People With Big Hearts
During the football season 2021/2022, our charity will be recognising the outstanding contributions from a wide range of individuals who are going above and beyond to make a difference.
Join us in celebrating community champions and unsung charity heroes!
Each interview is part of our recurring feature in the Hearts’ matchday programme: ‘People With Big Hearts’.
Lettie - Collecting children's books
8-year-old Lettie was inspired by football legend Marcus Rashford MBE to make a difference and help children less fortunate.
With the help from her friends and primary school, she’s collected over 1,600 second hand books to be distributed across Edinburgh!
Jordan - Welcome Through Football
Jordan McCartney, Community Coach Youth Worker, brings vast experience to our ‘Welcome Through Football’ project.
Coaching young refugees, asylum seekers and people with migrant backgrounds, he helps develop their football skills.
Carla - A charity close to our Hearts
Carla Belkevitz is an Advocacy Worker with MND Scotland, covering the North of the country.
She shares with us the work she does for the charity, her Lithuanian heritage and her personal view on the sponsorship with the Club.
Stewart - How does the garden grow
Stewart Bertram is the Memorial Garden Volunteer at Tynecastle Park Stadium – the home of Heart of Midlothian football club.
He gives his time to help create a lovely space for people to come to visit and pay their respects to loved ones.
David - It's OK not to be OK!
David Shields attends Big Heart’s ‘The Changing Room’ project held at Heart of Midlothian’s Tynecastle Park.
He shares an insight to his mental health and tells us how much the project has changed his life, for the better.
Broxburn Wanderers - Fans united
Brian, Gordon and Daniel – aka The Broxburn Wanderers are friends and football supporters who wanted to make a difference.
Taking on the challenge of walking 47 miles from Hampden Park to Tynecastle Park, to raise money for Big Hearts.