Welcome to the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal

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Welcome to the home of the original and longest established charity funded by Scotland fans, the aim of which is to make a donation to identified children’s charities in every country in which the Scottish National Football Team plays matches. Since 2003, this has been achieved – uninterrupted.

Everywhere We Go!

NEW: Ireland Donation

Sense Scotland Ticket Donation

You can read about our work in the Past Projects area, but here’s the quick version. Ten years and our first 49 consecutive donations condensed into three minutes…

Ticket Donation To Sense Scotland For NI Match

Back in March we ended up with a few spare tickets for the home international friendly against Northern Ireland.  We decided to donate these to Sense Scotland.

http://www.sensescotland.org.uk/

The tickets were passed on to the Overbridge Service (residential care on St Andrews Drive http://www.sensescotland.org.uk/media/1501870/sense-scotland-residential-services-overbridge-web.pdf ) where two of the people they support went along to the match. It was their first ever game and by all accounts they absolutely loved it!  They must have seen a different game to us!

Here’s a wee report from Service Manager, Sean Macfarlane, on what happened on the night.

“Stewart, Graeme and their support staff had a fantastic time at the Scotland V NI football game, soaking up the atmosphere and singing songs, especially when Scotland scored Stewart and Graeme were shouting ‘Goalllll’, this was the first time both boys had attended a football match and they both purchased a Scotland scarf as a souvenir and reminder of their experience.”

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Graeme

“We are very grateful for the donation of the tickets from The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal which allowed Stewart and Graeme the opportunity to experience a football match.”

Chapeau Craig

By John Daly.

Congratulations to Craig Walker in completing his Paris marathon challenge on behalf of the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

We’re all mightily impressed with him – and grateful to everyone who sponsored him, aiding Sunshine Appeal funds.

(if you’re so inclined, you can congratulate and show your support for Craig’s efforts by sponsoring him here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/parismarathon )

Chapeau, Monsieur.

Stuart Cosgrove Becomes TASA Patron

The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal are delighted to announce that Mr Stuart Cosgrove has agreed to become Patron of the charity. Stuart is a weel kent figure around the Scottish game, supporting as he does St Johnstone FC and Scotland. A frequent contributor to radio and TV, he currently co-hosts “Off The Ball” on BBC Radio Scotland. An author and TV executive, Stuart is also an aficionado of Northern Soul Music. The Steering Group of the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal are delighted to welcome Stuart on board.

Scot’s Tartan Trek Takes Its Toll

After a heroic effort, Scot has had to call a halt to his attempt to walk to to Hampden from his home in Ipswich. After covering an extraordinary 125 miles in 4 days, all on Tarmac, he’s had to call it a day. And having seen the pictures of his feet here, I’m not at all surprised!!

Hard lines Scot and well done for what you achieved. Get those feet up and recovered in time for getting to Hampden on Sunday!

Scot’s fund raising efforts will be split between 5 charities including ourselves and the Tartan Army Childrens’ Charity (TACC).

Please take a look at the Tartan Trek website, which includes how to donate –

tartantrek.webs.com
(Ignore the error and click Follow Link).

Well done Scot – Everywhere We Go!