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Celtic supports Concern

On Saturday 11 August, the world-renowned Celtic Football Club will be raising funds and awareness for Concern Worldwide when they play against Spanish legends Real Madrid.

Promoting Concern’s work

For the first time ever, the Scottish giants will wear a strip featuring our logo to encourage support for our charity. The highly anticipated game will take place in Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, and will be played as part of the 2012 World Football Challenge event

Celtic charity fund

Peter Lawwell, chief executive of Celtic Football Club said: 

Celtic Charity Fund was established in 1995 to use our strong charitable heritage as a catalyst for positive change in the world. We are delighted to now support the work of Concern who have an unprecedented reputation in transforming the lives of the world’s poorest people and who last year reached 27 million people with their programmes.

The Celtic family around the world is notoriously generous and we look forward to the club and our fans uniting in their support of this great organisation.

Friendly match

Celtic FC and Real Madrid have not faced each other in 32 years and the friendly match, which will be broadcast across the US on ESPN and throughout the UK and Ireland on ITV4.

Text your support

People viewing the game at home and in attendance on the day will be asked to give what they can to us via text message. Funds raised will go directly to our life-saving work in the world’s poorest countries.

A fantastic opportunity

Rose Caldwell, executive director of Concern Worldwide in the UK said:

We are delighted to be involved in such a huge event in the football calendar and are grateful to Celtic Charity Fund for such a great opportunity to share the importance of our work with so many football fans. 

Each night, one in seven people in the world go to bed hungry and in a plentiful world this is not acceptable. We need funds to continue our work to tackle this problem and this match is a fantastic occasion for us to highlight the difference that Celtic supporters can make to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.