Edinburgh derby teams unite for a charitable cause


A LOCAL insurance firm has signed a deal with both Hearts and Hibs, that has allowed some charitable good to come out of the old rivalry.

First Call, based in Edinburgh, have established a new scheme whereby with every sale of  home emergency cover made through the Hearts and Hibs websites, 15% of the monthly fee goes back to the respective clubs charities – Big Hearts and Hibernian Community Foundation.

John Dickson, First Call’s national sales director stated: “Business and football allegiances aside, it’s very important for us to help local charitable causes, and the fantastic work the Hearts and Hibs Trusts’ do for community development projects is highly regarded in Edinburgh.

John Dickson with both the Hearts and Hibs mascots

“We are thrilled to pledge our support and we hope the revenues raised can help make a difference to these hugely worthwhile causes.”

Tam Hendry, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Big Hearts said: “Big Hearts is the official charity of Heart of Midlothian FC and helps the club to build on its reputation as a positive social force in the community.

“We rely on partnerships with many different local groups, charities, initiatives and corporate partners to drive this forward. Our arrangement with First Call is a great example of such, and we are very pleased that the firm has put their support behind us.”

Kris Von Wald, Executive Director of Hibernian Community Foundation said: “We are delighted to have developed this relationship with First Call which will offer something of value to our supporters at the same time as giving something back to the Foundation.”

First Call Home Assist aims to deliver a fresh new approach to the home assistance sector by offering cheaper and better policies – supported by directly employed engineers, a UK network of contractors and 24/7 claim call centre.

First Call is a fully FSA regulated Scottish home assistance company with a fresh new approach to delivering customer focused products their clients need and rely on.