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.