» Big Hearts Day 2024: meet our Big Hearts Heroes!

Big Hearts Day 2024: meet our Big Hearts Heroes!

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We are thrilled to announce that Saturday’s Big Hearts Day will celebrate 8 Big Hearts Heroes: people who have changed their lives through Big Hearts, the Club’s charity.

Our 8th Big Hearts Day celebrations will take place on Saturday 30th March, as Heart of Midlothian take on Kilmarnock in the Cinch Scottish Premier league.

We invite all sides of the Hearts family to join in our fundraising efforts and help to raise funds allowing Big Hearts to continue supporting all generations to live healthier, happier, fulfilled lives. From project participants to volunteers, our community of Heroes illustrate the amazing power of football off the pitch.



For 8 years, Big Hearts Day has brought together the Hearts support, raising awareness of our charity’s mission to offer free opportunities to adults and children, whilst celebrating our work in changing lives through the beautiful game.

We invite all sides of the Hearts family to make a donation, no matter how big or small, towards our vital work in supporting the local community.

Online donations are now welcome: Big Hearts Heroes fundraiser or you can text BIGHEARTS to 70085 to donate £5.

All donations, no matter how big or small, will be gratefully received and will help our charity to support even more families within the local community.



Robin tragically lost his partner after facing a critical illness himself. He joined The Changing Room project where he learned to open up, improve his mental health and finally found peace.
=> Read Robin’s story

Tricia was a carer for her husband and both attended our Football Memories. He has sadly passed on now, but she continues to attend the reminiscence group each week.

Laurence, the 54-year old volunteers at our weekly Warm Welcome Lunch. Check out our socials to watch the video of him singing the Hearts’ song.

Yaro took part in our Welcome Through Football project shortly after leaving Ukraine and settling in Edinburgh. A talented goalkeeper whose dream is to play for Hearts!

Rachel, Big Hearts Befriender, who has been supporting a young person living in a Kinship Care setting. Over 60 trained volunteers like her make a difference every year.

Brian is about to participate in his seventh annual Kiltwalk challenge for Big Hearts. Also regularly volunteers – you might well spot him around Tynecastle Park today rattling a bucket!

Mark and Vlad are now the best of friends. Nine-year-old Mark and eleven-year-old Vlad are from Ukraine. They’ve participated in the T.E.A.M Project which helps support wellbeing and build social connections.


Watch our Big Hearts Heroes video on our Youtube channel.


– March 2024

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