Kind hearted supporters clubs representing both the blue and green footballing clubs of Glasgow came together in an effort to raise much needed funds for local charity Crossroads.
Following a successful first leg quiz at the Sea Angling Club back in April, the teams’ second leg rematch took place at the Lewis and Harris Rangers Supporters Club at Inaclete Road, Stornoway.
Celtic 1 went into the quiz with a slender four point lead over team Sevco, with Rangers 1 a further four points further back and team ‘Green’, ‘Whyte’ and ‘Gold’ as backmarkers.
The event was very well attended and the atmosphere was as tense as you’d expect from an Old Firm encounter (albeit, a charity quiz in aid of a most worthy cause).
At the end of the evening Rangers 1 and their new signing proved too good for Celtic 1 and they overtook both Sevco and Celtic 1 to win the first “Old Firm” Quiz with and four point advantage over fellow supporters cub team Sevco, with Celtic 1 a further point behind.
The Celtic supporters’ second team must have been ill advised to have the names ‘Green’ and ‘Whyte’ in their name and disaster naturally followed for them in fourth place.
While the evening was an enjoyable one for the supporters the real winners were local charity Crossroads.
Crossroads is a voluntary home based care agency providing respite through short breaks/longer periods of support for carers and personal care for individuals finding it difficult to cope living alone. Crossroads services are accessible to carers of all ages throughout the island, regardless of their disability or illness.
Whether the person being cared for is a loved one with terminal cancer, a relative with dementia or someone close living with a disability requiring lifelong care.
Stornoway Saltire Celtic Supporters Club and the Lewis and Harris Rangers Supporters Club are delighted to have been able to contribute in a small way to Crossroads funding as just under £800 was donated to Crossroads from the ‘Old Firm’ Charity Quiz.
Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to Peter MacArthur for being an excellent quiz master.