What Is The Football For Good Fund?
Since 1888, Celtic Football Club has symbolised the power of Football for Good.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Celtic FC Foundation launched our Football for Good Fund (FFGF) on Friday, March 20, 2020 to assist those most in need.
What Are We Doing?
Since March 2020, we have worked with a host of partner organisations, to provide vital support through the Fund in the form of food and essentials to thousands of families, individuals, pensioners, the homeless and NHS frontline staff.
Recently, we have added a new stream which strives to tackle fuel poverty and support mental health and wellbeing. The Foundation will work alongside further FFGF beneficiaries over the coming months to help those most in need in our communities.
And thanks to your incredible generosity in these unprecedented times, we crossed a mammoth FFGF milestone of £1MILLION at the end of 2020, as a magnificent total of £250K was raised through the Christmas Appeal phase of the Fund. Through our Appeal were able to help hundreds of local families, giving them the kind of Christmas most of us take for granted. We also provided food, gifts and comfort for pensioners, refugees, those living in refuge, the homeless community and most importantly children who would otherwise go without.
Throughout the coming months, we aim to continue to ensure that support is available to the growing number of people affected by the ruthlessness of COVID-19.
But we can’t do it alone.
We understand that many are concerned about their financial position at this time, and it is important to say that, while we are continuing to actively appeal for donations, supporters are urged to donate within their means. Any donation – big or small – will go a long way to help those in urgent need of assistance.
And despite empty stadiums and social distancing, with your help, we can continue to use Football for Good to bring people together to make a difference.
How To Donate
There are a number of ways to contribute, including:
Donate By Cheque
Payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow G40 3RE
Donate By Text
Text ‘CELTIC’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70085*
Donate In Cash
There are collection boxes in Celtic stores
*Texts will cost the donation amount, plus one standard rate message.
** You will be charged £3 plus two text messages at your standard network rate in the first month and £3 per month thereafter.
Other Ways To Get Involved
There are a number of other ways to get involved in the Christmas Appeal, including:
Purchase the Cadbury Lisbon Lions Dairy Milk Bar
Purchase one of our 1,967 limited edition Celtic FC Cadbury Dairy Milk bars, recognising the greatest achievement of them all – the 1967 European Cup win in Lisbon. All proceeds are donated to the FFGF.
Join the Virtual Kiltwalk
Choose any challenge and any distance you wish and take part in the Virtual Kiltwalk, over the weekend of April 23 – 25.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of The Hunter Foundation, all funds raised for Celtic FC Foundation will be topped up by a phenomenal 50%. You can register here now and don’t forget to contact us by email to let us know at [email protected]
Purchase The 9-in-a-row Pin Badge or Gerard Burns’ Glittering Prize Print via ebay
Purchase our 9-in-a-row pin badge via ebay here or Gerard Burns’ Lions Lions commemorative 50th-anniversary print via ebay, using the options below.
Purchase Gerard Burns’ Glittering Prize Print
Support the Football for Good Fund by purchasing Gerard Burns’ Lions Lions commemorative 50th-anniversary print.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions’ historic European Cup triumph and to assist with our Lions’ Legacy campaign, renowned contemporary Scottish artist, Gerard Burns created a stunning, multi-layered painting, entitled ‘Glittering Prize’.
The image depicts the famous scene as the team walked out on to the park in Lisbon’s Estádio Nacional on May 25, 1967.
The original painting graces the Celtic Park Boardroom and supporters throughout the world now have the opportunity to cherish their own copy of Gerard’s incredible piece, with this 72cm x 48cm poster print edition.
Net proceeds will be devoted to Celtic FC Foundation’s Football for Good Fund.
The prints are exclusively available to purchase via our official charity eBay account and there are two options:
Glittering Prize Poster Print with Additional Donation
£25.00 (plus postage and packaging) via eBay here
In purchasing this option, you are generously making an additional £5.33 donation, to provide approximately four meals for a vulnerable family, pensioner, refugee or someone who is homeless.