Media Release: Jackie Bird puts her heart behind our heroes

YOU are invited to send a photographer/reporter/camera crew. Date: Thursday 15 April, Time: 10.45 am, Location: BBC Reception, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DA.

TV presenter and Poppyscotland ambassador, Jackie Birdm will join Heather Lockhart and Sarah-Louise Walker from the Scotland Women’s rugby team to call for female teams to take part in the Poppyscotland Hearts & Heroes Challenge on May 15.


The Challenge consists of a 29-mile walk or run across the Southern Upland Way and organisers are hoping to attract more women to participate. The event is in aid of rugby charity Hearts & Balls and Poppyscotland, which supports veterans and their families throughout Scotland.

Rugby player-turned-presenter, John Beattie, will also encourage participants to raise as much sponsorship money as possible.

For more information on the Hearts & Heroes Challenge see

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For further information, please contact Louisa MacKenzie of Media House on 0131 247 7520 / 0777 359 2625

or Leigh James of Poppyscotland on 0131 550 1580 / 07766 475886.

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