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I spoke to one of the volunteers after the Celtic FC Foundation bucket collection two weeks ago, the first time she had been at Celtic Park, who said, “There’s a positive vibe about this place.  Lots of good people.”

That was despite all 50-something-thousand of us being wet to the core and shivering.  It’s good for someone to point out what we have grown overly familiar with.  At least four generations turn up at Celtic Park and the oldest of those attended as kids, when the very first Celtic fans were still around.

The football team is enjoying a generation of domination that is likely to become the longest in our history, but that is nothing more than an historical oddity.  The spirit of the Celtic Movement is far more significant and has seldom been in better fettle.

The Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal raised a record £240k this year.  As a result, 466 families in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Ireland received a significant Christmas gift.  50 vulnerable pensioners in Glasgow received a voucher to help them through the period.

The Simon Community were able to provide 120 homeless with a dinner at Celtic Park.  £10,000 was given to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital to assist those in over the festive period.

The Scottish Refuge Council and Refuweegee were supported in their work with welcome packs for every refugee who arrives in the city.  Gift and outings were provided for families supported by Glasgow East Women’s Aid.

A dinner was provided for the 120 aided by Glasgow City Mission, who assist homeless and socially isolated members of our community.  Support was also give to Loaves & Fishes, The Invisibles and The Wayside Club, both of who also assist the homeless.

Glasgow Night Shelter, who aid homeless men who cannot access conventional homeless services due to their immigration status benefited, as did the Elpis Centre, who provide similar assistance to young women.

The list goes on and includes similar organisations in Edinburgh, Fife, London, across Ireland and in Canada.

God help anyone who needed assistance from Celtic FC Foundation this Christmas.  Their struggles with be significant and there will be few joys in their lives, but whether it’s a welcome pack, a meal, clothing, shelter or a toy, you reached out to them.  And that’s more important than any treble.

Well done.  It is great to be part of such a community.

Have a great Christmas.

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  1. David66

     

    Loved Midnight Mass at Corpus Christi.

     

    Felt like a big bhoy allowed out at that time wi my ma and da. ??????

  2. Fantastic piece of business tying up young Karimoko.

     

    There’s no doubt plenty of clubs would be sniffing about.

     

    If you remember quite a while back i told you all about a

     

    special young talent we had at our local youth soccer

     

    club Franco Lino a Sudanese refugee, and Melbourne

     

    Victory snapped him up.

     

    He was introduced to the Celtic family through our bhoys

     

    here at the ground and given a hoops top by the wee mhan

     

    and wore it every time time he was training with us.

     

    I’d been hearing reports from people within the Melbourne

     

    camp that he was phenominal and they were very fearful of

     

    losing him as so many clubs were making enquiries.

     

    Well he turned up at our registration day to meet his old mates

     

    and he had put on a few inches, thought i would wind him up a

     

    wee bit ” Where’s your Celtic tap you know you don’t turn up

     

    here without it?

     

    ” Ha ha it doesn’t fit me now Mick but i’ve got a new one from

     

    one of the Victory supporters ”

     

    Once that Celtic bug bites it never lets go.

     

    H.H Mick

  3. DD- same about Corpus mass.

     

    I remember one time my mum bought me and John matching Arthur Montford sports jackets.

     

    I was about 8 John 12. I was feckin raging and walked about 300 yards behind them and sat away from them in chapel???

     

     

    D. :)

  4. Delaneys,

     

    Fit like min ?

     

    This Christmas is already better than last because you’re here ?

     

    Hope you and your family enjoy a magical festive period, my friend.

  5. CT

     

    I know you East End Bhoys are our Celtic lifeblood. Us West Enders Tims back you to feck. Glesca bhoys United at times. ???

  6. David66

     

    Wish we were all still here. Loved yer dad Tommy. He was a very strong unrepentant fenian fae Knightswood. Magical

  7. DELANEYS DUNKY on 24TH DECEMBER 2018 9:43 PM’

     

     

    Heading to J’s the morra for burnt crimbo dinner, then home to fart it aff and, recover :-))))

     

     

    Then driving bus to Aiberdeen in’t morning.

     

     

    8INAROW

  8. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    Yes, here during December is a dark, cold scrape of the world.

     

     

    Early risers, look up for the next three weeks east before the sun arrives. Venus and Jupiter are closing on each other, to be in conjunction on 22Jan. A bright spectacle when our clouds allow.

     

     

    When all else disappoints, Celtic is there forever.

  9. CT

     

    Richard Ashcroft CSC. Thankyou for ticket that night. Will always love you for that Mick. Magical. My memory fae 2018 is Calton Tongues getting me a last minute ticket for Richard Ashcroft at Barrowlands. Highlight of my year.

     

    Apart fae 7 in a row ????????????????

  10. Merry Christmas Paul67 and family, and to all CQN and your families. Sending early Christmas wishes from NZ where the fun has started. Have a pure magic one, with your friends and families or if you by yourself stay on here and you will always have great company. Hail Hail.

  11. CT

     

    We will achieve 6 points in our next two games and we will win 8 in a row with ease.

     

    Magic innit ???????????????????????

  12. A very happy Christmas to all who are part of CQN, especially Paul67. In spite of everything, CQN still brings together Tims from all over the world to share their love of the Hoops. May it continue to bring joy into our lives.

  13. Is Ibrox the lowest allocation we’ve ever had for a game in the UK?

     

    Is Frank Macavennie the only player to play for 3 clubs twice?

     

     

    Merry Christmas to Paul n All on CQN

     

     

    hh

  14. THE EXILED TIM on 24TH DECEMBER 2018 10:34 PM

     

    CT

     

     

    How is the young fella ?

     

    =======================

     

    He’s doing no bad, he normally goes to all the home games to help my other cousins with the Kano weans.

     

     

    They were down in Shettleston Juniors for the Christmas Do for the weans and he went down, well taken down.

     

     

    He then sends a photo of him and Anthony Ralston.

     

     

    WeebrilliantfannythatheisCSC

  15. TET,

     

     

    Yip,

     

     

    Right, I have to sleep for ten hours to get set for J’s Christmas cooking so, goodnight and god bless timland and have a ball everyone.

     

     

    HH

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