The club announced an innovative two-year sponsorship deal with Dell Technologies in June of this year that would see MND Scotland become its front of shirt partner for season 2021/22.
The reaction to that original announcement has been nothing short of phenomenal. The club has engaged in a series of events over the past six months to highlight both the work of MND Scotland and the stories of people who have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease, culminating in Sunday’s MND Day at the Jambos’ cinch Premiership match against Rangers.
To date, between the club and its supporters, more than £40,000 has been raised for MND Scotland through fundraising events, which will help enable pioneering research into MND.
With legendary Scottish Cup-winning captain Marius Zaliukas, sadly losing his life to MND in 2020, MND Scotland is grateful to be able to continue our partnership with an organisation that truly holds people affected by MND close to their hearts.
Speaking about the partnership extension, chief operating officer Andrew McKinlay said: “I think everybody has simply been blown away by the reaction to our partnership with MND Scotland.
“For club and fans to raise more than £40,000 is tremendous and shows that there is a real kinship between Hearts and MND Scotland.
“It was, therefore, a straightforward decision to continue bearing MND Scotland on the front of our home shirts for season 2022/23.
“So much good work has been done but it is only the beginning. Together we can do even more and we’re so proud to be able to have the opportunity to help make a difference.
“I also have to give a big thanks to Dell Technologies, whose backing and support means that this partnership can continue to flourish.”
Rachel Maitland, MND Scotland’s Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Hearts and Dell Technologies.
“So far, the partnership has raised the profile of MND on the national stage and has already raised thousands of pounds from fans taking on fundraising challenges, and donating, to support the charity.
“Working with the team at Hearts and seeing the Club’s supporters embrace our cause the way they have, has been truly remarkable. We cannot thank everyone enough.
“We’re now looking forward to working with Hearts in the months and year ahead to continue building on the incredible foundation we’ve already started laying down together.”
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Rachel Maitland - MND Scotland