Sportsmans Charity, Edinburgh, Scotland

About the Sportsman's Charity

Chris Paterson kicks

The purpose of The Sportsman’s Charity is, in partnership with individuals, charities and the corporate sector, to generate funds for distribution for charitable purposes.

In 1983, founders David MacLean, John Frame and Andrew Cubie wished to provide the same opportunities for others which they had enjoyed as sportsmen during in their careers.

From the £1,800 raised in that first year, The Sportsman’s Charity has since distributed over £2.8m.

As well as supporting some of the larger established charities, The Sportsman’s Charity takes a special interest in smaller organisations for which a modest donation can make all the difference.

There are many ways you can support The Sportsman’s Charity including partnering with us or making donations.

To find out more, go to our Supporters page, or contact Harry Richmond at

Forthcoming Events

Halloween SCREAM Ball

Saturday 28th October 2017

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Latest News

The very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2017 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 3rd February 2017 on the eve of the Scotland v Ireland 6 Nations match, the main sponsor being Scotia Security Group. For more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.

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On Saturday 3rd December The Sportsman’s Charity got the Christmas celebrations off to an early start with its Snowball, held at Prestonfield House Hotel. The event was a fundraiser for Fresh Start, an Edinburgh based charity which helps people who have been homeless establish themselves in their new home, helping to end homelessness. For more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.

The 2016 Sportsman’s Charity Golf Classic held at The Royal Burgess Golfing Society raised £10,000 which will be used to support the Scottish Golf Trust with their work promoting children’s and youth golf and Combat Stress in their work with the country’s veterans.