Incredible success for Foundation as Sir Rod rocks New York

Celtic FC Foundation hosted its fourth in-person New York Gala Dinner in Manhattan last night (Wednesday) and it was the most successful US event to date, raising a staggering net total in the region of $500K.

The funds raised in New York will allow the Foundation to continue its work in the city for another year, as well as supporting existing project delivery in Glasgow and in Ireland.

The event featured a sensational and exclusive performance from Sir Rod Stewart and his band - following a commitment he made at the 2022 Gala – and also included a wonderful Q&A with ‘Sporting Honouree’, and former Celtic manager, Gordon Strachan.

The venue was the stunning Cipriani’s 25 Broadway and the event was attended by a capacity crowd of around 400 guests, including businesses, individuals and representatives from local Celtic Supporters’ Clubs in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Dallas and Dubai. The Gala was once again sponsored by Avolon.

Hosted by Hugo Straney, the evening kicked off with a video welcome message from Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou, followed by a spine-tingling performance of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Celtic supporter, acclaimed Tenor, and star of the Metropolitan Opera, Barry Banks.

Next up was a welcome and message of thanks on behalf of Celtic FC Foundation, from Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, and the live auction and pledge drive, hosted by Pat Tully in his own inimitable style, followed dinner.

The auction consisted of a magnificent seven outstanding prizes – a pair of category one tickets for this year’s UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul; Eden Mill Whisky Cask and VIP St Andrews Distillery visit for two; GAA All Ireland Final and VIP Celtic Park experience for two; an incredible luxury week’s stay for up to eight people in the Dominican Republic and a VIP PGA experience; a Rolex Daytona watch; an opportunity for two to travel with the team to a UEFA away fixture next season; a VIP Sir Rod Stewart package for four, including concert tickets and meet and greet - and these were complemented by a host of fantastic items in the silent auction.

And then it was time to welcome Sir Rod and his band on stage. The 40-minute set was absolutely incredible, jam-packed with a host of classics, including ‘You’re In My Heart’, ‘Grace’ and a wonderful rendition of ‘It’s A Heartache’, which led to a chorus of ‘In the Heat of Lisbon’ from the entire room. It’s safe to say that Cipriani’s had never seen the likes before. We are eternally grateful to Sir Rod for donating his time – and that of his band – so selflessly and generously last night and for everything he continues to do in support of Celtic FC Foundation


Sir Rod Stewart gives young Hoops team a tactical talk ahead of match

The Maggie May rocker shared the sweet snap on Instagram of him delivering a team talk to Takeley Hoops.

Sir Rod Stewart has shared a sweet snap of himself giving a tactics chat to young football team Takeley Hoops ahead of their match.

The Maggie May singer took to Instagram to share a photo of him surrounded by green and white hooped jerseys ahead of their game.

Sir Rod Stewart, 78, and Penny Lancaster, 52, make a glamorous exit from exclusive Mayfair club after enjoying a fun night out




Sir Rod Stewart and and his wife Penny Lancaster put on a stylish display as they left an exclusive club in Mayfair on Saturday night.

The couple was captured leaving Annabel's members club along with some friends after what appeared to be a glamorous night filled with fun and frivolity.

Former model Penny, 52, turned heads an eye-catching snakeskin print dress, showing off her ample cleavage.

Sir Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster 'renew their vows for a SECOND time in Australia' - after he 'spaced out his tour to involve their children in the ceremony'



Sir Rod Stewart has secretly renewed his wedding vows with wife Penny Lancaster for a second time while touring in Australia, reports claim. 

The British singer, 79, arrived Down Under with his wife, 52, last month to play a string of shows, and according to Woman's Day magazine the couple found some time away from the spotlight to reaffirm their marriage.

The couple, who recently visited Sydney as part of his tour, are said to have reaffirmed their marriage in recent weeks surrounded by their sons Alastair, 17, and Aiden, 12, and niece Raphaella, 18.


The couple tied the knot in 2007, and are approaching their 16th wedding anniversary. They previously renewed their vows for the first time to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in 2017.

The Maggie May hitmaker even 'spaced out his tour' so his kids could attend the ceremony, the publication claims. 


A friend close to the family, said: 'There's a very good reason why Rod's insisted he space out his tour dates – it's the perfect place and the perfect time to renew their wedding vows.'

The insider claimed that the couple have had plans to marry again for years however they had to put it on hold until this year. 

They added: 'Now they can't wait and are using this chance to do something special while here.' 

The couple were seen taking a boat out on Sydney harbour last week, prompting the speculation about the vow renewal. 

They later celebrated their union by dining with Australian television and radio presenter Richard Wilkins. 

The friend added: 'Penny and Rod love being in love'.

'They think there's something fun about celebrating their vows in different locations around the world, so why not do it all again in Sydney!'

Rod Stewart celebrates Celtic win against Rangers with 'my beloved team' tattoo

Celtic won 3-2 against Rangers over the weekend and the 78-year-old celebrated in style with some new ink dedicated to the Hoops, which he then took to Instagram to show off.

Celtic scored a 3-2 win against Rangers at Parkhead on Saturday, with the enthralling game leaving fans across Glasgow cheering at bars across the city.


But taking it one step further, and to show his unwavering love for Ange and the team, the Maggie May singer took to Instagram to show of his latest ink.

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Sporting a Celtic chain, he wrote: "Getting a ‘Glasgow Celtic’ tattoo in Auckland to celebrate my beloved team ‘You’re in My Heart’ @celticfc @wallerray_tattoo."

The 78-year-old is currently in New Zealand as part of his world tour, and has already paid tribute to the Hoops boss and the football club with Ange himself appearing on the big screen holding the Viaplay Cup trophy after Celtic's 2-1 win last month.

Celebs take part in Teapot Auction to raise funs for childrens cleft charity

NINE of the UK’s most-loved celebrities have signed and donated their favourite teapots to the world’s largest cleft charity, Smile Train UK, for an exciting auction celebrating the charity’s favourite annual flagship fundraiser, the Big Smile Tea Party.

The auction will go live today until Saturday 8th April. All proceeds will go to Smile Train UK – helping them to continue their life-changing work of providing free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children around the world.

Multi-award-winning actresses Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Joanna Lumley are among the celebrity faces who are supporting the campaign, along with British icon Sir Rod Stewart and his TV personality wife, Penny Lancaster.

Sir Rod Stewart, 78, is heading to Melbourne on a private jet to perform for fans in Geelong – after the original show was canceled three hours before going on stage.

By Kinta Walsh-cotton for Daily Mail Australia

Sir Rod Stewart was spotted waiting to board a private jet on Friday to fly back to Melbourne and spruce up the Geelong show he missed.

The legendary rocker, 78, has rebounded after coming down with a bout of sore throat that forced him to cancel the original Victorian show three hours early.

On Friday night, he made up for the last-minute cancellation, which angered fans at the time, by returning to the South Central Sydney leg of his tour.

The fashion maker kept things casual in a white polo shirt with a standout collar when he slipped into black Adidas track pants and white Adidas sneakers.

He’s been spotted shielding his eyes from the sun and extended his streak of doing back-to-back shows with Cyndi Lauper and John Stevens this week.



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