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David Yarrow dedicates ‘Cesar’ to Foundation’s #LionsLegacy

David Yarrow dedicates ‘Cesar’ to Foundation’s #LionsLegacy

CELEBRATED wildlife photographer, and supporter of Celtic FC Foundation, David Yarrow met five members of the Lisbon Lions’ squad in Glasgow today to hand over 12 copies of his iconic ‘Ces

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    Rod and Wee Jay raise more than the roof this Christmas

    Rod and Wee Jay raise more than the roof this Christmas by supporting Celtic FC Foundation's Annual Christmas Appeal

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    RT @henrywinter: šŸ‘šŸ‘ @David_Yarrow great picture and cause šŸ‘šŸ‘ https://t.co/ZUWREHlF8X

    26 May 18:18 via Twitter Web Client

    WE ARE DELIGHTED TO CONFIRM THE SQUAD LINE-UPS FOR HENRIK'S HEROES V LUBO'S LEGENDS ON SUNDAY. IT'S GOING TO BE A Cā€¦ https://t.co/LVAqkjLNQ5

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    This is how it feels to be Celtic . . .

    16 May 2017

    This is how it feels to be Celtic . . .

    As we come to the close of one of the most memorable and enjoyable Celtic seasons in recent times and the party gets into full swing, Celtic supporters have an opportunity to remember and re-connect with the very cause for which our club was founded almost 130 years ago. 

    Celtic Park will have yet another full house on Sunday, May 21, 2017 when Hearts come to visit and Brendan Rodgers’ team will be presented with the Scottish Premiership Trophy as Champions for season 2016-17.  With the League Cup already in the bag and the possibility of a Treble with the Scottish Cup Final against Aberdeen the following weekend, and the 50th anniversary of being crowned Champions of Europe that week to boot, this could be the celebration to beat all celebrations. 

    That day, as has become an established feature on Trophy Day during this momentous 6-in-a-row run that we’re enjoying, Celtic FC Foundation will have volunteers outside every turnstile selling badges to help raise funds for the various projects they organise around the four key themes of improving Health, promoting Equality, encouraging Learning and tackling Poverty (HELP).

    This great work that Celtic FC Foundation carries out echoes the very aims that our club was created to advance.  The Poor Children’s Dinner Tables, the brainchild of Celtic’s founding father Brother Walfrid, operated in the parishes of Sacred Heart, St Mary’s and St Michael’s in Glasgow’s East End in the 1880s. A football club was the ideal vehicle to raise funds to sustain and expand the Dinner Tables, whose purpose was to encourage children to attend school by providing them with nourishing food that their families would struggle to provide, that way benefitting the entire community.  As a flyer sent around the East End in late 1887 proclaimed:  Many cases of sheer poverty are left unaided through lack of means.  It is therefore with this principal object that we have set afloat the “Celtic”. 

    On May 21 you can contribute to the Celtic ideal and support the endeavours of Celtic FC Foundation through the simple act of buying a badge.  In recent years, the different badge designs have proven popular and in 2016 an incredible £15,000 was raised by the Foundation through badge sales outside Celtic Park. The Foundation badge has become a badge of honour. 

    The work of the Foundation prioritises the north and east of the city of Glasgow but it spreads its efforts through Scotland, Ireland and the UK to the rest of the World, with an emphasis on Asia and Africa.  It is a global effort that reflects the support that exists for Celtic throughout the world with the intention of converting that support into positive action to meet the Foundation’s objectives.

    Celtic has always been about more than the sport of football.  The club’s charitable origins are unique and events such as the Foundation’s Badge Day reinforce the importance of charity in the DNA of the club and the support. 

    On the day itself, you can help through the simple act of buying this year’s Foundation badge.  Get it on to your scarf or your lapel; pass one on to family and friends (the kids love them!).  Spread the message that Celtic is all about helping those who need it most:  it was in the beginning and it remains true today. 

    And then, as you enter Paradise again on May 21, have this wee thought to yourself: 

    This is how it feels to be Celtic . . .”

     

    Tosh delighted to play on the hallowed turf in Henrik v Lubo game

    30 March 2017

    THE history of Celtic is part of Tosh McKinlay’s life and very DNA. His grandfather and father took him to games. He was presented with a medal as a boy by Jimmy Johnstone. And he was part of the team that won a Scottish Cup in 1995, a league cup in 1997/98 and a league title the same season.

    The former defender was almost 30 when he finally joined the Hoops but his links with the club were forged by being born in a Celtic family.

    “I grew up with the tail-end of the Lions,” he said. “My first game at Celtic Park was 1972.”

    He will return to Paradise for Celtic FC Foundation's Henrik’s Heroes v Lubo’s Legends charity game on Sunday, May 28 and is particularly looking forward to the salute to those who won the European Cup 50 years ago.

    “Jinky was my all-time favourite," he admitted. "I was privileged to watch them but privileged to get to know them. And Jinky presented me with a medal for a five-a-side tournament at Partick Burgh Hall.

    “These things stick in your mind. These guys are very humble people. It was great to grow up supporting the team and then playing for the team and then meeting all those greats.

    “You can’t explain what it means to you as a club. When I was growing up my father and grandfather took me to games. Unfortunately, my grandfather did not live to see me play for Celtic but when they talk about living the dream I know what they mean.

    “I will always be grateful to Tommy Burns for allowing me to do that,” he said of signing for Celtic in November 1994.

    And McKinlay rates Henrik Larsson as the best he played with, though the competition is strong.

    “Henrik’s goal at the start of the St Johnstone game that stopped 10-in-a-row will live long in the memory," he said. "I was fortunate in that I played with the Three Amigos – Jorge Cadete, Pierre van Hooijdonk and Paulo Di Canio – and I also played with Andy Thom and Paul McStay but the king was Henrik.”

    And Tosh McKinlay is looking forward to the charity match. “It is always good to get back on the hallowed turf and pull the boots on.”

    Henrik’s Heroes versus Lubo’s Legends will take place at Celtic Park on Sunday, May 28, 2017, with a 2pm KO.

    Tickets are on general sale, on a first come first served basis – maximum of 10 per person - priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions*. 

    Tickets are available to purchase online at www.celticfc.net, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. Rail Seating does not apply to this match.

    Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing matchdayhospitality@celticfc.co.uk 

    Net proceeds of the game will be devoted to Celtic FC Foundation, a charity aiming to uphold and promote the founding principles of our football club. The four priorities are to improve health, promote equality, encourage learning and tackle poverty and the Foundation have a strong track record of delivering successful community-based projects. There will be detailed projects in relation to proceeds from this match in due course.

    * Concessions 65+/Under 16s.

    ** Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via our sales line.