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Wee Oscar 4 Life bucket appeal nets over £31k

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The fact that the Wee Oscar 4 Life campaign inspired hundreds from the Celtic community to raise money for the treatment of Oscar Knox will surprise no one, but the stunning amount of money raised by the bucket collection outside Celtic Park on Saturday, £31,918.05, is breathtaking.

I know those who decided something had to be done to help Oscar have no interest in our congratulations or respect, but they have it nonetheless. Well done to all who helped on Saturday and to those behind the campaign. You are a credit to our community. Again.

The team released the following statement:

At last Saturday’s Celtic game against Dundee at Celtic Park over 200 volunteers collected money on behalf of the ‘Wee Oscar 4 Life’ campaign as part of the Oscar Knox Appeal.  Wee Oscar’s Green Bucket Army raised an astonishing £31,918.05 in just two hours between 13.00 pm and 3.00pm before the Scottish Premier League game.

This campaign was launched by supporters of Celtic Football Club (the Celtic family) to raise money for Oscar Knox, a four year old boy who has recently been diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma- a rare form of cancer which mainly affects children. All funds raised on the day through the bucket collection will go directly towards helping to fund immunotherapy treatment abroad for Wee Oscar to help him beat cancer for good.

On the day, the campaign team and family were also joined by four supporters of Rangers and one supporter of Hearts. Oscar’s dad Stephen flew over from Northern Ireland and he also brought along some of Oscar’s family. Also taking part were the partners of Celtic players, Lisa Hague (Partner of Kris Commons), Alana Roe (Girlfriend of Charlie Mulgrew) and Debbie Lawlor (Girlfriend of Tony Stokes). Lisa Hague has just been appointed Patron of the Wee Oscar 4 Life campaign and commented on the day: “It was fantastic to take part and get involved on Saturday. I was overwhelmed to be asked and amazed at the support offered by the fans. I jumped at the chance to be Patron, even though I am 7 months pregnant, because this charity really stood out to me, not only because of wee Oscar but the level of support from Celtic fans. I’m determined to do as much as I can to get wee Oscar the treatment that he so desperately needs”.

Oscar’s family are from Belfast and Stephen Knox commented: “We are totally blown away with what happened on Saturday, I flew over myself with a couple of friends and I am so pleased that I witnessed the generosity of the fans first hand. In particular I want to thank the entire Wee Oscar 4 Life team who led this campaign and made it happen. I would also like to thank each of the 200 strong bucket volunteers who are playing a huge part in helping to save our little boy’s life.”

Oscar is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer which affects 1 in every 100,000 children. He is currently responding very well to treatment but unfortunately neuroblastoma has a very high relapse rate and so to give him the best chance of survival he needs immunotherapy. This helps to stimulate the immune system, so that if the neuroblastoma was to return, his own body can recognise and attack it. The treatment is not currently available to Oscar in the UK and so the family needs to take him abroad to get it. The treatment is likely to cost up to £250,000. Sadly Oscar was also born with Jacobsen Syndrome, an extremely rare chromosome disorder. There are little over 250 confirmed cases in the world, and as far as we are aware, Oscar is the only child in the world ever to have Jacobsen Syndrome and then be diagnosed with neuroblastoma. The odds of this are about TEN BILLION TO ONE.

Future planned events include:

Wee Oscar 4 Life Celtic Quiz Night
This will be held on Saturday 29th September in The Phoenix Bar (X Eastenders Bar) Gallowgate Glasgow from 19.00 pm onwards. Tickets cost £5 (over 18’s only). Teams will comprise of 4 or 5 players but the organisers are happy to take individual bookings and for these people to be placed in a team.

To book tickets for this event, please email weeoscar4life@gmail.com quoting ‘Quiz’ in the subject field.

Wee Oscar 4 Life Race and Auction Evening
This event will be held on the Saturday 17th November in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park from 19.00 onwards. Tickets cost £5 (over 18’s only). To book tickets for this event please email weeoscar4life@gmail.com quoting ‘Race’ in the subject field.

Glasgow to Belfast Cycle Ride
Wee Oscar 4 Life organisers are planning a cycle from Glasgow to Belfast for St Patrick’s weekend in March 2013 and will be looking for cyclist to take part in this event. Interested parties should email weeoscar4life@gmail.com quoting ‘Cycle’ in the subject field and the organisers will get back to you with more details.

For more information please contact the Wee Oscar 4 Life campaign team by emailing WeeOscar4Life@gmail.com.

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  1. swatson Neil Lennon's 6ft skinny twin! on

    STV will be in a pickle, do they report the threats to a presenter and offend newco support or stay stum?..

  2. Wonkeyradar, you always make me laugh. I get a quarter a way through the blog then immediately realise who it has come from, but check just in case!

     

    Was away on holiday on Saturday so didn’t get to the game but having already donated to wee Oscar, twice, I was absolutely delighted to hear the result of the collection. Many congratulations to all of those involved. What a result. This should be front page news but then again I doubt it.

  3. If the EBTs were indeed loans, then I’m sure all the beneficiaries will do the right thing and repay them.

     

    Even those who received them whilst not in employ of dead club.

     

    So when that’s all cleared up, one of the MSM can explain the side letters to us Internet Bampots who clearly don’t understand such matters.

     

    Zombie FC still haunting the corridors of Radio Clyde.

  4. Watching the game now: did Dundee even attempt to play football on Saturday?

     

     

    Love the commentary on CelticTV= its so honest in its bias. Like fans wae mics.

  5. Paul 67

     

     

    From previous thread.

     

     

    Would it not now be entirely appropriate for Celtic, and any other affected clubs to contact Uefa raising an official complaint in regard to the “SFA and SPL subverting due process”.

     

    Anything else might be seen as turning a blind eye.

  6. The Battered Bunnet on

    In a recent poll of Celtic Supporters in this house, the top nomination for Best Celtic Fan in a Supporting Roll was…

     

     

    Dena29

  7. Doc those t shirts are collectors items, well apart from bundoran Bhoys, Peter lawell claimed that and is planning to use it as a marquee at forthcoming matches.

  8. Benedictus! What a moniker that wan is! Keep thinking of Holy Communion every time his name is mentioned…nothing too Christian about that tackle on Lassad for the Brown pen right enough. Celtic played some nice football in that Ist half- just didn’t get the breaks.

  9. Hamiltontim.

     

     

    Remember I called you on Friday,The offer is on for tomorrow night if you are not working?.

  10. swatson Neil Lennon's 6ft skinny twin! on

    Ramon received threats on twitter and has suspended usage till police investigate! He posted about John Terry and that it was only ‘Rangers’ fans supporting him, and questioned why that was the case.

  11. VP

     

    It’s a touchy subject with BB just now, the size if his gut is only surpassed by his generosity.

     

     

    Doc

     

    Big strong poles would be required for some, and most likely permission from Glasgow airport air traffic control.

  12. The staggeringly wiful ignorance of the pompous nincompoops on ssb makes them complicit in the fraudulent scam that is any variation of the word ‘rangers’.

     

    I hope that when the books start getting thrown at the gangsters at iPox that they’re the heaviest old tomes at the judges disposal.

     

    So now they’re calling themselves the richest club in Scotland? With the biggest crowds of any club in the UK,and in the top twenty attendances in Europe? Crowing and strutting their way down the road, threatening violent mayhem to anyone who naysays them.

     

    They need ripped a new one. Sooner, rather than later.

     

    Criminal fraud : they should all be proppin’ up Barlinnie. A criminal record is the only kudos that shower of ratbag huns is deserving of.

  13. Big Vic will no doubt grace the San Siro or Bernabeu one day…just hope he stays a few years at Paradise before that happens

  14. swatson Neil Lennon's 6ft skinny twin! on

    italiabhoy

     

    20:04 on

     

    24 September, 20

     

     

    I hope someone is keeping a running total on the amount of people needing police intervention due to Rangers fans, will STV run with it at all, or will they turn it into a ‘Scottish football’ issue if they do?

  15. Just read back on the blog and calmed down. Whew.

     

    Was dozin’ whilst ssb burbled away…apart from them mentioning the bucket collection (well….they couldnae ignore it) I seemed to only hear the most outlandish of their inane ramblings, and had my comedy genes undone at the time. Ergo, I awakened in a state of nuclear fusion about the arrogance of the huns and the stupidity of the voices on the airwaves. It was like a bad dream that follows you into wakefulness.

     

    I still wish a pox on all their houses. They’d find that offensive. But then, they’ve never heard of Shakespeare. The closest they get is ra bommur’s drunken Henry Vth. moment on the ramparts of Castle Ayebrokes. And they thought THAT was reasoned thinking.

     

    Immensely stupid and sleekit huns. I’m off again…..

  16. “We, the Rangers family are the victims in this story, in our own country, being tried without proper process. If we don’t stand up for ourselves ..zzzzzzzzzzzzz”

     

     

    This lot choose John “show us the Title deeds” Brown as their cheerleader.The fact that his brief 30 secs of fame coincided with a ban from his local id neither here nor there.They literlly couldnt organise a protest p*** up.

     

     

    Whyte raped them. Green will rape them .The longer he misdirects the deeper they will get screwed.

  17. saltires en sevilla on

    wonkyradar

     

    20:03 on

     

    24 September, 2012

     

    Big Vic will no doubt grace the San Siro or Bernabeu one day…just hope he stays a few years at Paradise before that happens

     

     

    —-

     

     

    I’m hoping it will be in the hoops ….CL last 16/8/4 …etc

     

     

    I know you do too ;-)

  18. Oh,the kkk exists in Scotland alright….it’s called the orange ordure….or the huns…either/or…indistinguishable….completely indistinguishable.

     

    Racist,violent,sectarian neds who BELIEVE they have ‘god’ on their side.

  19. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Hasn’t the ‘poor zombies’ hype taken off over the past few days …..I was finding it quite amusing until SSB started blaming supporters of other clubs for the plight of poor rankers …blaming everyone except the zombies who have cheated Scottish Football for 12+ years …. They even had the cheek to say the treatment the zombies had ‘suffered’ at the hands of other the clubs was DESTROYING Scottish Football ….

     

     

    This would have been a lot longer post if it hadn’t been for Stevie from Bishopbriggs, who basically told them to stop blaming other clubs, SFA, SPL, Peter Lawwell and to place the blame where it belongs …. RFCIL………well done, Stevie ……. If those barstewards hadn’t cheated, and treated the rest of Scottish Football with such utter contempt for so long (whilst their fans reaped HAVOC everywhere they went, Scottish Football would be in a much better state on all fronts……..particularly in view of the fact that Celtic would have represented Scotland a whole lot better in Europe over those years, enhancing our reputation ……..

     

     

    They, and their media supporting fuds, really are SCOTLAND’S SHAME

     

     

    as Stevie alluded to……how can SSB logically mention, with such GLEE, that greengo is calling sevco the richest team in Scotland, when they owe £130+m to creditors …… Can’t wait for BDO to get in amongst them ………l their reputation will never recover from this …..the pundits can say what they like, to save their jobs, or because they are bigots, but it’s away beyond that now …….. They even called greengo a VERY SHREWD MAN, AFTER ALSO CALLIN AGENT WHYTE THE VERY SAME THING……… Would it not be better to call greengo to task on his assertion that he has 30+ committed investors……. Think they must have committed ‘harry-carry’ since they have disappeared off the face of the earth ……….

     

     

    Will all these outbursts by greengo, could the SFA not end up declaring him ‘not a fit and proper person’ …….. Do we really want someone like him in Scottish Football….?

     

     

    Silly, silly bhuns……..

  20. TBB 19.37

     

     

    re Dena29

     

     

    Totally agree.

     

     

     

    ……you,on the other hand…….

     

     

     

    :))

     

     

    Out in 32

  21. We all laugh- and lets face it, I’m more guilty than most- at the demented howls of the paranoid hordes but when you visit the likes of RM, FF, Vanguard Bears etc you really see a deranged form of extremism developing on these sites. Its as if someone has turned up the temperature gauge on the horde hive mind. And those responsible are attention seekers like McMurdo, Leggo, Grahams but above all of them Green. Mcmurdo as we know has always been an attention seeker and prize nob. Leggo is preaching to the converted loonies, as he has no other audience who will listen to his slabbering rants. Green is playing the bigot card because he is desperate for the horde dosh. All these cheerleaders of hate share some form of desperation. They are all exploiting the radical ignorance of the poorly educated and moral moronism of the hordes for personal gain- indirectly they are formenting extremism- whilst we and the rest of Scottish society have to live with the wider social cost of the consequences of such irresponsibility.

  22. Someone on FF calling himself ‘Clockwork Orange’….sums up their ultraviolent mindset.

     

    Unless of course the fud never read the book…..which is probable.

     

    About as insightful would be Chocolate Orange. But they’d say that was offensive….not owning a mirror between them.

     

    The sleekit ratbag bans that they are. At the old photoshop terrorism game they are.

  23. notthebus

     

     

    20:12 on 24 September, 2012

     

     

    “We, the Rangers family are the victims in this story, in our own country, being tried without proper process. If we don’t stand up for ourselves ..zzzzzzzzzzzzz”

     

     

    This lot choose John “show us the Title deeds” Brown as their cheerleader.The fact that his brief 30 secs of fame coincided with a ban from his local id neither here nor there.They literlly couldnt organise a protest p*** up.

     

     

    Whyte raped them. Green will rape them .The longer he misdirects the deeper they will get screwed.

     

    ______________________________________________________

     

     

    We now have bomber broon diehards and charles GREEN diehards ready to stand LOYALLY behind either man.

     

     

    You really could not make this up.

     

     

    They are an Irrelevance and although it is fun to talk a lot about them whilst they are what they are, I think it is time to let them slip peacefully into the land of total irrelevance.

     

     

    When we talk about them we give them credence, let them go peacefully and watch their hatred rise exponentially. :(

  24. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Nearly 32k? Awesome and some!! I don’t care if I ever get podium again!! <o)))) Well done everytim and spesh CRC and Marc!!

  25. notthebus,

     

    re the banner,funny the rankers scarf disappears and a shamrock appears

     

    on the picture accompanying the complaint,canny even stitch the Celtic fans

     

    up properly

     

    stupid stupid huns

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