MFSM - Romania - June 2017 Print E-mail

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On Friday 9th June 2017, Scotland's Women played (and won) a friendly against Romania at Falkirk stadium as part of their build up to the Euro 2107 tournament in Holland.  TACC invited some disadvantaged young people along to the game as part of the "My First Scotland Match" (MFSM) programme, they were a group from FAB (Falkirk Autistic Bairns).  Each child received a match ticket, a Scotland shirt, a Saltire flag and £10 to spend.  It seemed like they all enjoyed their evening out watching Scotland.

 

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MFSM - Ireland - July 2017 Print E-mail

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In July 2017, Scotland's Women National Team played a warm-up friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Kirkcaldy ahead of their Euro 2017 campaign in the Netherlands.  TACC invited some disadvantaged young people along to the game as part of the "My First Scotland Match" (MFSM) programme, they were a group from Burntisland Primary School and also a group from Active & Aware Youth Club, Kirkcaldy.  Each child received a match ticket, a Scotland shirt, a Saltire flag and £10 to spend.

 

The feedback TACC received - "Just to say thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to come along the other night.  The children who were there have had a number of issues at home ranging from severe health issues, ADHD, family bereavement, drug and alcohol exposure and child protection issues.  Obviously for data protection reasons I cannot go into details of the children's explicit backgrounds suffice to say that their wee lives have not been easy.  They were totally blown away by the whole experience, they had never been to a football match before and for one, he was completely blown away by getting the money to spend - it was like all his Chrismas' had come at once - he'd never held that amount of money before.  The children were totally overwhelmed, one kept asking me if ''it was really real''. The parents were super excited too, for some it gave them a much needed bit of respite from their challenging children - one is a single dad with an ADHD son who finds life very difficult so for him even to get 'a night off' he was totally delighted!  The other parents spoke incredibly positively afterwards too saying that their children came back absolutely bouncing and desperate to go back!  I am sure the whole experience will have had a massive impact where these children will feel more motivated to connect to school, sport and football. To see the world differently. It was a night to remember for them, a one off, a highlight of their summer, their year! Thank you so so very much!"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
More than £12K raised for TACC Print E-mail

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Thanks to 3 well supported events (24 Hour Football Edinburgh,  24 Hour Football Aberdeen, Dinner Dance in Glasgow), TACC supporters have raised the fantastic sum of £12,000+ for the charity over the summer period.  Those funds will be used to help disadvantaged children in Scotland and overseas.  Many thanks to all concerned, but especially to the players at the 24 Hour Football events who really suffered to get their sponsorship money.  Thanks also to all those who supported these events, especially the physios at the football.  And special thanks to James McFadden, Stephen Pearson and Peter Martin for supporting the Dinner Dance in Glasgow.

 

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Dinner Dance was great !!! Print E-mail

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This year's TACC Dinner Dance was held on Saturday 27th October 2018 at the Principal Hotel Edinburgh George Street (formerly The George Hotel).

 

The fantastic sum of £4000 was raised to help TACC to support disadvantaged children in Scotland and overseas.

 

In addition, TACC donated £2500 to each of 4 local charities as follows:

 

1. Tweed Togs is an initiative run entirely by local volunteers in Tweeddale. They supply good quality, donated children's clothing, carefully packed in gift bags, to struggling local families.

 

2. Canongate Youth provides support, recreation and training opportunities for 5-25 year olds in the Edinburgh/Lothian Area to help them overcome barriers and secure a great future.

 

3. The Yard offers disabled children and young people, and their siblings, the chance to experience creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play in a well supported environment.

 

4. Whispers & Light makes a difference to the lives of children and teens affected by a terminal cancer diagnosis and their families by supporting them through practical and emotional support.

 

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MFSM - Malta - September 2017 Print E-mail

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In September 2017, Scotland's National Team played a World Cup 2018 Qualifier against Malta at Hampden Park in Glasgow after a succesful away game in Lithuania.  TACC invited some disadvantaged young people along to the game as part of the "My First Scotland Match" (MFSM) programme, they were a group from Frame Football Scotland.  Each child received a match ticket, a Scotland shirt, a Saltire flag and £10 to spend.

 

The feedback TACC received - "What a night Frame Football Scotland had!  It has to be one of the best experiences to see your National Team at home in the impressive Hampden Stadium. Scotland won 2-0 and the rain stayed off! The Frame Footballers were delighted with their Scotland top and their Scotland flag and this whole night was only made possible by Tartan Army Children's Charity (TACC) whom we met up with before kick off.  It was great to see Mandy and Jim!  Once again, my biggest thanks go to them for making last night possible.  Nadine xx"

 

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MFSM - Netherlands - Sept 2017 Print E-mail

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In September 2017, Scotland's Under 21 Team played (and won) a qualifier against Netherlands in Paisley.  TACC invited some disadvantaged young people along to the game as part of the "My First Scotland Match" (MFSM) programme, they were a group from Brewery Street Kids Club from Johnstone.  Each child received a match ticket, a Scotland shirt, a Saltire flag and £10 to spend.

 

The feedback TACC received - "Last night made 15 weans and 5 adults ecstatically happy, proud to be Scottish with memories that shall last a lifetime all.  Kids had their tops on and flags flying high with pride, amazing seats and their surprise envelope at half time was the cherry on the cake.  Amazing result and a fantastic experience for all this was every weans first Scotland game and all enjoyed every second of it.  Many, many thanks for such an amazing opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience. Proud to be Scottish."

 

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MFSM - Slovakia - October 2017 Print E-mail

In October 2017, Scotland played (and won) a World Cup 2018 qualifier against Slovakia at Hampden. TACC invited some disadvantaged young people along to the game as part of the "My First Scotland Match" (MFSM) programme, they were a group from Aberlour Children's Charity - Aberlour Options Adventure group.  Each child received a match ticket, a Scotland shirt, a Saltire flag and £10 to spend.

 

The feedback TACC received from Jim Dawe of Aberlour - "Thank you so much for organising the great opportunity for 14 of our young people to go to the Scotland match last week. I'm getting emails in from there support staff saying how they are still buzzing from the experience and it's all they are talking about.  It was a very special night for our young people and one that they will remember for many years to come."

 

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MFSM - Albania - October 2017 Print E-mail

On 24th October 2017, Scotland Women’s team continued their impressive start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win over a strong Albanian team.

 

TACC invited along some disadvantaged kids from the Brewery St. Kids Group in Johnstone and they were equally impressed, even the rain did not dampen their spirits.

 

As part of TACC's "My First Scotland Match" programme, each child received a match ticket, a Scotland shirt, a Saltire flag and £10 to spend.

 

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Massive thanks to Amy MacDonald !!! Print E-mail

The utterly fantastic Amy Macdonald, whom we're delighted to say honoured us by becoming TACC's first Ambassador many years ago, opened the

Swiss Indoor tennis season on 23 October 2017 with yet another outstanding performance.

 

At the event Amy was presented with a cheque for 25,000 Euro and we are absolutely delighted to announce that Amy is donating this to TACC to

enable us to continue to make a difference to children in Scotland and in countries in which our national team... plays.

 

Thanks so much Amy, this money is going to make such a difference and we are so proud, and lucky, to have you as TACC Ambassador No. 1.

 

You can listen to Amy singing "Pride" here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTvAiMkj4QU

 

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MFSM - Netherlands - Nov 2017 Print E-mail

TACC were delighted to send 41 children to their first Scotland match in November 2017 as part of TACC's My First Scotland Match programme.

 

At the Scotland vs Netherlands match at Pittodrie on Thursday 9th, 16 children (4 each from the following Aberdeen support initiatives, overseen by Aberdeen FC Community Trust) cheered on Scotland:

 

Syrian Dons - using football to help integrate young Syrian refugees to develop social & language skills.

Torry Projects - pupils from both primary schools in one of Aberdeen's most deprived areas, transitioning with Torry Academy.

Northfield Academy - using daily football sessions as part of school curriculum to improve attendance & attainment.

Seaton Footea Project - P7 pupils who participate in AFCCT Footea and Breakfast club initiatives.

 

On Friday 10th 13 kids attended the Men’s Under 21 game vs Latvia at McDiarmid Park in Perth.  The kids attending were from SHIP.  S.H.I.P. was established by parents in 1986 and aims to provide support for young people in the Perth and Kinross community who have Additional Support Needs.  This support is delivered through youth clubs, play schemes and other activity led opportunities.  SHIP were one the charities we donated to last Christmas so it’s lovely to be able to continue our support to them.

 

On Tuesday 14th 12 children from Perth Autism Support attended the Men’s Under 21 game vs Ukraine at McDiarmid Park in Perth. This is a charity TACC also donated to last Christmas.

 

As always all children attending received a match ticket, a Saltire, £10 to spend and this lucky lot received the brand new Scotland strip !!!

 

In 2017 TACC has taken 158 disadvantaged children to their first Scotland match - this is only possible with your continued support, so thank you !!!

 

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