Our relationships with the local community and charities matter to us. We know the power of football and the difference it can make in the lives of so many.
That’s why Partick Thistle doesn’t just talk a good game, we live our philosophy in the community relations we have built and continue to build. Much of that work is done through the Partick Thistle Charitable Trust but we have a number of initiatives for this season, including a new charity for the Club to support.
Charity of the Year 2018/19
The Beatson Cancer Charity is our charity for this season and the Club will be working with them to support them raise funds through collections, events etc. We will also help them raise awareness by giving them space in every programme.
Sadly, it’s estimated that two in five people in Scotland will contract some form of cancer in their lifetime. Although numbers diagnosed are expected to continue to rise, survival rates are also improving.
The Beatson Cancer Charity is committed to raising significant funds to enhance the experience, treatment, outcomes and wellbeing of current and former cancer patients and their families across Scotland and beyond. Partick Thistle is pleased to assist them in that endeavour.
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Community Champions, sponsored by McDonalds Maryhill
We know that there are many local people who do great things in their communities and, largely, go unrecognised for their hard work.
In association with the PTFC Trust and withe support of McDonalds Maryhill, we are asking local charities and community groups to nominate a Community Champion, whose community spirit will be publicly recognised by the Club.
On match day, he or she will be invited to Firhills with family and friends, to be presented with a specially made award in front of the crowd pre-match. They will do a short interview pitchside with Firhill announcer Callum Bell before putting the match ball on a plinth for it to be carried on for the start of the game.
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Our first Community Partner is The Carers Trust Scotland.
Going to a match on a Saturday can be taken for granted by many of us. But for carers, it’s something of a luxury in terms of time away from responsibility as well as financially. For young carers especially, doing something as normal as going to the football is something they can only dream of.
Our partnership with Carers Trust Scotland provides the charity with an allocation of tickets for every league home game. They distribute those to their centres around Glasgow and work with agencies to get temporary cover to allow the carers get away for a few hours to see a game.
Partick Thistle is proud to work with them as their first partner in a pilot scheme in the UK to use football as respite for carers, young and old.