Green Brigade Food Collection Success
The Green Brigade would like to thank the Celtic support for the incredible collective generosity which was exhibited on the day of our food bank collection in December of 2013 at Celtic Park. It was both humbling and inspiring to witness the shopping bags pile up outside the stadium as men, women and children kindly donated what they could to help those in need at Christmas time as they made their way to the match. The response was entirely fitting of the club’s founding ethos and an almost unbelievable 5,746.75kg, ie 5.75 tonnes, of food was collected and distributed to the impoverished people of Glasgow’s East end and beyond. We were also given a total of £465.45 to pass on to the Glasgow North East Food Bank.
‘’I would like to thank the supporters of Celtic FC for their generosity and thoughtfulness; their response was overwhelming’’. Beth Aitken, Acting Project Manager of Glasgow North East Food Bank.
An event like this encapsulates what Celtic means to so many of us. In a time of austerity and social apathy, with a dangerously callous Conservative government at the helm and the mainstream media seemingly intent on demonising the working class at every turn, the Celtic support has once more demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to charitable aims and to helping the local community. We thank you all for your kindness and hope that we can count on your continued support for any future charitable projects that the group seeks to organise.
On behalf of TCN I’d like to state that the above proves that the Green Brigade are a force for good. The PLC must look at reinstating the group to their area. What the group has shown here is what Celtic are all about. Unfortunately for all their good work they have been shabbily treated by the PLC for daring to have a political opinion.