Celtic supporters like you and me get to see people do some great things. I’ve watched people put £20 notes into a Foundation bucket when all they were asked for is £2. Giving your money is a selfless act that some can afford more than others, but on Saturday night, around 100 Celtic fans gave their money and more: their time, pretty much their weekend, in order to do what they can for the homeless.
Money raised from the Celtic FC Foundation’s annual Celtic Park Sleep Out will feed and shelter some who the world has left behind in the winter months ahead. The Foundation events are always rewarding, but I have never given as much of my time as those 100 people did this weekend. So respect, where it’s due.
The London Sleep Out happens this coming Friday, details here, if you’re in the vicinity. It takes place in the Whitechapel area of the city, where Br Walfrid worked on leaving Glasgow. I can’t promise to do the Sleep Out next year, but we are in the company of good people whose example makes me want to do more. I will do more throughout the Christmas Appeal and in 2019.
This is your Foundation. It does not belong to the club or to the (now) legion of Celtic fans who pick up the mantle. It is as important a part of Celtic as winning trophies, and it is a lot more important than spending hours online talking about the club. If Celtic fans did not want to participate, it would quickly wither on the vine. Just thought it’s worth a mention.