Update From Big Hearts - The Future

Big Hearts chairman Jim Panton has today written this open letter to supporters as the charity prepares for significant changes early in 2015, following on from last night’s biggest ever fundraiser held at Tynecastle.

Dear Supporters,

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank supporters after last night’s Big Hearts Big Reunion. We were joined by 360 guests for a night of reminiscence about what we believe makes our club very special. It was a fantastic occasion, and it was terrific to meet so many of you.

It is heartening to be able to tell you that we raised in excess of £13,000 for Big Hearts, our club’s charity.

On behalf of the board of trustees I thank you for your generosity in the night, as we move towards a significant moment in Big Hearts’ history.

Now eight years’ old, Big Hearts has led the way in community strategy at football clubs in Scotland. Indeed half a dozen or so clubs have models which reflect Big Hearts’ approach.

Now is the time for change, and a change we can all be a part of.

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Big Hearts Big Reunion - Update for Ticket Holders

With only days until Big Hearts Big Reunion, we would like to ensure all ticket holders are aware of the run of events ahead of us on Saturday evening. A great night is in store and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us by purchasing tickets.

Doors will open at 5pm for the live showing of the Falkirk vs Heart of Midlothian match which kicks off at 5.30pm. The game may be shown in the Willie Bauld Suite, although this will be decided on the evening, depending on the numbers who wish to watch the game with us. It should be noted that ONLY ticket holders for Big Hearts Big Reunion can join us to watch the game live.


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Stephane and Takis Coming Home

Big Hearts is delighted to reveal that Scottish Cup Winning legends Stephane Adam and Takis Fyssas are both returning to Tynecastle to attend Big Hearts Big Reunion on Saturday the 15th November.

Stephane, scorer of what proved to be the winning goal in Hearts cup win in 1998, will join some of his teammates from that wonderful day, in jetting into the capital.

Takis a star of Hearts unforgettable season in 2006, explained his delight at coming 'home' and admitted he has been waiting for the opportunity to spend time with the Hearts fans, whom he has so much time for.

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Big Hearts Big Reunion Supported by DPS Group

Big Hearts is delighted to announce that DPS Group will be the main supporter of the Big Hearts Big Reunion, which takes place on Saturday the 15th of November in the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle. The link up with DPS has helped ensure even more former Hearts Heroes can be in attendence on what is sure to be a fantastic evening.


DPS Group has been a supporter of Big Hearts Community Trust for a number of years now and earlier this year the group provided the biggest single corporate donation ever received by the trust. DPS Group is an established supplier of instrumentation sales, electrical services instrumentation project management and system integration for industrial and process control.

Martin Brownlee DPS Systems Managing Director said:

“DPS Group are delighted to be supporting the Big Hearts Big Reunion. As an avid supporter of the Big Hearts Community Trust, we are pleased to have the opportunity to get behind a worthy and enjoyable event that should hopefully raise funds for such a great cause."

The latest two additions to the event line up will be announced shortly. Both are cup winners and cannot wait to visit 'home' for the weekend.


Robertson's Rovers put on great show for Legends Team

Big Hearts would like to say a huge thanks to Jambo Kevin Robertson and his friend Mark Russell for organising our most recent Hearts Legends game. The game, played at Penicuik Park, raised a fantastic £3,000 for good causes.

The idea for the charity game came after Kevin and Mark decided to do something as a tribute to Kevin's grandad, Mark's brother and other family members who had died from cancer.

Kevin said, "My Grandad died on 19 May 2013, one year after our famous cup win against Hibs and he always encouraged me to follow Hearts. He was born and bred in Penicuik and lived there all his life and also followed Penicuik Athletic. Mark's brother Gavin lost his life to cancer at the young age of 37 he also loved football. Both myself and Mark have been avid Hearts supporters all our lives following Hearts home and away. The match against the legends felt like a fitting way to remember our loved ones - whilst raising money for charity.

"At present we are on course to raise close to £3,300. This is being split evenly between Marie Curie, Cancer Research and the Big Hearts Community Trust. The day itself was fantastic, the weather was great the game was lively and full of action with the legends showing their class and winning 7-3. The best thing about it was everyone came off the pitch smiling having enjoyed the occassion and it is a credit to Hearts for providing this opportunity of a lifetime and helping to raise cash for great charities."

Picture: the Hearts Legends team on the day including Robbo, Ian Ferguson, Jose Quitongo, Henry Smith, David Murie, Brian McNaughton, Alan Lawrence, Neil Irvine and Jimmy Sandison alongside everyone from Robertson's Rovers.