As most of you should be aware, the Branch has purchased 2 Season tickets as agreed at the last Branch meeting. Normally the Hibs would administer the process by which seats are donated to local charities, however because of the proximity to St. Patrick’s and environs it has been suggested that we ask Hibs to donate them to Canongate Youth Project (CYP) who have been delivering youth work in the Southside, Old Town and Dumbiedykes areas for the past 35 years. In consequence, an e-mail was sent to Hibs by the Branch and their reply was as follows:

Dear Gordon

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of Hibernian FC’s “Kicks for Kids” season ticket initiative for season 2012/13. As one of the Club’s longest running community initiatives, your support is important to the many charities/voluntary organisations and children who benefit from your generosity. As requested, your season tickets have been allocated to Canongate Youth Project. If you wish to discuss any other aspect of the initiative please do not hesitate to contact me on 0131 656 708 or alternatively you can email at any time.

Thanks again for really making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged youngsters.

Kind regards


Sue McLernon – Community Manager

Hibernian Football Club

and the reply from CYP:

Dear Gordon,

 Please pass on the thanks of everyone at Canongate Youth Project to the members of the St. Patrick’s Branch for the generous donation of season tickets to the home games. In light of the result this week down at Dumfries I understand your reasoning in suggesting that we give them to children or young people who misbehave as a punishment! On a more serious note, we work with a lot of families who exist on the poverty line and who would otherwise be unable to afford the admission costs. The staff here enjoy the pleasure of seeing the appreciative faces of the kids and their parents or carers when we give them out – be sure, your gesture is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.



Mike Tait

Calling – 0131 556 9389/9719

South Bridge Resource Centre, 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT








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