NEWS

FINAL INSTALMENT OF PAYMENT TO BIDCO IS MADE

The Foundation is absolutely delighted to confirm that we have now paid over the final instalment to Ann Budge’s BidCo

NEW FOUNDATION WEBSITE LAUNCHED

A new Foundation of Hearts website was launched today (3 February 2020) as the organisation enters a new phase in its development and looks ahead to its imminent status as majority shareholders of the club.

TRIBUTE WALL PLANNED TO MARK START OF FAN OWNERSHIP

A tribute wall to mark the achievement of Hearts fans in saving our club is to be created later this year at the Foundation Plaza.

THIRD KIT FEATURES ‘PLEDGE FOR LIFE’ MESSAGE

The club’s stunning new all-black third kit is adorned with the Foundation’s pledge for life mantra – a message on the back for the badge on the front.

FOUNDATION DAY 2019 – A DAY OF CELEBRATION

In what is becoming an annual event, the club hosted Foundation Day on 26 January 2019 – the match against St Johnstone.

HYDC SHARES IN CLUB TRANSFERRED TO FOUNDATION OF HEARTS

The Foundation of Hearts (FoH) and the Hearts Youth Development Committee (HYDC) are pleased to announce that the group’s 386,864 shares which it held in Heart of Midlothian have been transferred to the Foundation of Hearts.

FOUNDATION OF HEARTS PLEDGERS FULFIL PROMISE OF £3 MILLION

The club is delighted to confirm that Foundation of Hearts pledgers have fulfilled their promise of a £3 million contribution to the Tynecastle Redevelopment Fund.

FOUNDATION DAY AT TYNECASTLE – SATURDAY 27 JANUARY

Saturday 27 January will be designated as the first Foundation Day at Tynecastle, with a series of activities to mark the amazing contribution Hearts fans have made to save our club.

‘PLEDGE PALS’ INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

The Foundation of Hearts today launched a new initiative aimed at persuading existing pledgers to get their pals to sign up – with a unique piece of Tynecastle history as a potential reward.

GET YOUR PHOTO ON THE COVER OF A MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

We don’t need any confirmation that Foundation pledgers are absolute stars, but here’s a great opportunity to prove it.

FOH LAUNCHES CONSULTATION ON FUTURE GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS

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.

FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ‘ADD A POUND’ OPTION FOR PLEDGERS

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.

FOUNDATION OF HEARTS AGM AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

TRIBUTE TO ROBERT WILSON

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.

STADIUM FUNDING PROPOSAL – RESULT OF VOTE

The result of the vote on the stadium funding proposal was announced today.

JOINT STATEMENT FROM ANN BUDGE AND BRIAN CORMACK

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.

ANN BUDGE’S OFFER TO AMEND FINANCIAL AGREEMENT

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).

FOH CONGRATULATES WELL SOCIETY ON SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM

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.

KEN STOTT INTERVIEW – NO MYSTERY, REBUS ACTOR IS A PROUD MAN

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.

FOH CHAIRMAN BRIAN CORMACK’S STATEMENT ON TEAM WEARING TRIBUTE JERSEY

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.

PAULO SERGIO RECEIVES TRIBUTE JERSEY – AND PRAISES THE FOUNDATION

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 Tynecastle.

ALIM BACKS FOUNDATION’S ‘NEVER TOO LATE’ CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP

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.

LOUISE STRUTT JOINS THE FOUNDATION OF HEARTS BOARD

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 let the opportunity pass.

BRIAN CORMACK ANNOUNCES AGM AND BOARD ELECTION DETAILS

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. They will include the 2015 accounts.

FOUNDATION OF HEARTS TRIBUTE JERSEY LAUNCHED

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.

ANN BUDGE WELCOMES DONALD CUMMING ON TO CLUB BOARD

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

NEW FOUNDATION VIDEO LAUNCHED

We are delighted to have launched our new video, Keeping the Hearts Beating, at the most recent plotholders’ award ceremony (on 23 August).

OVERSEAS AMBASSADOR INTERVIEW – ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER

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

BEQUEST FROM LIFETIME HEARTS SUPPORTER

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.

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