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Today Big Hearts honoured over 300 guests at their 5th Kinship Care Family Day, known to be Scotland’s largest gathering of families living in this under-represented form of care.

This free open day took place at Tynecastle Stadium and gave Kinship Care families a host of fun activities to enjoy on the last day of the autumn school break.

These included real live owls, sports, a magic show, free lunch and stadium tours all designed to celebrate the resilience of children and adults living in a kinship setting. Over 18 local organisations joined Big Hearts to promote support services available across the community.

As the charity of Hearts FC, Big Hearts uses football to raise awareness of Kinship Care and identify vulnerable families in need of support. Prior to today’s event, the charity released a short film :