Celtic fans have seriously put in a monumental effort over the festive period to raise money for those less fortunate than them – and have managed to raise over £200,000 in the space of a few weeks for Christmas charities.
Every year, the club’s foundation aims to raise money for the needy at this time of year, and it was revealed on Thursday, the club announced that at least a whopping £220,000 had been raised during their 2016 Christmas Appeal.
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The amount makes this year’s charity drive the most successful one to date and means that 2017 and beyond will be a little bit brighter for some people.
The sum was made up from contributions from supporters on match-days, the club and even players and staff putting their hands into their own pockets.
As per Fox Sports, Homeless, refugee and other vulnerable groups were given £75k, while children’s charities received £45k. Women’s Aid charities received £17k, and £5k went to local Old Age Pensioners.
On top of the cash donations, Celtic’s foundation also received more than 500 toys and gifts to give out. Those gifts will be given to local children across many organisations.
And this all comes in the same year Celtic’s fan base raised an extraordinary amount for refugees in Palestine.
Everybody involved should be thoroughly proud of themselves!