The club is delighted to be supporting the Evening News Edinburgh Cheer campaign this Christmas.
As part of the campaign, which is designed to make Edinburgh the Capital of kindness over Christmas, Tynecastle will open its doors on Christmas Day and offer a free festive dinner to those most in need across the city.
Hibernian will also open their doors on December 25th and food for both meals will be supplied by Tesco stores in Edinburgh, helping to feed up to 400 people who are vulnerable at this time of year. Other supporters of Edinburgh Cheer include Big Hearts Community Trust, Gamechanger and NHS Lothian.
On Monday, Hearts' Malaury Martin joined Hibs' Darren McGregor and Tesco Corstorphine' store manager Fraser Cromer to help launch the campaign. Malaury said:
"It's great to be launching this initiative which will help the most vulnerable from our community at Christmas time. As a squad of players we are always proud to get involved in charity initiatives and this is no different."
As well as hosting a Christmas Day Dinner at Tynecastle, Hearts will be partaking in a number of other iniaitives in support of Edinburgh Cheer. These include:
- December 7th: Football Memories Christmas lunch at Tynecastle.
- December 7th: A festive family dinner in the Gorgie Suite.
- December 8th: Tesco Foodbank collection at Tesco Corstorphine.
- December 9th: Save the Children matchday bucket collection at Tynecastle.
- December 9th: Hearts staff & supporters to partake in the 'Sleep in the Park' event in Princes Street Gardens.
- December 9th: Gorgie Collective Christmas crafts workshops at St Martin's Church on Dalry Road.
- Hearts team to visit the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children (date TBC)
Keep an out on Big Hearts' social channels and website for updates on all the events running throughout the month!