The two main beneficiaries of funds raised at the Charity’s 2019 Dinner were Hearts and Balls and Beyond Boundaries.
Hearts Balls was conceived in 1999 when a player from the Lismore Rugby Club in Edinburgh suffered a serious spinal injury that left him paralysed.
Having run a highly successful appeal, Lismore decided to widen its support to cover other players impacted by serious injury or illness. Thus, Hearts Balls came into being with the aim of ‘helping rugby help its own’.
Since its beginnings in 1999, we have donated in the region of £450,000 to rugby players and their families. Through advice and advocacy, we also help them identify and apply for funds from other sources.
For further details go to their website heartsandballs.org.uk
As one of Scotland’s fast-growing sports, cricket is popular right across the country and offers really accessible versions of the game suitable for everyone. Beyond Boundaries seeks to use cricket to encourage groups that are under-represented in physical and mental fitness to benefit from such activity.
For further details go to their website beyondboundaries.scot
Other charities operating in the areas of sport, children, the disabled and the disadvantaged also benefit for funds raised at the annual Charity Dinner, as well as from the other events organised by the Charity during the year.
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We are delighted that long time friend of the Charity Dougie Donnelly has agreed to Chair our Euro 2021 virtual event on Friday 23rd April where he will take charge of our panel Shelley Kerr MBE, John Collins and Dave McPherson. Promises to be an excellent evening, hope you can make it.
We were delighted to hold our first virtual event on the eve of the Calcutta Cup (5th Feb) and are very grateful to our panel of Jim Hamilton, Alex King, Nathan Hines and Chris Paterson who were expertly herded by our Chairman Al Kellock.
If you were one of the large number who attended, thank you. If you weren't, stay in touch and we will let you know what our next event is going to be shortly.
The Directors of The Sportsman's Charity are very pleased to be able to announce that one of the UK's favourite comedians, Simon Evans has agreed to become our second ambassador.
We are delighted to announce that Chris Paterson MBE has been appointed as The Sportsman's Charity's first ambassador.
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A very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2020 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 7th February 2020 on the eve of the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match, the main sponsors being Carbon Financial Partners and Prestonfield House.
The dinner raised over £50,000. This allowed us to support both our featured charities, The Eve Appeal and Tom Smith Testamonial Fund along with many other charities.
For photos and more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.