Foundation Christmas Appeal Kicks Off with Donation of £10,000 from Celtic FC

7 November 2023

Foundation Christmas Appeal Kicks Off with Donation of £10,000 from Celtic FC

November 6 marks 136 years since the formation of Celtic FC. On that day at St Mary’s Church in the Calton, Brother Walfrid and his fellow Founding Fathers made a commitment to help those most in need.

And, on this anniversary, Celtic FC Foundation – the Club’s charitable arm – are delighted to officially launch our 2023 Christmas Appeal. The Club has once again kicked off the campaign with a wonderful donation of £10,000, as they ask people to join them in helping to Light Up Someone’s Christmas this festive season.

Although ordinarily a time of joy for most people, for those facing hardship in their lives, this can often become one of the most stressful and challenging times of the year. Celtic hope this year’s Appeal will bring comfort, and light up the lives of many who would otherwise struggle over the festive period.

This includes local families facing poverty, so they can enjoy the type of Christmas that many take for granted. As well as pensioners, women and children in refuge, the homeless community and refugees, as well as a host of others.

In addition to humbly requesting donations, the Appeal will also see the return of a host of fundraising events and initiatives, as well as the introduction of some new ones.


  • November 4-18: Thanks to Club sponsors Dafabet and Magners, the shirts from Saturday’s match against Ross County featured our Christmas Appeal logo and these are now being auctioned
  • November 6: Founding Fathers’ Fast
  • November 6: Virtual Christmas Tree
  • November 17: Celtic Sleep Out, Derry
  • November 18: Celtic Sleep Out, Glasgow
  • November 20: December 20 – Christmas Appeal Prize Draw
  • November 24: Ghirls for Good festive extravaganza, sponsored by the Ellen Kane Trust
  • November 25: Our annual Christmas Appeal matchday bucket collection at the cinch Premiership match against Motherwell
  • December 2: Celtic Sleep Out, London
  • December 17: The Santa Stroll One-Mile or 5K

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