Big Hearts Kinship Care Family Day

Big Hearts Community Trust is delighted to be officially launching its new Kinship Care Programme with a Family Open Day for kinship care families at Tynecastle on Tuesday October 20th 2015.

Running from 11am-3pm, the day will include a number of exciting activities for the whole family as well as providing a lunch for all. Activities will include; stadium tours, football coaching, music tuition, arts & crafts and a chance to meet the players. We will also have a marketplace of stalls, hosted by partner organisations, which will provide fantastic advice and support for kinship carers on the day.

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Ticket Donations a Massive Hit with Kinship Care Families

Big Hearts welcomed one of its first Kinship care family to Tynecastle for the home match against Motherwell and the experience proved to be one enjoyed by all. Using tickets donated by season ticket holders unable to attend the match, Big Hearts were able to give Jordan (pictured below) and his Grandad a great day out together.

Jordan when asked about his day at Tynecastle said:

"My Grandad and I had a brilliant time watching the Hearts versus Motherwell game. I’ve only ever got to see Hearts on the TV so actually going to the match was amazing. I screamed really loudly when Reilly scored the penalty and even more when Billy King got the second but I was really happy that I got to see Juanma play, as I think he’s brilliant. He is my favourite player" (Jordan, 14)

If you would like to donate your season tickets to Big Hearts, to help us support our local community and specifically Kinship Care families please contact us by emailing or by dropping into the Hearts Ticket Centre.


‘Sinky for Hearts’ Donates £1,920 to Big Hearts!

Following Hearts’ fantastic goal scoring form in 2014/15 the ‘Sinky for Hearts’ group has donated a fantastic £1,920 to Big Hearts Community Trust.

The unique fundraising effort, to donate £20 per goal scored by Hearts in the Scottish Championship, was announced in early 2015 and the total amount was boosted significantly by some superb goalscoring performances by the Jambos. This included the 10-0 demolition of Cowdenbeath at Tynecastle. Sam Nicholson is pictured striking goal number four from that day.

Big Hearts would like to thank all involved in the ‘Sinky for Hearts’ group for their generosity.


Big Hearts & Yard Digital Announce Exciting New Partnership

Big Hearts Community Trust and Yard Digital are delighted to announce an exciting new strategic partnership between the two organisations. 

Yard Digital, led by director and lifelong Hearts fan Stephan Briggs, will become the creative and digital partner of Big Hearts Community Trust and are already working on developing a brand new website for the charity, due to launch by the end of 2015.

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What is Kinship Care?

As part of our new family-focused strategy, we will use the power of the club’s crest to support families who need our help most. The first area of support we are focussed on is Kinship Care Families.

What is Kinship Care?

It is where a child lives with a family relative or close family friend for either a short period of time or permanently as their parents are unable to care for them. This is due to a number of reasons such as substance misuse, mental health issues or death.  These placements can be arranged formally by the Local Authority or informally through family supporting their own.

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