Celtic Charity Christmas Cards – 2015

The Shamrock is pleased to announce that after the success of our initial Celtic charity cards project last Christmas we now have cards to buy for the 2015 festive season. The Brother Walfrid-inspired design which proved so popular last year has been adopted again.


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Almost £500 was raised least year split equally between our two nominated charities. This year our nominated charities are The Kano Foundation and the Society of St Vincent de Paul Scotland. The Kano Foundation barely needs any introduction as an inspiring supporter-led initiative which since 2009-10 has taken over 3,000 children from all backgrounds to matches at Celtic Park for free. When Brother Walfrid had the idea of establishing the Poor Dinner Children’s Table in the Sacred Heart parish in Bridgeton in the 1880s it was the laymen and women of the local conferences of the St. Vincent de Paul who ran the kitchens that prepared the food for the impoverished children. The Society continues to do vital work in communities in Glasgow and beyond today for the homeless, children with special needs and families facing poverty.


More information can be found about each charity here:




The cards are A5 size with a colour cover and plain text inside with a Brother Walfrid quote and the Celtic cross design from the club’s first jersey. The cards have been designed at no charge by our wonderful friends at Kinghorn Creative (https://kinghorncreative.wordpress.com).


The cards cost £1 each plus P&P and are available in batches of 5 and 10. As with last year £1 from the sale of each card will be split equally between the nominated charities. We are hopeful of beating the amount raised last year and initial interest has again been encouraging.


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Payments can be made via PayPal to theshamrock@outlook.com.  Please insert ‘Charity Christmas Card’ in the instructions section and please let us know your name and address for sending. Please also select the “I’m sending money to family or friends option NOT “I’m paying for goods or services” to avoid fees being deducted.


The costs for batches of 5 or 10 cards are:

 5 cards – £6.26 including P&P* (£5 split between the charities)

 10 cards – £11.68 including P&P* (£10 split between the charities)

 * These postage prices apply to Scotland, the Six Counties of Ireland, Wales and England.  For the Republic of Ireland or further afield please email us for a quote.


If you have any queries please contact us by email on theshamrock@outlook.com


Thank you once again for your support.

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