For a second year, Tynecastle Park will be hosting a free festive meal on Christmas Day, providing good food and company to those affected by social isolation at this time of the year, with a primary focus on over 65s.
The initiative, led by the club’s official charity Big Hearts, is part of the Edinburgh Cheer campaign, delivered in partnership with Tesco, the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian, Network Rail and Hibernian.
Ann Budge, Heart of Midlothian FC Chairwoman and Big Hearts Trustee said:
"On Christmas Day our stadium will happily host a festive dinner for the most vulnerable across the community, thanks to our partnership with Tesco.
“We are delighted to receive Tesco's support - through food donations and staff volunteering their time - to ensure those struggling at this time of the year will get to enjoy a festive experience with us at Tynecastle Park."
Following on the positive outcomes of last year, Big Hearts and the Club are delighted to continue as lead partners in this unique initiative which sees the city’s two major football club communities come together to support those most isolated or vulnerable over Christmas and the New Year.
Registrations to the Christmas Day Dinner can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit www.bighearts.org.uk.
Hearts star Harry Cochrane and Hibernian’s Paul Hanlon, pictured above, were on hand at Tesco Extra in Corstorphine to promote the Edinburgh Christmas Cheer campaign.