Total Donated by the Club to Charities & Good Causes since 2010:
Linlithgow Thistle prides itself on the charity work that it undertakes over the course of each season. Despite being an amateur club, we are permitted to enjoy the game that we love owing to the sacrifices of many and whilst others are unable to fulfil their dreams. The club supports local, national and international causes and is open to suggestions and enquiries. A brief summary of recent work and donations is outlined below.
In December 2013, the Club donated £50 to Linlithgow Bridge Playgroup.
On Friday, 15th November, the Club donated £50 to Children in Need.
At the League Association Sportsman’s Dinner on 13th September 2013, the Club donated £20 to the nominated charity of the night.
From the Preseason Tournament on 27th July 2013, the undernoted donation was made for their excellent work:
£700 – SSPCA
On 10th May 2013, the Club operated the bar at the inaugural Bo’ness Blue Eyes Football Foundation Sportsman’s Dinner at Bo’ness Town Hall. The Thistle donated all tips and “fee” back to the cause:
£150 – Bo’ness Blue Eyes Football Foundation
On 13th April 2013, the Club donated to the efforts of Schottisches Werder who are cycling from Bo’ness to Bremen in aid of Tartan Army Children’s Charity:
£25 – Tartan Army Children’s Charity
£10 – Comic Relief
£5 – ITV “Text Santa” Appeal
Linlithgow Thistle presenting £250 cheque to Donaldson’s School on 21st November 2012
From the Sportsman’s Dinner on 27th October 2012, Linlithgow Thistle donated money to:
£250 – Donaldson’s Trust, Linlithgow
£100 – Poppy Scotland
£50 – Bo’ness Blue Eyes Football Foundation
At the League Association Sportsman’s Dinner on 14th September 2012, the Club donated £20 to the nominated charity of the night.
From the Preseason Tournament on 28th July 2012, the undernoted donation was made for their excellent work:
£310- The Beatson Institute of Cancer Research
The Club’s AGM was held on 22nd May 2012 within the Donaldson’s School complex, with a hire fee donated:
£75 – Donaldson’s Trust, Linlithgow
From the Sportsman’s Dinner on 22nd October 2011, Linlithgow Thistle donated money:
£100 – Kinneil Youth Band, Bo’ness
From the Preseason Tournament on 30th July 2011, the undernoted donation was made for their excellent work:
£816 – CHAS
Over the course of Season 2010 – 2011, Linlithgow Thistle supported many charities.
On 23rd May 2011, Linlithgow Thistle donated a set of strips to The Douglas Lodge, Bo’ness. The previously worn strip (Edinburgh West Championship winning away kit) and a Mitre match ball was donated to the Masonic Lodge for the excellent work of Bro. Paul Railton, who was travelling to India in June 2011. Along with other very kind organisations and individuals, Linlithgow Thistle strips will be given to the very poor children who love playing football but are unable to afford the luxuries that we all take for granted on a daily basis. To further their love for the game, a team’s identity is important and Thistle more than welcome the opportunity to help the children in India.
Derek Oliver, Secretary of Linlithgow Thistle presenting Tom Purves, Secretary of The Douglas Lodge with the set of strips and Mitre match ball
Linlithgow Thistle participated in the David Clayden Memorial Fund 2011 Five-a-side 24-hour Tournament on Friday, 20th May at Broxburn Sports Centre. The Linlithgow club’s donation of £200 will be going to Help for Heroes and Scottish Cervical Cancer Support Group. Derek Oliver, Secretary, said “We are very proud and keen to help charities such as Help for Heroes and Scottish Cervical Cancer Support Group. We are honoured to participate in this tournament for such worthwhile causes and respect the hosts for the task that they undertook. We seek to ensure that our level of charitable support continues into the future in order that the very worthwhile work of organisations such as these is maintained. We are very proud to be associated with all the charities that we have supported over this season.”
Linlithgow Thistle Select team pictured in the front row with the David Clayden Memorial Fund team. Thistle were privileged to be the last side to play the Memorial Fund team in their amazing 24 hour charity event.
From the Preseason Tournament on 8th August 2010, the following charities were sent donations for their excellent work:
£865 – Action for Children Scotland
£200 – CHAS
£100 – Barnardo’s, Bo’ness
£100 – The Beatson Institute
£100 – The Braveheart Association
£50 – Make a Wish Foundation
£50 – MND Scotland
£50 – Linlithgow Young People’s Project
£50 – St Michael’s Hospital, Linlithgow
From the Sportsman’s Dinner on 20th November 2010, Linlithgow Thistle donated money to:
£50 – Poppy Scotland
£50 – The Prostate Cancer Charity Scotland
as a contribution to their excellent work for causes close to all our hearts.
Many of the players also contributed individually by participating in a Club Movember effort.
Hunters of Linlithgow requested that instead of their own business logo, that the Canine Partners logo was printed on the front of the Thistle away kit to help raise awreness of this important and admirable charity.