As we look back on what’s been a very challenging year, it’s incredibly uplifting to hear how Saltire Roofing & Building has continued to make a difference to local communities.
Throughout each year, we support a number of local charities, events and projects because we like to give something back.
One of these initiatives, which we’ve sponsored for a number of years now, is the Hearts Walking Football Club for the over 50s.
This group, which meets every Tuesday on the community pitch at Tynecastle, gives over 50s the chance to continue or kick-start a healthy and active lifestyle, whilst offering all the social benefits of a club, with a hot drink, soup & a roll after each game.
The club now has a regular attendance of around 50 players every week.
This week, Community Head at Heart of Midlothian FC, Alan “Chalky” White, sent us a video message to say:
“Saltire’s support helps us attract lots of 50-plus footballers down to Tynecastle once a week to take part in Walking Football on the back pitch at Tynecastle and over the years of their support it’s been a massive success. 50 guys take part every single week. It’s great to see them out playing football, it’s given them that lust for life again but in addition to that, it’s allowing people to socialise, get off the sofa, be active and after the game each week, they come in and they get their soup and their roll in the changing rooms. So they’re making new friends and they’re getting out and about in their community again. Saltire play a massive part in that, because if it wasn’t for their support, we wouldn’t run that on a weekly basis.”
Saltire Roofing & Building Managing Director, Steven McIntosh, said:
“We’re delighted to hear that so many people are benefiting from this fantastic local club. It’s also a good reminder of why it’s so important for companies like ours to give back to the communities we live and work in, and the difference that can make to local people. We’re very proud to support the Hearts Walking Football Club and we look forward to extending that support into 2021.”