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Day out for unsung heroes


Big Hearts hosted a special fun day for kinship carers and their families

Carers received a special day out at a Scottish Premiership football club this week.

On Monday (21 October), Big Hearts honoured over 300 guests at their fifth Kinship Care Family Day, Scotland’s largest gathering of families living in this under-represented form of care.

The free open day at Tynecastle Stadium offered kinship care families a host of fun activities to enjoy on the last day of the autumn school break. Hosted by Heart of Midlothian's charity, the event aims to celebrate the resilience of children and adults living in a kinship setting.

As the charity wing of the football club, Big Hearts uses football to raise awareness of kinship care and identify vulnerable families in need of support.

Craig Wilson, Big Hearts’ general manager, said: “At Big Hearts, we believe kinship carers are unsung super heroes who are doing an amazing job to raise and build a happy life for the young person they care for.

“Our charity has been helping kinship care families thrive since 2015 and we are committed to continue our work to increase public awareness and reach out to many of these hidden families who could benefit from practical or emotional support.”



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