Big-Hearted Volunteers Help Kick Off Charity's Festive Drive

09 December 2019
Scottish Water Volunteers at Big Hearts

That's a Wrap!

Scottish Water Volunteers helping Capital charity spread festive cheer

A team of volunteers from Scottish Water helped a Capital charity kickstart its festive campaign to support people at risk of social isolation.

The 11-strong team spent the day with Big Hearts Community Trust, the charity partner of Heart of Midlothian FC, based at Tynecastle Stadium. They wrapped Christmas presents to be given to vulnerable children supported by the charity who are set to get very few, if any, presents this festive season. 

They also wrapped gifts and wrote cards to be handed out to 75 people who will attend a Christmas lunch being held by the charity for the elderly and people who are isolated in the community.

Jemma McNeill, Events Manager at Scottish Water, said: “Big Hearts does such great things for a wide range of groups of individuals in the community and have a real personal touch. 

“They rely heavily on volunteers to get as much of their work carried out as possible. We were delighted to be able to go and help for a day. We were involved in a variety of activities to help the staff and volunteers there gear up for the festive period and reach out to those on their programme. 

“It was a great way to learn about what the charity does and the range of work carried out – and to get into the festive spirit with colleagues.”

Innes Shirreff, Operations Manager at Big Hearts Community Trust, said: “It was lovely to have volunteers from Scottish Water come along to the Stadium and help our team support our plans for the festive season.  Christmas is one of the most challenging times of the year for families facing isolation and poverty. As a charity we could not do our work without the help and support of dedicated volunteers who really do help change and improve the lives of people of all ages across the city.