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Stunning charity effort by Celtic fans

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A big well done to everyone who participated in the efforts to send Vanessa Riddle to Philadelphia for crucial medical treatment.  The £500k required was raised yesterday.

Brogan Rogan’ brought the issue to the blog and Taggsybhoy arranged the CQN Music Quiz earlier this month, our first formal activity for Vanessa.  Penfold gave us a signed Celtic top at the quiz which raised an incredible £5000 on eBay (plus gift aid) from a Celtic fan who, quite simply, gets what following this club is all about.

Not only did he pay £5000 but he told us to keep the shirt and use it again!  We then raffled the shirt on eBay and raised almost £1400.  You are all part of an incredible story by an incredible support.

The draw for the signed shirt took place at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, you can watch the video of below and find out if you won.

Our thanks again to Andrew in Belfast for his tireless help with the site this week.  The new ‘whyte’ template is in place and we’ll continue to restore functionality.

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  1. top 10 for the first time in ages?

     

    Well done to all concerned. Don’t forget the Rhebel Rhebel t-shirts too! They must have raised a bit.

  2. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Start the day with a truely amazing effort by all that is good about Scotland.

  3. from last blog..

     

    Fortunes Favour Mibbes on 29 February, 2012 at 10:58 said:

     

    First things first. You must offer commiserations for the recent loss of Sir Jimmy Savile, a true Yorkshire legend.

     

    Normally I would think that there would be a “stingy standoff” with people from both Scotland and Yorkshire given their reputations. However, after seeing the fantastic efforts for the Vanessa appeal recently and recognising the fact that the majority of donors must be from Scotland, that myth has been smashed. You must therefore buy him a pint of bitter (don’t call it heavy) and understand that Tykes are now officially the World’s tightest people.

  4. Absolutely superb effort to ensure this wee girl gets the treatment and care she needs. Respect to all who organized and contributed.

  5. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Just found out, I have a terminal broken fingernail, I need a million by friday, if there is any chance to save it. After reading about the generosity for genuine cases, I thought I’d try my luck with a chancers plea for charity :o)

  6. The good old Scottish Media. How many time were we told, almost with mathematical precision, that the takeover deal from Whyte to acquire Rangers, was costing M£52.5.

     

    They must feel so stupid now but I always get a wee chuckle every time I think about it.

     

    Imagine, only wrong by £52,499,999.99.

  7. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on

    tomtheleedstim:

     

    The only difference between a Yorkshireman and a Scotsman is the Scotsman has a sense of humour.

     

     

    HH

  8. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on 29 February, 2012 at 11:18 said:

     

    The only difference between a Yorkshireman and a Scotsman is the Scotsman has a sense of humour.

     

     

     

    I don’t get it?

  9. A Great effort by one and all! Good luck with the treatment Vanessa.

     

     

    Paul – nice look to the site. It reminds me of our 3rd strip!

  10. Hi everyone

     

    anyone know how i can contact Jspaterson from the Civil Servants Celtic supporters club, Edinburgh?

     

     

    If you post on here can you drop me a e-mail through my twitter or site link, its just about joining.

     

     

    cheers

  11. Taggsybhoy, a big CQN well done for all your efforts with the Vanessa appeal- the quiz and the shirt auction and raffle. Also to your lovely wife and Joe who I know assisted you enormously and without whom you would not be the geat guy that you are :-)

  12. TheGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown) on

    tomtheleedstim

     

     

    Touche !!

     

    and may your ice cream bowl never be empty.

     

     

    HH

  13. tommytwiststommyturns on

    P67 – well done to Andrew and yourself for getting the blog back up.

     

     

    A truly astounding amount of money raised in such a short space of time. I have to be honest and say I thought that it couldn’t be done.

     

    Well done to BRTH, Taggsy & family and all involved in any kind of fundraising for Vanessa.

     

    Can you please pass on my e-mail address to BRTH and ask him to contact me in relation to the the JustGiving website?

     

     

    HH

     

    TTTT

  14. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    Yep, what a result. Big bloody hug to all methinks !!!

     

     

    TomtheLeedstTim

     

     

    “stingy standoff” :))))) I will follow your advice without fail, and ensure we raise a pint to the memory of The Late Great Jimmy S. All joking aside, the north of England produces many beautiful people. Told you before, but the welcome we got last year will stay with me for ever. Wonderful folks….who weren’t too embarrassed to catch me as I fell off my seat several times !!! :D)))))

  15. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    canamalar @ 11:16

     

     

    This is not the tme for Agent Whyte impressions.

     

     

    I am Agent Whyte’s backer.

  16. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    heGreenManalishi(WithTheTwoProngedCrown)

     

     

    I’d disagree with that.

     

     

    You missed out the Law of Averages, which are firmly weighted in Leeds’ favour. They are are a sorry looking bunch after a football match on a Sat afternoon, but they are majoritively beautiful folks.

  17. Fortunes Favour Mibbes on

    tomtheleedstim

     

     

    Definitely !! Pint of guiness will be at the bar for you as soon as we arrive next time, amigo !! :D)) Saying that, the wee Tuck shop in the Irish Centre could take up a good hour of anyone’s time :D

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