Sunday
Aug022015

General Manager Update

Since coming into post at the end of May, I’ve been hugely inspired by the passion and commitment of everyone involved with the club towards our new family-focused approach at Big Hearts.

Following the refocus of the charity last year, we’re now dedicated to delivering a new and ambitious strategy designed to support families who need our help most.

Initially we are focusing on kinship care as an area identified with local partners and, over the past few weeks, I have been busy meeting with key partners and kinship care families themselves to better understand the challenges and where we might be able to help.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Support Hearts at Easter Road this Sunday!

Rivals4Charity returns to Easter Road for the 2015 match which puts fans of Hearts up against supporters of Hibs.

Since the first match back in 2006, Rivals has raised more than £100,000 for local charities and has also expanded to include the Dundee derby, which is now in its third year.



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Thursday
Apr092015

Big Hearts Appoints New General Manager

Big Hearts Community Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Caryn Kerr as its new general manager.

An experienced charity sector leader and fundraising specialist with a strong communications background, Caryn is currently Head of National Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust Scotland.

In this role she has been responsible for securing £1.5m of funding from a range of national and regional public sector sources including the Scottish Government, Big Lottery fund, Skills Development Scotland, Sportscotland and Creative Scotland.

Caryn will take up post at Tynecastle on 24th May 2015.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Join Big Hearts on The Kiltwalk 2015!

Big Hearts Community Trust has got together with Scotland’s favourite sponsored walk event to raise funds for Scotland’s children’s charities.

The charitable arm of Hearts Football Club is hoping to enter a team of 200 or more to take part in this year’s Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise funds for its own initiatives for children and young people.

Big Hearts chairman Jim Panton said:

“Having the opportunity to see Big Hearts represented at the Kiltwalk is fantastic. As we have seen in recent times Hearts fans always raise the bar when it comes to representing the club and I am certain this will be no different.

“Given the changes taking place at Big Hearts, the funds raised will be of great importance as we support families within our community.”

Leaving Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday 3rd May, The Kiltwalk is expecting thousands of people to turn out in their kilts to take part in the Full or Half Walks.

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Wednesday
Jan142015

Why Big Hearts Will be Supporting Kinship Care Families

We will always use the power of the club’s crest to support families who really, really need our help. The first area of support we are focussed on is to Kinship Care Families.

 

What is Kinship Care?

If a looked after child cannot remain with their birth parents they can be placed by a local authority in the care of family or friends, for either a short or long period of time. This is what is commonly known as Kinship care.

Why Kinship Care?

Children in kinship care typically experience multiple disadvantages and are likely to have experienced some form of abuse or neglect. Yet despite unique challenges, research demonstrates positive outcomes for children in kinship care.

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