Celtic FC Foundation is charity of choice for Applejacks

APPLEJACKS Coffee Shop at Caffrey Hill in West Belfast has announced Celtic FC Foundation as its charity of the year. To mark the beginning of their year of fundraising, a special ‘Celtic Shake Day’ has been organised for Saturday, November 11.

And 50% of all proceeds from the special green and white milkshakes will go towards the Foundation’s 2017 Christmas Appeal, helping vulnerable families, pensioners and those experiencing homelessness or other disadvantage, to ease the burden at this challenging time of year.

Located on the Glen Road, the family-owned coffee shop made headlines this summer by offering free milkshakes to Patrick Roberts and Kieran Tierney – if Roberts re-signed with the Hoops. Both players entered into the fun online by tweeting about the offer to each other.

Celtic FC Foundation Ambassador, Jay Beatty joined Celtic Scooter Squad Chairman, Paul Duffy to launch the special event.

Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, said: “We are very grateful to Applejacks for nominating us as their charity of the year and it’s very apt that this initial fundraising initiative will get behind our 2017 Christmas Appeal.

“As we celebrate the Club’s 130th anniversary, our support today is just as vital as it was back in 1887. The Appeal strives to follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and help those on our doorstep who need it most. Thank you so much to Applejacks and their customers for helping us to Share the Spirit of Celtic this Christmas.”

Applejacks owner Jackie Bradley said; “We’ve had lots of fun over the past few months but everyone knows how generous Celtic fans are when it comes to charity.

“Applejacks has helped dozens of local charities and good causes already since we opened last year, donating to GAA and soccer clubs, fundraising events for cancer and many local families trying to raise awareness for important causes.

“We see this as an opportunity to be more strategic with our fundraising while having a bit of craic with the Celtic family.

“We’ll have Celtic FC Foundation collection boxes displayed in our shop and we’re thrilled the Foundation has accepted our offer to fundraise for them.

“Our thanks also go to Jay and Martin Beatty for helping launch the Celtic Shake Day along with Paul Duffy from the Celtic Scooter Squad. Jay will be at Applejacks on November 11 if people would like to come and say hello.”

There’s sure to be a fantastic turn-out at Applejacks on November 11 but, If you can’t make it along, you can still support Celtic FC Foundation’s 2017 Christmas Appeal in the following ways:

– Donate by Text – text ‘CELT07’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70070

– Donate Online –

– Donate via Paypal –

– Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores

– Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.

– Give as you Live via your Christmas Shopping –

– Take part in the Founding Fathers’ Fast on Sunday, November 6 and donate £5 through one of the outlets above.

– Sign up for the Celtic Sleep Out, Glasgow on Saturday, November 11 – call 0141 551 4204 or email [email protected]

– Sign up for the Celtic Sleep Out, London on Friday, November 24 – call 0141 551 4204 or email [email protected]

– Come along to the Ghirls for Good ladies event on Saturday, December 2 – call 0141 551 4204 or email [email protected]

– Support our matchday bucket collection on Saturday, December 2 – to register as a volunteer collector, call 0141 551 4204 or email [email protected]

– Take part in our new Light up the Clover event on Wednesday, December 13 – further details to follow.

– Download Kevin Miles’ single ‘Celtic, My Heart and My Soul’ – call 0141 551 4204 or email [email protected] for download details.