NHS frontline staff.”

So, if you’ve got some free time, take a walk in the Hoops, and send your donations in.

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