Monday, 25 July 2011

Stars help Celtic and Manchester United to support East Africa famine appeal

Celtic Football Club has announced it will be raising funds for the victims of drought and famine-hit East Africa at a forthcoming ‘Legends’ match against Manchester United.

Celtic Charity Fund, the charitable arm of the Scottish Cup winners, said the upcoming fixture will be used to raise money for Oxfam's East Africa Famine Appeal. Fans will be able to donate via phone and online as the game is shown live on ITV4 on August 9.

Football and entertainment stars, including comedian Billy Connolly - the patron of the Celtic Foundation - will also be collecting cash from supporters at Celtic Park. The United Nations said this week that tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead after being struck by the world's worst famine in 20 years.

The Legends match will see previous heroes of both clubs participating, including Henrik Larsson, Chris Sutton, Roy Keane, Martin O'Neill, Dwight Yorke and Teddy Sheringham. Wayne Rooney, Rod Stewart, Eddie Jordan, Sharleen Spiteri, Dougray Scott and Paolo Nutini have also supported to the appeal.

Read more at STV

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