Fundraising efforts for the 1914 Memorial Trust continue, with club owner Ann Budge today presenting a cheque to Powderhall Foundry for £7,500.
The Foundry beat off competition from a number of international foundries to commission work on a seven-foot bronze soldier statue a number of weeks ago, with work currently in progress to create a lasting honour to the greatest ever Hearts team; the team which went to war.
Saturday’s Championship game against Rangers saw a ‘bring a pound to the game’ initiative implemented, and the club is delighted to reveal that £5,500 was raised through the generosity of both sets of supporters.
Fundraising for this project has gone extremely well to date, with two thirds of the target met and the statue is set to be unveiled at Tynecastle later in the year.
Supporters can still contribute to the fund by joining Ann, Robbo and the Championship trophy for a superb evening of entertainment at the 1914 Memorial Trust Dinner this Saturday, May 9, at the Gorgie Suite.
Scott Wilson, Andy Cameron and Sheriff Lindsay Wood will be providing the laughs, while diners will be treated to a delicious three-course dinner.
Tickets for the event are still available – both singles and tables of ten – and are priced at £35 per person.
Fans can snap up their place by calling 0871 663 1874, option 1 then 8* between 9am-5pm or by dropping into the Hearts Ticket Centre on McLeod Street.
Please note that places at this fantastic event are limited.
Further details can be found at www.1914memorial.org
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