Celtic Foundation looks to support local charities

THE first of Stalybridge Celtic’s five designated charity days took place at the recent home game against FC United.Stalybridge Celtic Foundation looks to support local charities to help them raise awareness of the great work they do and also to raise valuable funds for them.

Reuben’s Retreat was the first guest of the Foundation for the afternoon at Bower Fold where they also invited Elite Soccer and Droylsden Juniors for a small sided tournament and coaching clinic.

The club’s walking football team Vintage Celtic took on a team representing FC United in a friendly fixture, all prior to kick-off.

The club kindly donated a signed 2019-20 home shirt to Reuben’s Retreat to raffle on the day along with a bucket collection around the ground.

A fantastic £478.96 was raised on the day and the club said a massive thank you to everyone who contributed.

Community fundraiser Lindsay Smith, from Reuben’s Retreat, said: “Just to let you know we collected an amazing £478.96 on the day.

“Amazing and just so you know, this money could pay for two families to have a two-night break for a child unlikely to reach adulthood or for a family bereaved of a child, so that is truly magical.

“Thank you to Stalybridge Celtic Foundation and Stalybridge Celtic FC for great support.”

The next designated charity fixture is on Saturday, November 23 against Buxton FC when Willow Wood Hospice will be their guests.

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