Yet again during 2013 we asked you to put your hand in your pocket and you responded as only Celtic fans do. You raised £6000 before and during the focus of our summer fundraising activity, the annual golf day. £4500 of this went towards the 1254125 Appeal, which during the year did an enormous amount to anchor the club and support right back to where we came from. Clic Sargent, who help children with cancer, also benefited at that time.
Thanks also to those who sponsored my 10k at the Great Scottish Run in October to the tune of £1552. Times remain tight for many, so I the value of your support.
Perhaps the biggest response all year came from the commitment we made to Mary’s Meals to build and kit a kitchen at the Kholoni Primary School in Malawi. 1200 kids are registered at the school but there are no catering facilities, so students go hungry, or simply don’t go to school at all. Pablophanque’s family sent on the £4500 support they received in 2011 to the appeal, while 470 people booked a seat at the CQteN St Patrick’s Day dinner, with more on the waiting list. The work we’ll achieve in 2014 will be incredible.
This place can stress and annoy sometimes but it has become a great window into the soul of the Celtic support.
Have a great Christmas and thank you for all your support.