The world’s biggest coffee morning comes to The Shankly Hotel on Friday 30th September, all in aid of the Macmillan Trust.
Coffee and cakes for a great cause
This special coffee morning is aimed at city workers who may not be able to host their own coffee morning, but still want to contribute to this fantastic cause.
Hosted in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we’ll be serving a delicious selection of coffees and tea including Flat Whites, Cappuccinos, lattes and Americanos.
The cakes on offer will come from the extremely talented Divine Deserts and include fondant fancies, cupcakes and slices of delicious red velvet cake.
Donations and support
All donations will go directly to Macmillan which directly supports those affected by cancer, offering a much-needed shoulder to cry on and providing individuals with the energy and inspiration to fight the disease and get back to their normal selves.
We invite everyone to come and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake to help support this amazing cause from 11am – 3pm.
Bill Shankly is arguably one of the most famous figures in Liverpool Football Club’s history. Notably leading them to great success during his reign.
Shankly, or ‘Shanks’ as he is more affectionately known by Anfield faithful lead Liverpool Football Club to win; three First Division titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in his fifteen years at the club.
Recently, Liverpool Football Club stadium underwent a dramatic redevelopment which saw the main stand increase its capacity by 8,500 seats. Now total capacity at the stadium stands at just over 54,000 people.
The new development took a grand total of 643 days to complete and with it came a number of changes. One of which was the replacement of all seats in the Main Stand.
A gift that kept on giving
When Bill retired from management at Liverpool Football Club, the club gifted him two season tickets for the Main Stand. These seats were row 17, seats 134 and 135 which he regularly used for himself. When Bill passed away in 1981, the Shankly family took over the seats and when Shankly’s grandson Chris Carline was 7 years old, he began regularly attending the game, sitting in the very seats his grandfather was gifted.
Chris sat in seat 134 for 27 years, attending all Liverpool Football Club home games until May 2016 when the last home game was played before the redevelopment of the main stand began.
A piece of Liverpool history
The original seats which were used by Bill Shankly have been transferred into The Shankly Hotel where they can be admired along with a whole host of Shankly Memorabilia which is displayed in the reception area of the hotel and within the Bastion Bar & Restaurant.
It’s a huge honour to have these seats with us and we hope you enjoy them as much as Bill and his family have over the years.
To book a stay at the iconic Shankly Hotel, please call our reservations team who will be able to help you to make your trip to Liverpool and The Shankly nothing short of magical.
The aim at The Shankly Hotel is to ensure our guests have enjoyed their stay from beginning to end. Our dedicated team take pride in providing a fantastic experience to each and every person who passes through our doors. This is why we go above and beyond to cater to their every requirement.
This attitude also applies to weddings at The Shankly Hotel. We strive to provide the happy couple with a day they will never forget, taking the stress out planning their day so they can just enjoy the preparations and, of course, the big day.
We realise that different couples will have different needs, which is why we are delighted to provide two beautiful Liverpool wedding venues where you can say “I do” to the love of your life. Our romantic venues have been designed with your big day in mind, offering an elegant, stylish and spacious accommodation that’s flexible to your wedding party.
Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden is unlike any of the other Liverpool wedding venues you might have seen before. Not only will our impressive interior wow your guests, but they won’t believe their eyes when they realise they can experience unrestricted views across the city. There really is no better backdrop to your wedding day in Liverpool. It’s the ideal for venue for those looking to come together with all their family and friends, celebrating the love you have for your partner for all to see.
Celebrate in utter style at Garden of Eden, as we can provide seating for up to 250 day guests and 350 evening guests. You can also enjoy our beautiful 360 degree glass exterior, outdoor seating and tropical garden facilities, which will provide some perfect photo opportunities to remember your special day.
The a more intimate of our two Liverpool wedding venues is Baby Eden. Offering all the elegance and romance of Garden of Eden in a smaller venue, which is ideal for those looking to celebrate with up to 100 guests. So, if you simply invite those who are nearest and dearest to your heart, this could be the dream wedding venue for you.
We understand planning a big day can often prove difficult, but our talented team of wedding coordinators will aim to take the stress out of your big day, ensuring you can simply make memories with your new husband or wife, as well as your family and friends.
Allow us to create the perfect wedding day and call our friendly team today on 0151 236 0166.
Marie Wright, a 67-year-old Irish gran, has always dreamed of watching LFC at Anfield. Unfortunately, Marie was recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, given just weeks to live in February 2016, which is why the kind-hearted fans from Irish Reds Club and Dublin 15 LFC supporters groups in Dublin have decided to make her dreams come true by taking her to a game. Not only did the groups arrange wheelchair access at Anfield and a carer for Marie, but they recently contacted The Shankly Hotel Director and Bill Shankly’s grandson, Chris Shankly Carline, who was more than happy to make her visit to Liverpool extra special.
Marie recently commented:
“I couldn’t believe it when we managed to get tickets for the match and the support we’ve received ever since has just been amazing. When the appeal was first set up, I thought this was the kind of thing that happens to other people, but it’s just grand how people have reacted.”
Meeting a legend
Touched by the story, Chris has arranged for Marie to visit our Liverpool hotel ahead of LFC’s first home game against Leicester City on 10th September. Both Marie and her family will join our hotel to meet none other than LFC legend Roy Evans, who was a former football player before he became the team’s manager in the 1990s.
Roy is hosting the Shankly Hotel’s Bastion Match Day Experience on the day, so was more than happy to take the time to chat with Marie about LFC. In addition to meeting Roy, Marie will have an opportunity to browse the previously unseen Bill Shankly memorabilia on display at The Shankly Hotel.
Chris Shankly Carline recently commented: “I’m really happy The Shankly Hotel can add to Marie’s experience of visiting Liverpool and Anfield, which is due to the generosity of the Irish Reds’ fans. We look forward to meeting Marie and hope she and her family have a brilliant time both at the hotel and watching LFC in action.”