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Big Hearts helps Syrian children access community football

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Last week, Big Hearts was delighted to welcome at Tynecastle 11 Syrian young people who took part in Hearts’ community football courses.

Craig Wilson, Big Hearts Interim General Manager said: “This summer, in addition to offering kinship children spaces on the community football holiday courses, Big Hearts are delighted to be welcoming 11 young people who have been referred to us by the Syrian Resettlement Team at Edinburgh City Council.”  This initiative is another step in Big Hearts’ journey to provide meaningful and sustainable support to those most in need in our community and will continue on the various courses across the summer.

The project is receiving outstanding support from all sides of the Hearts family:
– DPS Group, who already sponsors coaching places for Big Hearts’ Kinship Care programme through their Local Heroes Fund,  extended their support to secure 11 additional places at Hearts’ popular holiday courses.
– A donation of £1,000 from Jambos Kickback – Hearts’ fans online forum – helped Big Hearts provide full kits for the children. ‘’Many thanks to all of our members for enabling us to give this sort of help to the wider Hearts community, said a Jambos Kickback Administrator. Not only will each youngster now benefit from a free place, they will also have the correct kit and look the part. This is brilliant for confidence, meeting friends and hopefully making football an activity they will enjoy and continue to be involved in.”

Big Hearts would like to thank everyone involved in this fantastic achievement for allowing us to make a significant difference to those vulnerable young people we have identify in helping them attend the summer football activity at Tynecastle.

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