Big Hearts' AGM

Big Hearts’ AGM takes place on Friday December the 4th between 12:30pm and 2pm in the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle. This year, for the first time since the charity’s launch in 2006, Big Hearts are inviting Hearts’ fans to attend.

As well as formal AGM proceedings, there will be the opportunity to hear from Big Hearts’ Chairman, Jim Panton and General Manager, Caryn Kerr on key developments and future plans. The AGM will conclude with a Q&A session.

A buffet lunch will be provided from 12.30, before official proceedings begin, and guests will have the opportunity to meet Big Hearts' trustees, staff, volunteers, partners and a range of other key stakeholders.

Fans wishing to attend should contact Big Hearts via email on and do so at the earliest opportunity to secure a place. Successful fans will then be issued with an official AGM invite.


Live The Dream and Play at Tynecastle

How would you like to 'Live The Dream' at Tynecastle and take part in a truly memorable 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Well now's your chance as Big Hearts Community Trust have once again joined forces with Football Aid - (regarded as the original and best in delivering the ultimate pitch day experience) to provide fans with the unique opportunity to create their very own piece of club history by playing at Tynecastle in 2016, while raising valuable funds for Heart of Midlothian's official charity at the same time.

Football Aid - now celebrating its 15th Anniversary - offers Hearts fans the unrivalled opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Neil Alexander, Callum Paterson, Sam Nicholson and Osman Sow do every other week. As a player you'll get the chance to pull on your very own exclusive personalised Heart of Midlothian replica shirt in the official changing rooms, experience the thrill of walking down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and step out onto the hallowed turf proudly sporting your official playing kit and represent the Jambos in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

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Update From Caryn

Hello Everyone, I write this note after what has been the busiest month in my time with Big Hearts. The time has flown in and we have so much to talk about!

We launched our new Kinship Care Programme with a Kinship Family Day on October 20th and this was a huge success. We had over 80 kinship care families in attendance and the feedback we received was fantastic. You can see some great footage and images from this wonderful day on our website now –

I know I am speaking for everyone at Big Hearts when I say that it was a great feeling to finally launch this new flagship programme. We had spent a long time planning what our support would look like and it was fantastic, along with our lead partner ‘Mentor’ - a charity with longstanding kinship care expertise - to get it up and running. I would like to personally thank everyone who helped make this possible including our brilliant team of Big Hearts’ volunteers.

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Kinship Care Family Day

Some of the highlights from our 'Kinship Care Family Day', which took place on October 20th and launched our Kinship Care Programme. This unique programme is the first new programme launched under Big Hearts' new 'family focussed' strategy.


Football Memories

An insight into our fantastic 'Football Memories' programme.

If you know someone who would benefit from attending then please contact us by emailing