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FOUNDATION OF HEARTS LAUNCHES CONSULTATION ON FUTURE GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 2:33 PM

The Foundation of Hearts, the supporters’ body which will become the majority shareholder of Heart of Midlothian FC when its financial commitments to the current owner are fulfilled, has today launched a consultation exercise to seek the views of its members on future governance plans.

Launching …

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FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ‘ADD A POUND’ OPTION FOR PLEDGERS
  • Friday, March 17, 2017 3:04 PM

The Foundation of Hearts today launched a new ‘Add a Pound’ option for the 8000 supporters who back the club through their monthly pledges to the Foundation.

“The initiative is very straightforward,” said Foundation chair Stuart Wallace, “and allows supporters to increase their pledge by £1 with …

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FOUNDATION OF HEARTS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 2:00 PM

A message to members from the directors

We would like to update you on our plans for the next annual general meeting of the Foundation.

We are projecting to hold this in late January/early February.

The principal factor driving the timing is that our constitution includes a process for t…

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Tribute to Robert Wilson
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 4:28 PM

from Club CEO Ann Budge

Midway through Saturday’s game against Inverness CT, I received the very sad news that Robert Wilson, a lifelong Hearts supporter, had passed away after a long and tremendously brave battle against Motor Neuron Disease. For the rest of the game I thought about how he wo…

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STADIUM FUNDING PROPOSAL – RESULT OF VOTE
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 4:30 PM

The result of the vote on the stadium funding proposal was announced today, with the following email sent to Foundation members:

Dear Member

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE STADIUM FUNDING PROPOSAL

The vote on the stadium funding proposal closed on Wednesday and we would like to thank everyone who…

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Joint Statement from Ann Budge and Brian Cormack
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 2:30 PM

TO ALL HEARTS FANS – THANK YOU

On behalf of the Club and the Foundation of Hearts, we would like to say a huge thank you to all Hearts fans everywhere for their incredible support through the season.

To acknowledge this support, we have designated Sunday 15 May as our very own Thanking the …

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ANN BUDGE’S OFFER TO AMEND FINANCIAL AGREEMENT
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:00 PM

Foundation chair Brian Cormack today emailed Foundation of Hearts members concerning the offer from Ann Budge to amend the financial agreement between the Foundation and Bidco (her holding company). The email is as follows:

Dear Foundation of Hearts Member

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FOUNDATION OF HEARTS CONGRATULATES WELL SOCIETY ON SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:05 AM

The Foundation of Hearts today congratulated the Well Society and Motherwell Football Club on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, an initiative which sees a giant leap towards fan ownership of the club. Brian Cormack, Foundation chairman, commented:

“We are absolutely delighted with …

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KEN STOTT INTERVIEW - NO MYSTERY, REBUS ACTOR IS A PROUD MAN
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:08 PM

Even with his vast experience in front of the camera, actor and Hearts supporter Ken Stott could not have scripted a more remarkable transformation at Tynecastle.

From being gripped by fear over the genuine prospect of liquidation, to the euphoria of clinching the Championship title and being on…

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FOUNDATION OF HEARTS CHAIRMAN BRIAN CORMACK’S STATEMENT ON TEAM WEARING TRIBUTE JERSEY
  • Friday, March 4, 2016 4:40 PM

“In the football world, there’s a long tradition of supporters paying tribute to players by having the names of their favourites on their shirts. For the match against Partick Thistle and for the first time at Tynecastle, though, things are a little different.

“The Hearts players have supporters…

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PAULO SERGIO RECEIVES TRIBUTE JERSEY - AND PRAISES THE FOUNDATION
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:00 PM

The Foundation of Hearts were delighted to present former manager Paulo Sergio with his own FoH tribute jersey.

The popular Portuguese coach, who masterminded the memorable 5-1 Scottish Cup final victory over Hibs in 2012, is back in Edinburgh to take in Sunday's fifth round Edinburgh derby at T…

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ALIM BACKS FOUNDATION’S ‘NEVER TOO LATE’ CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:20 PM

Hearts captain Alim Ozturk does not mind doing things last minute. The defender regards his iconic last-gasp equaliser against Hibs as one of the happiest moments of his career at Tynecastle.  

Some 16 months on from that memorable afternoon at Easter Road, the form…

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Louise Strutt joins the Foundation of Hearts board
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:09 AM

After attending her first Hearts match at the age of four, Louise Strutt still gets exactly the same rush of fevered excitement every time she takes her seat at Tynecastle. So when the chance arrived to take on a more hands-on role in shaping the very future of her beloved club, Louise could not le…

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BRIAN CORMACK ANNOUNCES AGM AND BOARD ELECTION DETAILS
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:48 PM

Dear Member We have stated in the recent monthly blogs that we were working towards the second Foundation of Hearts AGM.

We can now announce the AGM date as Thursday 3 December 2015 at 2.00pm. The meeting will be held at Tynecastle and the formal papers will be sent to you 14 days in advance. Th…

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Foundation of Hearts Tribute Jersey Launched
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 9:00 AM

The Hearts fans created history by playing a vital role in the club's survival. Now their names are etched on a fantastic third jersey that pays tribute to their unstinting support.

In association with the club, the Foundation of Hearts is delighted to launch the new third kit featuring the name…

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ANN BUDGE WELCOMES DONALD CUMMING ON TO CLUB BOARD
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:52 PM

Hearts chair Ann Budge has welcomed Foundation of Hearts director Donald Cumming on to the club board.

Donald, a lifelong Hearts supporter and respected Edinburgh-based lawyer, has joined Foundation chairman Brian Cormack in the Hearts boardroom following Ian Murray's decision to step down in Ma…

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NEW FOUNDATION VIDEO LAUNCHED
  • Monday, August 24, 2015 1:12 PM

We are delighted to have launched our new video, Keeping the Hearts Beating, at the most recent plotholders’ award ceremony (on 23 August). It has been created and produced by a small team, all of whom donated their time and expertise to put this together. So take a bow Nick Alexander, John Ferguso…

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OVERSEAS AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW - ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:49 AM

Foundation chairman Brian Cormack presents Alec Peck with his virtual plot certificate.

In an interview with Darren Johnstone, Bahrain-based Hearts supporter Alec Peck - our first Overseas Ambassador - insists absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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BEQUEST FROM LIFETIME HEARTS SUPPORTER COMES TO THE FOUNDATION OF HEARTS
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 3:57 PM

Foundation of Hearts chairman Brian Cormack today announced that a lifetime supporter of the club who passed away last year at the age of 93 left a bequest of £108,725 which has come – on the instruction of his executors - to the Foundation.

“This was an amazing, heart-warming gesture by this ge…

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EXPERIENCE A GAME IN THE DIRECTORS' BOX
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:30 PM

The Foundation of Hearts would like to offer a pledger - and their guest - the rare chance to watch a game from the Directors' Box.

The Foundation has been offered two boardroom seats for the forthcoming Supporters Direct Scotland Cup match against Stirling Albion at Forthbank on Tuesday, July 1…

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IAN MURRAY STEPS DOWN AS CHAIR AND DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION OF HEARTS
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:10 PM

The Foundation of Hearts today announced – with regret - that its chair and director, Ian Murray MP, is to stand down from the FoH board.

The decision was taken by Ian Murray following the recent General Election. In his letter to his fellow directors which he wrote “with a very heavy heart”, he…

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IAN MURRAY THANKS JAMBOS KICKBACK FOR PLEDGE
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1:00 PM

The Foundation of Hearts are overwhelmed by Jambos Kickback's gesture to pledge £100 per month.The popular online supporters’ forum has provided immense backing to the club over the years and their contribution to the fans movement is greatly appreciated by the Foundation of Hearts.Jambos Kickback'…

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FOUNDATION OF HEARTS DIRECTOR BRIAN CORMACK APPOINTED TO BOARD OF HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FC
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 8:50 AM

The Foundation of Hearts is delighted to announce that director Brian Cormack has been appointed to the board of Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

In accordance with the agreement between current Hearts majority shareholder Ann Budge's BIDCO and the fans group, Cormack has joined FoH chairman I…

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FOUNDATION OF HEARTS PLEDGERS AWARDED COMMEMORATIVE PLOTS OF TYNECASTLE PITCH AT PRESENTATION CEREMONY
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:19 PM

The Foundation of Hearts was today (Sunday 19 April) delighted to welcome the first group of pledgers to the inaugural commemorative pitch plot ceremony at Tynecastle.

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THANK YOU – AND LET’S SIGN UP MORE FANS IN A PLEDGE FOR THE PREMIERSHIP
  • Monday, March 30, 2015 6:25 PM

Dear Member

What a day Sunday was for everyone connected with Hearts. At this most auspicious time in the club’s renaissance, I am writing to thank all Foundation members who have, collectively, been the catalyst for saving Heart of Midlothian FC and enabling all fans to celebrate a remarkable C…

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