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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. Hunderbirds…………..

     

     

    Howzabooooot……………..

     

     

    “Celtic are angr abooooooty……”

     

     

    “Celtic have complained abooooot…”

     

     

    ” Celtic have questioned the scoddish authorities aboooot….”

     

     

    Or

     

     

    “Celtics controversial Green Brigade to be caged at Ibrox for safety of scoddish fans”

     

     

    ” Brendan Rodgers has hit ooooot at……….”

     

     

    Or

     

     

    “Celtics troubles deepen as troubled striker gets in mair trouble……”

     

     

     

    ………………….

  2. Oh and by the way…. How good is it to be a Tim.

     

     

    Full of love, happiness, good cheer and optimism for our fellow man..

     

     

    Contrast that to being, angry with everything in this world constantly, with a horrible diminishing superiority complex, a hatred of all things green and not unionist……

     

     

    Feck that shite.

     

     

    Peace and love??

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D. :)

  3. Hunderbirds- what about getting an interview with the Australian coach.

     

    Trying to get him and BR in a bun fight.

     

     

    Or

     

     

    Players not happy that Scott Brown walks back into team.

     

     

    Or

     

     

    BR’s targets for January transfer window sign for someone else.

     

     

    Or, or , or, It could be anything, but one things for sure it will happen.

     

     

    D. :)

  4. Good morning from a chilly Forres.

     

    The Frau and I went to the vigil Mass in St Sylvesters’s in Elgin last night. The central heating in the church had broken down so it was a tad cold but my mind wandered to those who were homeless in such a cold night and thanked my blessings. A wonderful service with the rather off-the-ball Fr Stewart delivering another one of his wonderful sermons.

     

    I won’t linger because the adverts, jumping screen and various other glitches are time consuming and annoying but I did pop into say a Very Happy and Holy Christmas to everyone and may all you wish for at this time of year be delivered. I have most of my family visiting so I am sorted.

     

    Merry Christmas everybody ???????????????

  5. Happy Christmas to all the bhoys and ghirls out there in Timdom.

     

     

    Nollaig shona daoibh go leir!!

  6. Happy Christmas to a’bdy fae a frosty N.E.

     

    Time to spread the legs of my Burd.

     

    Have a great day ??

  7. 50 shades of green on

    Hunderbirds..

     

     

    Msn pee……..Roll out some ex zombie tax dodgers to tell their diminishing readers how Slippy has the “team ” fired up for it.

     

     

    Or

     

     

    Some overweight overbearing hasbeen to tell their diminishing readers that their is a split in the Celtic dressing room…….o wait thats been done.

     

     

    Or

     

     

    Get some overpaid typist to tell their diminishing readers that Broonie is aff tae macjay land cause hes feert of “The Coming “.

  8. 50 shades of green on

    And on things the msm wont tell their diminishing readers———– Absolutely no mention of coke heed leaving shortly after big Meg has shot her load over the revellers fae the castle.

     

     

    Infact the typists will have to tell their diminishing readers that, the Bing Crosby fan ” will not be sold “.

     

     

    H.H

  9. The Good Ship Celtica on

    Merry Christmas to all Tims across the world.

     

     

    Paul67 – Thank you for the forum.

     

     

    TGSC,

     

    Sailing On….

  10. Merry Christmas To Paul 67 and all CQNrs and their families .

     

    Happy birthday to big J and big G64.HH

  11. And belated special note of thanks to Paul67 (as reminded by those with more grace and manners).

  12. Good morning, friends and a Big Happy, Holy, Peaceful Christmas to Paul67, Martin42 and each and every single poster and lurker on this dear green site. Have a wonderful day. And if, like me, you’re on the ole ‘peeling the potatoes, sprouts and carrot’ duties you better get started – dinner’s at 4!

  13. A big thank you to Paul 67 and a very Happy Christmas to all.

     

    My Christmas `duty` involves the delivery of the eponymous Hot Smoked Salmon from Arbroath to Garrowhill for our family Christmas.

     

    I think tomorrow`s game is probably the more difficult of the next two . Even so, play well and we win.

     

     

    JJ

  14. What is the Stars on

    Merry Christmas everyone

     

    Special thoughts to those like the Fallon family who have lost a loved one recently.

     

    Also to those battling serious illness like MAH,

     

    Also of course to all those fleeing war,persecution and famine who make their way to relative safety of Europe..

     

    God bless you all.

     

     

    Up the Rebels

     

    https://youtu.be/Tr1d0ivyTTk

  15. AS im driving to the mother in laws for dinner, wont be drinking till tonight, just opened a can of fiery ginger beer from Tesco lovely.hh.

  16. I got six bottles of beer and 7 pairs of underpants from the family. How incontinent do they think I am?

     

     

    Have a great Christmas everyone especially Paul for his daily work on CQN.

  17. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Happy Christmas everybody.

     

     

    Hope everyone has a peaceful time during the coming year.

     

     

    HH

     

    BGFC

  18. Merry Christmas to all the Celtic family.

     

    Had the good fortune to spend 10 mins in the company of Filip Benkovic last night.

     

    Picked him up after he left 9 o’clock mass at St Aloysius.

     

    Got autograph for my son, he’s delighted.

     

    Filip is a well mannered, respectful young man, a real credit to his parents.

  19. Paul67: Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi mhaise duit.

     

     

    Merry Christmas to all Tims. Hope you have a lovely day with family and loved ones.

  20. Merry Christmas all from Toronto, a few snow flakes falling adds to the ambience of this beautiful morning.

     

    Slainte

     

    Tony