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September 3: a very special friendly, Villarreal v Celtic

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Villarreal today announced another friendly match--this one is very special as the funds from it will benefit the project the Celtic Submari penya is promoting, research into childhood cancer.

Ravi and Sarah with Celtic Submari member Robin and president Ernesto.
Ravi and Sarah with Celtic Submari member Robin and president Ernesto.
Ravi

Another friendly has been announced.  It's unusual in that it takes place after the season has started (during the week that there are no La Liga matches due to international matches), and also very special because of what it benefits.

As we reported earlier this summer, the Celtic Submari penya (supporters' group) is running a campaign called "United by Hope", raising funds to be used for research into treatments for pediatric cancer.   This is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Celtic Submari--it began when Celtic visited Villarreal in 2004 in a UEFA cup tie, and the town was full of happy Scotsmen (at least until the game started) gorging themselves on paella.  The clubs met again in 2008, and a good time was had by all.

I don't know how many fans will make their way south from Scotland for this one, but we hope El Madrigal has a good crowd and a lot of money is raised!!