A Woolly Way to Save Lives – a thanks to our fans

20th December 2016

Recent collection is the biggest bucket collection ever for Save the Children in Scotland

 A Woolly Way to Save Lives – a thanks to our fans

Christmas Jumper Day was on Friday 16th December and the Jambos got into the festive spirit for charity partner, Save the Children.

The charity had their biggest EVER bucket collection in Scotland, at Saturday’s match against Partick Thistle, raising £3572 – an unprecedented amount and all down to the greatest fans in Scottish football!

Match Sponsor, Cozy Roof Scotland, donated 3,000 Maroon Santa hats and fans made the collection buckets jangle in exchange for the festive headwear.

We also released two Christmas Joke Challenge videos featuring players, the challenge was to see who could hold a straight face for the longest, whilst the joke was being told. The videos were shared extensively across social media.

Ellie Utterson, Scotland’s Volunteer Manager for Save the Children said:

“We were overwhelmed by the support we received from Hearts. We absolutely love working with the club, but Christmas really brings out the fans’ generosity and those buckets just got heavier and heavier - we couldn’t believe it when we counted the donations! I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to the fans, the club and the players for their Christmas Jumper Day support – it’s a silly way to solve some very serious problems!”

Many thanks to all of our fans for their support for Save the Children, you’re a generous bunch!