Green Brigade’s ‘seven vans of food and £12,293.09 collected’ update

“A wonderful gesture, it annoys me that certain individuals in the media regularly criticise these guys, but they never applaud them for doing so much for the vulnerable in society,” Just an Ordinary Bhoy, of this parish, just stated on X, the social media site previously known as Twitter.

Remember when we had a club X in Scottish football back in 2012?

Green Brigade at Livingston Photo: Andrew Milligan

He was referring to the North Curve’s update on how their Annual Foodbank Collection ahead of the recent match at Celtic Park against Kilmarnock.

That game is best remembered perhaps for the Green Brigade banner that caused so much controversy but it shouldn’t be forgotten that the weather that day was wet and wild and the Green Brigade members stood all around the perimeter to Celtic Park getting absolutely soaked for several hours so that they could raise funds for this appeal.

And their efforts resulted in cash donations of £12,293.09 being raised (it would have been more but so many supporters were unable to get to the game that afternoon due to the rain) and also seven vans full of food that has been sent across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

The £12,293.09 in cash donations will be distributed across Scotland and the fundraising is still open until Monday 6th November.

“As always, we are grateful for your ongoing support and donations. The online fundraiser will close on Monday 6th November and all donations will be collated and spread across various foodbanks thereafter,” the Green Brigade’s update states.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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