The Celtic Foundation have thanked supporters for their incredible generosity after the Football for Good fund surpassed £1m. This unbelievable feat has been achieved by fundraising around the festive period, which has alone raised £250k to try and support the vulnerable in society. The club’s charitable arm has been active in promoting the fundamentals upon which Celtic were founded and this year, they have been able to support those that need help in the local community.
The Celtic website confirmed that numerous charities would benefit as a result of the generosity from supporters amidst the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit to those that supported the campaign and helped contribute to making what is supposed to be a special time of year, a little bit easier amidst the tough restrictions and uncertainty about when they will be lifted.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell spoke of the incredible effort by the fundraising team as well as helping contribute to society.
“Celtic has been at the forefront of UK football, delivering valuable support to thousands of people since the current challenges began and the latest figures show the phenomenal impact of our work.
“Celtic’s social dimension and community focus will forever be a hugely important part of the Club. It is part of who we are and the magnificent success of our Football for Good Fund really does prove the positive impact which Celtic continues to make on the lives of so many. This is a wonderful achievement.
“The work carried out this year has been remarkable and we sincerely thank our fans for their magnificent support of this initiative.
‘Through a huge collective effort between our colleagues, staff, players, supporters and sponsors we have helped thousands of people in need already – and we will continue to do so as we aim to make a real and meaningful difference.’
“On a day-to-day basis, our work is providing huge benefits and a real level of support to people in need. The needs of the most vulnerable in our communities are greater than ever before, but Celtic will always be there to provide as much support as we possibly can.”
A big well done to those that donated and those that have facilitated the support for those across society in dire need of assistance. Christmas is the time of giving and charity and once again the Celtic support have rallied to the call.
A detailed review of where the funding went can be found here.