Bid for unique Celtic shirts in charity auction
By: Newsroom Staff on 15 Aug, 2012 09:05
LAST Saturday, Celtic played Real Madrid in Philadelphia as part of the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge. The meeting between the Scottish and Spanish champions at Lincoln Financial Field attracted a large crowd at the stadium, as well as a worldwide TV audience.
Demonstrating the charitable roots of the club, the Celtic squad on the day wore Hoops shirts incorporating the logo of leading humanitarian charity, Concern Worldwide.
Through Celtic Charity Fund, these unique shirts are now being auctioned to support the work of Concern, giving fans across the globe an opportunity to play their part while bidding on wonderful pieces of memorabilia.
Each shirt has been personally signed by the individual player concerned, putting the items into the collectors’ category.
The match was broadcast across the United States on ESPN, and throughout the UK and Ireland on ITV4.
People viewing the game live at home on ITV4 and in attendance on the day were also given the opportunity to donate to Concern via SMS. Funds raised have gone directly to the charity which works to tackle poverty and alleviate hunger in 25 of the world’s poorest countries
The shirt auction is now open and will close at 8pm (UK time) on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. You can place your bids now at http://www.celticcharityfund.org.uk/auctions/auctionindex