Christmas Appeal beneficiary: St Roch’s FC Foundation

CELTIC FC Foundation’s 2017 Christmas Appeal is now in full flow, and our spotlight series continues with a closer look at another of our charity beneficiaries, St. Roch’s FC Foundation.

St. Roch’s Football Club, commonly known as ‘The Candy Rock’, is a local junior side with strong historical ties to Celtic Football Club. The club are based at Jimmy McGrory Park in the North East of Glasgow, named after its most celebrated figure and Celtic’s all-time top scorer.

St. Roch’s FC Foundation is the club’s charitable arm and this Christmas the support received from Celtic FC Foundation will assist towards them hosting Christmas lunches for local pensioners, as well those who are affected by homelessness. Local children will also be treated to a fantastic Christmas party.

Speaking of the backing received from Celtic FC Foundation, St. Roch’s FC Committee member, Stephen Mullen, said: “At St. Roch’s we aim to do our bit as volunteers, but we rely on the generosity of Celtic FC Foundation to assist us in our goals.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal. I hope that the fans who have dug deep realise what an important role they are playing, in helping people less fortunate than themselves, to enjoy the Spirit of Celtic this Christmas.

“On behalf of St.Roch’s FC Foundation I would like to thank Celtic FC Foundation for their continued support.”

St. Roch’s joins the Wayside Club, Loaves and Fishes, The Invisibles, Salvation Army Parkhead, Glasgow City Mission, the Scottish Refugee Council, the Elpis Centre, Simon Community Scotland, Refuweegee, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and two London-based beneficiaries, St Ann’s Primary School and the Cardinal Hume Centre, as the charity partners confirmed so far to benefit from this year’s Christmas Appeal.

Our 2017 Christmas Appeal was launched at the end of October and reflects the very essence of why our club was set up back in 1887.

We want to help around 300 local families facing poverty, to provide a meal on the table and gifts for the kids. We want to bring the magic of Christmas to those homes. We are also looking to help vulnerable local pensioners to ease the financial burden at a challenging time of year, plus a number of other local charities who support those experiencing homelessness or other disadvantage.

But we can’t do this without you. So together, let’s Share the Spirit of Celtic this Christmas.

To get behind the Christmas Appeal 2017, you can:

  1. Donate by Text – text ‘CELT07’ followed by ‘£1’, ‘£5’ or ‘£10’ to 70070
  2. Donate Online – 
  3. Donate via Paypal – 
  4. Donate in Cash – there are collection boxes located in all Celtic Stores
  5. Donate by Cheque – payable to ‘Celtic FC Foundation’ and sent to Celtic FC Foundation, Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.
  6. Give as you Live via your Christmas Shopping –
  7. Take part in our new Light up the Clover event on Wednesday, December 13 –

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