We offer assistance, both immediate and long-term, to those who have been impacted by catastrophic injury.

If you’d like to help us , why not join one of our fund-raising events, or even organise your own event?

Hearts + Balls is managed and administered solely by volunteers and does not employ any paid staff.

HOW WE HELP

Alastair Kellock

"I was very fortunate to play the sport I love for many years but have also seen first-hand the effect severe injury can have on a person’s life. The work Hearts + Balls is doing is incredible and I encourage you to support in any way you can."

Rugby brings immense pleasure and a sense of community to millions of people, but occasionally, like many other sports, it brings tragedy instead.

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’.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

WE CAN’T FUNCTION WITHOUT DONATIONS

WHAT'S HAPPENING

NEWS & EVENTS

12th February 2019

Rugby charity tastes Knickerbocker Glory after supporting injured player

Members of an American rugby club have made a trip of more than 3,000 miles to Edinburgh deliver a cheque for more than £3,000 to a Scottish charity. In 2010,...
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8th January 2019

Hearts & Balls at the Jam House

We are back! Hearts & Balls returns to the Jam House for an evening of live music and entertainment led by former Scotland Captain, Al Kellock, who’s now a Hearts...
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5th December 2018

Inaugural Hearts + Balls Festival Raises More than £4K for Charity

The Hearts and Balls Festival, A Thank You from Jim Taylor to the Rugby Community,  sponsored by Kelvinside Academy, Harper Macleod LLP and BIG Partnership, took place this summer at the...
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CONTACT US

To find out more about fundraising, our events or the difference we make to the rugby community please contact us using this form or call or email us below.

Graham Docherty
Director
The Hearts + Balls Charitable Trust,
27 Blinkbonny Avenue,
Edinburgh EH4 3HT
0131-332-5993
07974-955763

0131 332 5993

The Hearts + Balls Charitable Trust
Registered in Scotland No SC240234
Scottish Charity No SC033927

Registered Office:
Caledonian Exchange,
19A Canning St., Edinburgh EH3 8HE