Jess Mackie Football Festival – Thank You

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There are few occasions we struggle to find words! However this is certainly one of them. Provisionally The Festival raised over £11,500. It’s a phenomenal amount of money, which will all be going to a great cause; the Jess Mackie Memorial Fund. The money raised will be used to deliver musical therapy initiatives at the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital.

There were roughly 1,250 attending the day including 450 kids playing football and 150 adults playing in the tournament. It’s a great reflection of the community spirit in Gullane that so many came along to support.

It’s genuinely impossible to list absolutely everyone who helped and supported us to make the day such a massive success; kids, parent, players, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors. Without the support you all, it simply could not have happened or been a success. From donations for the raffle, tombola, home baking … to PA system, tents, BBQ and bar. A huge number of volunteers helped over the whole weekend from Friday night setting up, throughout Saturday, and packing up on Sunday morning. Simply thank you!

A special ‘Thank You’ also to all the companies who donated to the cause, including our main sponsor Gilson Gray.

On behalf of GAAFC, Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital and The Mackie family, thank you all so much for supporting a hugely successful day on so many levels. Until next year …. !!!

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