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Christmas Update: Help us support 500 people this festive season

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Over the holiday season, Big Hearts is hoping to support over 500 local adults and children in crisis.

As we are facing a second winter of the pandemic, we know that Christmas time will be even more challenging for hundreds of low-income families, individuals living alone and those struggling at this specific time of the year.

The past couple of weeks saw a significant increase in requests for support – coming from people involved in our programmes, and from local primary schools and other charitable organisations across Edinburgh. Overall, the number of referrals has doubled since last year.

We want to ensure every single person on our list will receive a free Christmas Day meal delivered at home and a couple of presents specially chosen for them. Please consider donating or volunteering with us this December.

As a community of kind-hearted people, we believe that Big Hearts Supporters can help us keep our promise to deliver Christmas – because no-one in need at Christmas should be left behind.


Big_Hearts_2020_xmas_logo_with_line_sml_v2 URGENTLY NEEDED: GIFT BACK HEROES 

Due to its popularity, our 3rd Gift Back Appeal is only halfway through. With Christmas just around the corner, the countdown is on…  We still have 250 older adults and children on our list, so we are actively looking for kind-hearted supporters keen to buy one or two small presents tailored to the interests of a member of their community. This initiative can be completed in your own time and with the help from friends or colleagues.

Click here to sign-up and become a Gift Back Hero.

Click here to see our Gift Back Leaflet


Big_Hearts_2020_xmas_logo_with_line_sml_v2 HOW YOU CAN HELP THIS CHRISTMAS:

– Make a one-off donation: Any amount would be much appreciated and the funds will go towards providing food essentials and bespoke gifts. Click here to donate online, or on this link to see alternative options.

– Volunteer at the Stadium: No specific skills needed. If you have one or two hours of spare time, then we’d love to hear from you. Click here.

– Become a Friend of Big Hearts: This new initiative welcomes charity & football supporters who have fun and simple ideas to raise a bit of money. Click here or contact our team at communications@bighearts.org.uk


Thank you for your support!




For further information on Big Hearts’ activity over the festive season, email christmas@bighearts.org.uk 

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