The Dunfermline Tartan Army are committed to supporting local causes and charities, and are proud to support grass roots football initiatives in the Dunfermline area. In just over 10 years, we've raised and donated over £17,000 to local and national charities.
At our 2022 January AGM, members voted to support the following 3 organisations.
- Alzheimer Scotland
- Dunfermline Athletic Girls U9s
Since our formation in 2009, we've contributed over £12,000 to various local and national charities. We've climbed mountains for the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal (Ben Lomond 2011), walked 500 miles (it felt like it!) in the TACC Kiltwalks, Held Race nights and Casino nights, parties with Tartan Army favourites Ted Christopher & Andy Chung, and local favourite Stevie Agnew, Annual Burns Nights and laterly our Annual Sportsmans Lunch.
Charity Donations History
The Dunfermline Tartan Army has always has been a keen supporter of local organisations, using our common interest in football to bring people together and fundraising for some fantastic organisations, as well as supporting the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal and participating in the various events with the Kiltwalk charity.
We adopted the Seal Association as our first nominated charity - a local group supporting children with behavioural difficulties at the home/school, or from underprivileged and difficult backgrounds. In 2011/12 we supported the excellent work done by the CHAS children’s home in Kinross, with some of our members taking part in the TACC Kiltwalk which allowed us to donate over £3,000! In our first few years we also made donations to the Tom Mason foundation, Fife Tourette’ and supported several students participating in gap year teaching as part of Project Trust initiative.
Since 2013, we've run a "Beat The Goalie" competition at the Dunfermline Childrens gala, and we will be back again in 2018
More recently we’ve donated equipment to Ward 16, and garden items to the sensory garden at the Queen Margaret Hospital, donated to the Neo-natal unit at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, and from funds raised from our 2016 Sportsman’s Lunch, an £800 donation to the High Valleyfield Children’s Development Centre. and in 2017, made a donation of £300 to The Brain Tumour Charity, to help support a child in Leven, Fife.
From 2016 - 2019, we adopted the Autism Scotland Support Centre in Dunfermline, and welcomed clients of the centre along to several of our events, as well as donating nearly £2,500 in 3 years.
Grass Roots Football Support
As football fans, we also wanted to contribute to some of the fantastic local grass roots football programmes in the local area, and help some local children reach their footballing potential!
In 2014 we became sponsor for the Pitreavie Pumas Boys 2002’s from Dunfermline. We continued to sponsor the Pitreavie Pumas until early 2019, when the team progressed to U17s and we felt our sponsorship had run its course. We're immensely proud of the progress made by the team, with them forming an affiliation with Camelon Juniors in April 19, and with several of the players progressing to Fife Elite.
In 2016/17 we sponsored BaysideGirls and our donation helped them attend a tournament in Holland.
In the slideshow above, you can see a glimpse of some of our charity work.