LAST night many of you would have been watching the Ireland v Wales match where the major talking point was a horrible leg-breaking tackle. The sickening images on social media of the leg break were so similar to the injury suffered by Henrik Larsson in Lyon all those years ago.
Maybe not so many would have watched Comic Relief but for those who did they would have been proud to be a Celtic supporters.
Earlier the Celtic Foundation had made a £5000 donation to Comic Relief, just as you would expect so hardly newsworthy.
However when Comic Relief showed a film of chart topping Ed Sheeran in Liberia talking to a twelve year old girl, from among a group of kids who had lost parents to ebola, something unexpected happened.
The wee girl hadn’t been able to go to school since here dad died. She had to work to provide for her family but she told Sheeran than her dream was to become a singer herself so she could sing in the church. The camera pulled away from her and in the background, there it was, the Celtic crest.
We had been there before Ed Sheeran and the folk from Comic Relief.
CQN and other shared images of this on social media last night but it is worth posting this feature to make the point that all the good things that the Foundation does and that the Celtic support does on it’s own, reaches places like this.
Last year from the surplus achieved from the various Res12 activities, CQN donated your money to Liberia to feed children at three schools for a year. That money, around £7000, went to Mary’s Meals and they allocated it to three schools in Liberia. 1967 kids were to benefit from your generosity.
We have no idea if those featured last night were among those 1967 poor kids. They may well have been. But what we do know is that CELTIC had already reached them in one way or another.
Ed Sheeran, incidentally came across brilliantly. He wasn’t prepared to let the awful situation continue for one moment longer and personally organised and paid for this group of kids to be looked after.
It was the Celtic Way.