Edinburgh Cheer: Can you help make the Capital the happiest place this Christmas?

The Evening News has teamed up with Hearts, Hibs and NHS Lothian to help make Edinburgh and the Lothians the Capital of Goodwill this Christmas - and we want your help too.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 1:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:59 am
Today marks the first day of the Edinburgh Cheer campaign.
Today marks the first day of the Edinburgh Cheer campaign.

Can you take our Edinburgh Cheer pledge and help to make our communities a little kinder?

The two clubs - Hearts through its Big Hearts Foundation and Hibs, Hibernian Community Foundation and NHS Lothian through their innovative GameChanger public social partnership - will be staging a series of events in and around their grounds throughout December. We will also be working with a series of other charity partners.

We can only make it happen though with your help and we will be letting you know the various ways in which you can support our Edinburgh Cheer campaign.

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If you can take our Edinburgh Cheer pledge, by promising to do even just one of the following things, then please sign up below as a supporter to receive our campaign updates.

The pledges

Smile and say Happy Christmas

Traffic warden? Shop assistant? Fellow commuters? Share some festive spirit with the

people you meet each day

Invite someone new for lunch

Maybe a neighbour who is on their own

Give a little of your time

Sign up for our Edinburgh Cheer newsletter and see if you can help a local charity deliver a festive project in your neighbourhood

Spread the word about a good cause

Share it on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends – and don’t forget to let us know so we can help #edincheer

Keep people warm on the streets

Watch out for details of how you can support our sleeping bag campaign for rough sleepers

Wish a Polish neighbour ‘Wesolych Swiat’

Or say ‘feliz Navidad’ to a Spanish friend

Bring some joy to a dinner table

Donate much-needed supplies to a foodbank such as the one at your local Tesco

Make an older person on their own feel special

Send them a Christmas card through #VintageVibes VIP campaign

Sing with us

Join our Edinburgh Cheer choir for communal carol singing. Watch out for details of where and when.

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