TACC Statement - 'The Kiltwalk' Print E-mail

We would like to issue a statement to our supporters regarding our participation and partnership with The Kiltwalk charity. This is just to clarify to you, our supporters, what has happened and what exactly our position moving forward. 

 

As a charity strictly run by volunteers we reviewed the requirements that we would to have meet for us to remain a charity partner of The Kiltwalk, after a lot of thought we decided that it would be impossible for us to meet these requirements while maintaining our voluntary status. The TACC trustees felt that the time, resource demands, the reduced financial return and The Kiltwalks subjective awarding of grants meant that TACC should focus on other ways of raising funds. Therefore TACC have decided to no longer maintain a partnership with The Kiltwalk.

 

In 2014 TACC had applied to be a partner for both the Glasgow Kiltwalk (which is the “traditional” and original TACC walk) and the Speyside Kiltwalk but we were not successful, although we were accepted as partner for the Aberdeen Kiltwalk. Reflecting on 2014, TACC has made a decision to step back from all future involvement. This means that after the 2014 Aberdeen Walk TACC will no longer be involved directly with any Kiltwalks events. 

 

 

TACCs involvement in all the Kiltwalks is now at an end.


 
Poland 2014 - with Donation Update Print E-mail

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“Dom Dziecka Falbogi” – Orphanage at Falbogi

 

We're proud to announce our upcoming donation for the Poland v Scotland game in October. Undaunted by the efforts of a Norwegian referee and World Champions, but buoyed by a fabulous donation to help homeless kids to the “Off Road Kids” group in Dortmund, TACC will be making the next overseas donation of the Euro 2016 campaign to an Orphanage at Falbogi, just to the east of Warsaw. 

 

The 30 bed orphanage which offers 24/7 supervised care for children from as young as 3 years through to school leaving age have requested public assistance to create a fitness/play room and to equip it with modern equipment. The project which will be completed with TACC’s donation will, in addition to the therapeutic benefits and enabling physical activity to be enjoyed on a daily basis, educate the children about healthy and balanced diets and assist them in the development of healthy eating habits.

 

In addition to full time care and meeting the physical and emotional needs of the children, the emphasis of the orphanage is towards personal development and equipping each child with the skills and confidence necessary to assume an independent role in society. Each child receives personal education and support, including social integration which may include initiatives to rehabilitate them with their own families or find adoptive or foster families. Specialist therapeutic and development programmes are in place for children with disabilities, dependent on specific needs.

 

Although obviously loved and cared for at the orphanage, local funding is limited and opportunities for such projects like a fitness room usually remain a dream. TACC are delighted to be able to support this organization and to transform the dream into a reality.

 

If you’d like to join our TACC “ambassadors” at the presentation to the orphanage on the morning of match day – October 14th 2014 – please get in touch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll provide you with details. If you can’t make it on the day, take the chance to support TACC’s initiative by purchasing one of our Poland tee-shirts from our on-line shop at TACC-Poland

 

Remember EVERY penny we raise goes towards supporting kids here at home or overseas in the counties in which our national team plays.

 

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Our second overseas donation of this 2016 Euro campaign on October 14th, 2014, was to an orphanage in the village of Falbogi, located approximately 45 miles to the east of Warsaw.

 

The orphanage had appealed publicly to complete a new Fitness Centre for the 25 children, aged1-18, who are currently resident at the facility and TACC came to their support with a donation of £5,000.

 

 We were able to secure sponsorship from Graylings who provided both the transport and an interpreter for the 11 TACC supporters, including 2 pipers from the Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band, who made the trip. A tyre blow out on the motorway added to everyone’s excitement. 

 

The orphanage was superbly run and, not surprisingly the children were amazed, if not a little awestruck, at the sight of so many kilts.

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The Fitness Centre was a former classroom, no longer needed for that function now that the children attend the local school. Children come to the orphanage not only when they are bereaved, but also from families, unable to cope through poverty, drugs or other societal problem areas.

The generosity of the TA enabled us to take bags of extra goodies, in the form of sweets, tartan gifts and some of TACC’s tablet. Thankfully the orphanage teaches the children a proper and disciplined dietary balance, so hopefully the sweets will last for some time.

 

As might be expected the orphanage has their own kitchen, and the staff and some children provided their TACC visitors with a beautiful spread of Polish homebakes and possibly the best coffee in Poland. 

 

The Fitness Centre will be fitted with new flooring, mirrored walls and a range of fitness equipment that will be used by all the children, under supervision, especially through the long winter months.

 

 

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We are again delighted that the ambassadorial role played by the TA when travelling overseas has been exemplified by our TACC supporters. It was a first class experience to be able to see at first hand the value and benefit that the generosity of our supporters can bring to children in whichever country we visit.

 

Many thanks to all our supporters, Graylings, the Caledonian Brewery Pipe band (as always) and special thank to all those who gave up their free time to come along to the donation.

 

If you would like to come along to a future TACC Away donation or make some contribution please feel free to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. You can reach us through our Facebook page or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

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24 Hour Football Event 2017 Print E-mail

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TACC Christmas Party 2014 Print E-mail

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Hampden Park on the 29th November 2014

With…

Live music by Torridon

Torridon is an award winning folk rock band from the Highlands of Scotland.
 

We’re going back to the home of Scottish football for a great night of food, drink, 

music, fundraising and catching up with fellow supporters.

Tickets cost £50

Table of 10 - £450

 

Buy now from the TACC Shop

 


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Footgolf - Thank You Print E-mail

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24 Hour Football - Major Success Print E-mail

In a football match that lasted a whopping 24 hours and raised £9000+ for TACC, two teams, the Lion Rampants and the Saltires, gave their all to

raise money for disadvantaged children.  Tired legs battled against the pain to complete the challenge in aid of the Tartan Army Children's Charity.

They played from midday on Friday 29th to midday on Saturday 30th July at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre.  Over 30 players were involved over

the 24 hours, averaging over 10 hours each and many players running over 26 miles.  On the final whistle the score was 500 - 406 to the Saltires.

Daniel Turner, who played for the Lion Rampants said "the match was tough, especially through the night when it was dark and we wanted to sleep,

and we all had different strains and aches. It felt brilliant to reach the final whistle and know we'd raised a lot of money to help TACC do the fabulous

work it does in Scotland and overseas."  Children were invited to join the fun, playing for free on another pitch. Amongst those taking part were Frame

Footballers from Partick Thistle Charitable Trust coached by Scotland Cerebral Palsy player Deano Thornton, and Bonnyton Thistle 2004s and Dalziel

Boys Club.  James McAuley, Dalziel coach said "We were delighted to be involved in this charity event. Our boys enjoyed their game and it is good for

them to be aware that other children don't have the same opportunities as them and they're pleased to have helped out." Junior players were put through

their paces on Friday afternoon by Steve Farrell of Dumbarton FC with drills and ball skills, and lots of children playing Beat the Goalie & Crossbar

Challenge.  Steve said "It's a pleasure to support TACC today.  It's important for football to be accessible to all children and it's always fun teaching kids

new skills and encouraging them to work hard and enjoy the game."  The event was sponsored by Community Trade Union with support from the SFA

and Lidl, and was run by volunteers.  It was greatly assisted with many generous donations of raffle and tombola prizes.  If you would like to make a

donation in recognition of the brave lads who played for 24 hours, you can do any of the following:

 

Text TACC24 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070 to donateEvery penny including gift aid will go to TACC. Please refer to your network operator's standard rates for text charges. You will receive a confirmation text and the opportunity to donate gift aid. 

Alternatively you can donate here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/donate/makeDonationForCharityDisplay.action?charityId=1002309&frequencyType=S or you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/tartanarmy

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Aberdeen 24 Hour Football Event Print E-mail

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August's TACC Lottery Winner Print E-mail

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August's winner is:

Bill Laidlaw

 who wins £312.50

 

 

Thanks to everyone who continues to support us by taking part

Click here for details on how to join.


 
July's TACC Lottery Winner Print E-mail

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July's winner is:

June Hart 

 who wins £322.50

 

 

Thanks to everyone who continues to support us by taking part

Click here for details on how to join.


 
3 Peaks Challenge Update Print E-mail

Back in late June, Gareth, Ross and Rory Holmes and Andrew Hossack took on the 3 Peaks Challenge here. The challenge consisted of climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales respectively within a 24 hour period, including travel between the climbs. Here's a wee update on how the boys got on with this huge challenge.

 

Here the boys are raring to go at the starting line for the 3 Peaks Challenge at the foot of Ben Nevis 6 o’clock in the evening on Saturday 28th June. The veteran of the team is obviously not quite so keen as he tries to slip back into the car!!!

 

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The boys managed all three climbs, starting with Ben Nevis, travelling through the night to climb Scafell Pike in England at six in the morning. They then moved on to Snowdon in North Wales. The young bucks came trotting off the mountain without breaking a sweat whilst Ross and the veteran of the group staggered off two minutes inside the target of six o’clock on the Sunday evening.

 

The boys would like to thank the two invisible members of the team Christine and Jane for all their efforts over the weekend. The girls drove the team nearly 1000 miles, ensured they were fed and watered and even paid for the Burger King on the way up the road #legends!!!!

 

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Loads of sweat, plenty of fun and just a little pain but all well worth it to raise over £1000 (beating their target by over 150%) for the awesome Tartan Army Childrens Charity (TACC).

Brilliant, and well done lads. Huge thanks from all of us at TACC :-)

 

You can still support the team and donate online at www.justgiving.com/TeamTACC or by texting HEMI93 plus amount to 70070.


 
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