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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. See auld ‘nae surrender’ has surfaced again. This time no mention of right-angles, but a few sly kicks at those who will ‘benefit’ if they are found to be cheating – and the best bit – others knew, and kept their big gubs shut and let them cheat more to get them into more sh$t.

     

     

    Best bit saved for last, even if they had been upfront about their arrangements, even if people knew they were wrong, they would have been allowed to get away with it anyway.

     

     

    Give’em enough rope.CSC

     

     

    HH

  2. ItaliaBhoy

     

     

    I enjoyed your book review yesterday.

     

     

    It puts me in mind to ask you this.

     

     

    The chain reaction you have described is what we all expected of the Sevconians. They are the peepil, after all. What explanation is there for the actions and inaction of the Scottish football authorities? How do you think, in his imagination, Regan sees this whole shebang ending?

  3. sTICks – want to echo Jobo’s words – hope all goes well with your move. Your daughter was in my son’s class at StL. His initials BH. Hail Hail

  4. Evening bhoys, cooler on the hun free mountain.

     

     

    Superb stuff re the collection.

     

    Proud to be a Tim.

     

    ………………………………

     

     

    Re the huns and the punishments, or lack of.

     

     

    Seems to be a belief that the huns are going to get a severe spanking.

     

     

    Now, please correct me if I’m wrong…………

     

     

    But we are hoping for the same powers who, this season alone have broken all the rules to allow newhunco into the 4 th tier of the game, despite the lack of audited accounts.

     

     

    The self same powers who have for the past couple of years have granted a licence for euro football, despite not fullfilling the required criteria to obtain said licence.

     

     

    The self same powers who have had ex hun directors in a position of power at the sfa, who have known the state of affairs at the huns, and still turned a blind eye to the blatent corruption and cheating, and the subsiquent granting of a licence to play football.

     

     

    These are the people you are hoping that will punish them……

     

     

    I won’t be holding my breath.

  5. Tim Malone Will Tell, 21:25

     

    I don’t live in Scotland so escape the white noise.

     

    One thing is clear – they have played their cards early. Their friends in the MSM, in politics, and in football, the threat to the SPL revenue, of social unrest … all bluff.

     

    So here we are at the end game and all Green can do is refuse to take part in the investigation whilst crying witch hunt, and he complains about after being offered a deal that even they knew they didn’t deserve…

     

    they really are the walking dead

  6. THE EXILED TIM

     

     

    You are of course correct. The only prospect for justice is if Celtic get out of this small bigoted environment.

  7. Good evening…i ,like I’am positive most Tims on here, have decent pals who support sevco but i have sensed a change in their demeanor towards one its almost as if they cant look one in the eye or even bring themselves to talk about it.There is now no banter about the rivalry and the get togethers and phone calls have become less frequent.It’s rather sad… the sevconians are hurting so much that long held friendships are fading like a former football club from Glasgows south side…HH

  8. have been off line so reading back

     

    THE BATTERED BUNNET @ 19.37 your to kind but believe me mouthy Lurganites are not hard to find (sorry Neil) lmao. Seriously Saturday was another unforgettable day at CP and the staggering amount collects just proves what we already know, when your a bhoy/ghirl youl never walk alone

     

     

    HAIL HAIL

  9. sipsini, 21:29

     

    It is only the start.

     

     

    The turning point was the HMRC refusal to let them live by agreeing to the CVA. Why? Because they know there to be, in the words of the lawyer of a former manager

     

    ‘major fraud at Rangers’.

  10. Magnificentseven on

    Gordon64

     

     

     

    21:34 on 24 September, 2012

     

     

     

    I sense an apathy developing re the SPL.

     

    We knew this was likely with their demise.

     

    But situation not being helped by papers focusing on

     

    zombies instead of football.

     

    Worrying times ahead.

     

     

     

    were exactly do you sense this apathy?? in your head perhaps

  11. wonkyradar

     

     

    21:05 on 24 September, 2012

     

     

    Off to watch Prometheus wae the wife…set free the monkeys!

     

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    Cooper talked about Prometheus before he was murdered days after 911.

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_A4fBSroiE

     

     

    I’m guessing his audio is a lot better to listen to than watch Prometheus the movie. ;)

     

     

    Eyes wide open indeed.

  12. Hi Ghuys, just had a reply from the SFA regarding my complaint about the following photograph :

     

    http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6692/1348519112668.jpg

     

     

    Could I have confirmation that this is indeed the game against Brechin City in the Ramsdens cup and not the game against Berwick Rangers as being alluded to in the reply I got from the SFA.

     

    More about the reply and my thoughts tomorrow as it is getting a bit late.

  13. BIG-CUP-WINNERS

     

     

    The best solution would be the sfa are found to be complicit in the fraud, any punishment would IMO see certain peepil singing, and a semblance of truth might come out.

     

     

    If the sfa are found to be complicit, their position is untennable.

     

     

    This would be the perfect oportunity for the sfa to be disbanded as is fifa’s wish, and we are taken under the wing of the english fa.

     

     

    That would do for me, in reality, it’s the best I could hope for.

  14. Mag 7

     

    Agree it’s in my head.

     

    You can feel it in the atmosphere

     

    at CP and at away grounds.

     

    Not scientific but real.

  15. CelticFirst, cheers!

     

     

    Regan? Who knows. I think, from following this story like everyone on here, and from reading Phil’s SFA chapter in Downfall, that we must consider Regan to be a man simply out of his depth.

     

     

    He didn’t sign up for any of this, and I suspect he deeply regrets taking the job now.

     

     

    He has gone for – or been bounced into – a strategy which has sought to preserve RFC/Sevco at all costs. I am certain he realises that this strategy blows a hole in any notion of sporting integrity and the SFA’s own rule book, but in time-honoured fashion he has gritted his teeth and gone with the stitch-up in the ope that “everything will calm down soon”.

     

     

    Only his “partners” at Sevco are truly, irredeemably, mental. And even in their death throes they have the power to expose Regan and the SFA.

     

     

    Ungrateful? Yes. Shocking? Yes. Surprising? No. It’s what happens when you compromise yourself with cheats.

     

     

    Regan is a busted flush. He won’t be in post for long, I suspect.

  16. O.G.Rafferty

     

     

    21:14 on 24 September, 2012

     

     

    petec, 20:33

     

    It’s not anyone on here that’s preventing them sliding away peacefully – it is their insistence on being the victims in this sordid tale is doing it for them. We are but mere onlookers in their danse macabre, and how glorious it is

     

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    I think most people realise that they are totally finished and it just seems the corrupt media people are at pains to Big them up.

     

     

    I wonder why they are bigging them up? As you will probably know better than most (as you have AT’s ear), the media is as complicit as anyone in this whole saga.

     

     

    The day can’t be far away now before the whole corruption comes tumbling down.

  17. THE EXILED TIM @21.47

     

     

    I hope your dream is fullfilled but what makes you think the demise of the sfa “is fifa’s wish”

  18. gedhed @21:37

     

     

    I know what you mean. I met an old RFC supporting pal last week. Usually the talk centres around the football. He knows they are a bad lot but I think he enjoyed winding me up about Celtic…

     

     

    This time, nothing. I couldn’t bring myself to make more than a passing remark about the Huns, and he let it pass and started talking about Liverpool instead.

     

     

    I think he was genuinely embarrassed and I think we both realised that a full and frank discussion would have ended in an almighty argument.

     

     

    Sadly as these type of Hun moderates leave, the bridge is taken by Dingwall and his minions…

  19. dena29

     

     

    Fifa have wanted a Brit Fa for long enough.

     

     

    The main resistance has come from scotland in the past, along with the Welsh and NI fa’s, to a lesser extent.

     

     

    The first signs of progress to this was a brit team at the Olympics.

     

     

    A Brit FA would be welcome, we will not get an invite to the english fa, the next best hope is a euro set up, that is a few years away.

  20. petec, 21:52

     

    Why are they bigging them up? Because it’s all they know how to do.

     

    They are like most people who have done the same thing for a long time – they are stuck. And instead of putting their time and energy into finding out what’s going on they simply go round and round, decrying the new order.

     

    They are yesterday’s men

  21. THE EXILED TIM

     

     

    21:36 on 24 September, 2012

     

     

    Evening bhoys, cooler on the hun free mountain.

     

     

    Superb stuff re the collection.

     

    Proud to be a Tim.

     

    ………………………………

     

     

    Re the huns and the punishments, or lack of.

     

     

    Seems to be a belief that the huns are going to get a severe spanking.

     

     

    Now, please correct me if I’m wrong…………

     

     

    But we are hoping for the same powers who, this season alone have broken all the rules to allow newhunco into the 4 th tier of the game, despite the lack of audited accounts.

     

     

    The self same powers who have for the past couple of years have granted a licence for euro football, despite not fullfilling the required criteria to obtain said licence.

     

     

    The self same powers who have had ex hun directors in a position of power at the sfa, who have known the state of affairs at the huns, and still turned a blind eye to the blatent corruption and cheating, and the subsiquent granting of a licence to play football.

     

     

    These are the people you are hoping that will punish them……

     

     

    I won’t be holding my breath.

     

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    I think we are making our way out of Scottish Football and will have to be patient for a wee bit.

     

     

    It looks obvious to me the UFH has intelligence where as the Orange/Masonic locals are knuckledraggers without much upstairs.

  22. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    O.G. Rafferty

     

     

    I don’t live in Scotland either but am wary of Salmonds influence – he got a wee bit of a bloodied nose at the start of deidco’s administration process but I wouldn’t be too sure that he entirely disappeared from the scene.

     

     

    It seems to me that the whole investigation and prosecution process has been slowed deliberately to let Sevco get off the ground, so I don’t feel too confident that they will be allowed to receive their just desserts.

     

     

    I do agree though that they are looking very desperate. The MSM are trying to paint Green as the ‘no surrender’ hero when clearly he would have accepted the dodgy deal on offer if the SPL and SFL chairmen votes hadn’t gone against him due to fan pressure.

     

     

    As I posted earlier today, any journo with scruples should be asking what was offered by whom and exactly when – and what tacit agreement was already in place before the SPL and SFL votes took place. I am sure that if the right questions were asked of the right people, Green’s hero credentials might be looking a bit tarnished plus Regan, Doncaster and Ogilvie would be collecting their jotters.

  23. Magnificentseven

     

     

    The apathy is tangible, it’s there amongst the support when thousands start leaving with 10 minutes to go.

     

     

    Another example is the number of guys who just don’t go to the game anymore. I went to Seville with 6 friends. Nowdays I’m the only remaining ST holder, two of the others go to an occasional match.

     

     

    It’s sad when the ground is 2/3 full and (GB apart) silent.

     

     

    Only the club can provide a catalyst to attract supporters back. Right now they are failing.

  24. Because if he resigns, he will find another position in sports administration. If he stays until all the skeletons come falling out of all the cupboards, he is finished.

  25. THE EXILED TIM

     

    I see where your coming from , but how would this pan out if scottish independance were achieved?

     

     

    Hail Hail

  26. Orange Order say Ulster Scots should have a vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum.More on Stormont Today 11.20 BBC2

     

     

    Here we go boys.

  27. petec

     

     

    I have always believed that our goal is to get out, whatever way that is.

     

     

    Things take time, I thought we would be closer than we are, but I, like everyone else don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, but assured moves are afoot.

     

     

    Football in scotland is finished, nothing to do with the hun demise, but in a way their demise has helped speed up the process.

     

     

    The main thing I am hoping for is the demise of the sfa.

     

     

    Green has said in a roundabout way that if they go, they will bring down the sfa.

     

     

    If the sfa punish them, people will sing.

     

     

    That will do for me.

     

     

    I just want it yesterday, a habit I have picked up from the wife :>)

  28. A 10 minute item was just on German TV about Sevco, showing their new life in ‘the fourth tier’. Didn’t really explain why Oldco went bankrupt, nor that their illustrious past was based on financial doping. Most of the item was taken up with following the team, fans, CG and FPLG to the Annan game. I hadn’t seen any footage of them this season – The Rangers really are poor and Annan were unlucky not to win. A few chinless fatnecks were interviewed as well. Apart from singing ‘F**k the SPL’ in Annan pubs what was noticeable was they seemed to be sweating a lot – maybe all the standing involved at the game.

     

    http://www.wdr.de/tv/sport_inside/sendungsbeitraege/2012/0924/glasgow_rangers.jsp

  29. dena29

     

     

    Can’t see it.

     

     

    The snp have lost a massive amount of the Catholic vote, the huns won’t vote for them.

     

     

    The Westminster government will pull out all the stops, and every dirty trick in the book will be used to stop independance.

     

     

    Football at the end of the day has nothing to do with it anyways.

     

     

    Fifa are a law unto themselfs.

  30. gedhed7

     

     

    What you are witnessing is the removal of the Mask that they all wear.

     

     

    Some wear it better than others, wear it for longer than others; but, sooner or later, it slips.

     

     

    Long term posters on here will remember the times when some of us identified the Mask and asked how a “decent” person could support an organisation like Rangers.

     

     

    Some didn’t like it, as they had good friends, that they would “stand in the trenches” with.

     

     

    In 1965, Jock Stein saw the Mask slip from many of his “friends”.

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