The Big Hearts Community Trust has joined forces with the Kiltwalk - Scotland’s favourite sponsored walk - to raise funds for children’s charities.
Big Hearts is hoping to enter a team of 200 or more people for this year’s Edinburgh event to raise funds for its own initiatives for children and young people.
Chairman of Big Hearts Jim Panton said: “Having the opportunity to see Big Hearts represented at the Kiltwalk is fantastic. As we have seen in recent times Hearts fans always raise the bar when it comes to representing the club and I am certain this will be no different.
“Given the changes taking place at Big Hearts, the funds raised will be of great importance as we support families within our community.”
Leaving Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday 3rd May, the Kiltwalk is expecting thousands of people to turn out in their kilts to take part in the full or half circuit.
There is also a six-mile Wee Walk, open to anyone, which starts in Cramond.
By entering a team, Big Hearts Community Trust will receive 75 per cent of all funds raised, with the rest being divided between Edinburgh Kiltwalk’s charity partners.
Carey McEvoy, Kiltwalk founder and CEO, said: “It is great to see everyone involved with Heart of Midlothian FC coming together to support the Kiltwalk and helping to raise vital funds for children’s charities across Scotland.
“We hope to award grants of up to £2.5 million this year to help Scotland’s children and the contribution of the Big Hearts Community Trust by raising awareness and generating a team of walkers will go a long way towards making that happen.
“I know big-hearted Jambos will pull out all the stops to make sure they have a great team taking part and help create that special Kiltwalk atmosphere.”
Walkers can chose between the 26-mile Full Walk for everyone over 13 years of age, a Half Walk for everyone over 10 and a six-mile Wee Walk which is open to anyone.
Registration prices are £25 for the Full and Half Walks and £10 for the Wee Walk.
To sign up for the Big Hearts Community Trust Team click on http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/hearts
First-team star Jamie Walker is photographed at Tynecastle promoting the Kiltwalk.