Hibernian FC have announced that over £4000 was raised for Poppyscotland and the Hibernian Community Foundation from the sale of special edition remembrance shirts which were produced for the fixture against St Mirren on Saturday 7 November, when a Jason Cummings’ goal and a James Keatings’ hat-trick ensured that a 4-1 win was earned in Paisley. A total of £4,253.94 was raised for both charities.
£2226.97 was raised for the Poppyscotland, Stuart Lang, Corporate Fundraiser at the charity, said: “We are very grateful to the club and the fans for this fantastic donation.
“We’ve enjoyed close links with Hibernian over a number of years and their ongoing generosity this year means we can reach and support even more members of the Armed Forces community.”
Meanwhile a total of £2026.97 was raised for the Hibernian Community Foundation from the auction and raffle of the shirts.
Wendy MacAdie, Executive Director of the Hibernian Community Foundation, said: “I would like to thank the Hibernian supporters who took part in the auction and those who donated in the raffle for Fraser Fyvie’s shirt.
“The money raised is invaluable for the work we undertake within the community of Leith and other communities in the Lothians. Since our formation we have received a lot of support from the generous Hibernian fans, and the money raised has helped with work in disability football, supporting people moving into work, and helping to improve the health of members of the Hibernian family.
“Everyone within the Community Foundation is extremely grateful for the generous donation from Hibernian and its supporters.”