The Hibernian Historical Trust supports local and national charity projects.
Much of our work is proactively aimed at engaging with both local and further afield communities.
Scottish Football Reminiscence Project
June 2009 saw the launch of a initial yearlong project, which aimed to provide reminiscence therapy, by means of packs of materials containing images of old match programmes, famous players, team line ups and actions shots, to people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Studies into the effectiveness of the initial work, funded by Museums Galleries Scotland and in collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland, Culture & Sport Glasgow, the Scottish Library & Information Council and Glasgow Caledonian University, suggested the project produced beneficial results and consequently the materials continue to be made available to interested parties.
Football Memories is a product of Alzheimer Scotland’s pioneering work on their Football Reminiscence project, using memories of football to improve the life of people with dementia.
A number of Football Memories groups have been established across Scotland from the Shetland Isles in the north to Stranraer in the south, and for the past few years the Hibernian Historical Trust have been holding meetings at Easter Road Stadium, where people with dementia and other memory problems gather to enjoy talking football and looking back with the help of old photos and other memorabilia.
More information on the Football Memories meetings at Easter Road can be found HERE.
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation
In 2013, Hibernian and Hearts sporting Legends attended the Sick Kids Friends Foundation's annual Boys Bash event, to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Held at The Jam House, the Boys Bash was a fantastic night full of hilarious fundraising humour. The evening saw competitive levels soaring throughout the night as legends and friends pitted their wits against each other with a superb 'Ultimate Sports Quiz'.
Legends that attended the fundraising event included Pat Stanton, Alex Cropley, John Fraser, Eric Stevenson, Jimmy O'Rourke and Neil Martin from the green and white side of Edinburgh, whilst Henry Smith, Alan McLaren, Jimmy Sandison and Ian Ferguson represented Hearts.