Founded in 1983 The Sportsman's Charity has a reputation for running first-class events and distributing funds to a wide range of primarily Scottish charities working in the fields of sport, children and young people, disability and the disadvantaged.
Each year, the Charity identifies two partner organisations which will receive a significant proportion of the funds raised at The Sportsman's Dinner.
In recent years the charities have included Combat Stress, the Scottish Golf Trust, Capability Scotland, Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Disability Sport.
In 2017 the two charities are Ocean Youth Trust and Drum Riding for the Disabled.
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.
Friday 18th August 2017
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.
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.