Posted: 23rd June 2021

Signpost becomes official charity partner of Tayport Football Club

We are delighted to be able to share with you that Signpost International have become the official charity partner of Tayport Football Club.

The three-time Junior Scottish Cup winners announced the news today that we’ve become their first official charity partner.

(See link to launch video)

Tayport FC previously supported our Christmas Appeal in December last year and then decided that they wanted to continue supporting us and invited us to become the club’s official charity partner.

For the next two seasons the Signpost International logo will be displayed on the back of the Port’s new home and away kit. The club will also make a yearly donation to the charity whilst also organising bucket collections for Signpost at matches throughout the season.

Speaking about the new partnership Tayport FC Committee Member, Dave Aitken, said this, “Tayport Football Club thinks the work that Signpost International are doing throughout the world and locally is fantastic. Last year we supported their Christmas Appeal, but we wanted to do more, we want to keep supporting Signpost financially, but we want to spread the word about their work and draw attention to what they are doing. Tayport Football Club is embedded in community, and we believe that it is essential that we are giving back and helping those in need. The work of Signpost is community focused, and this aligns with the long term aims and objectives of the club to continue to find ways to expand our offering beyond the local community and working with Signpost will certainly do this. This new partnership provides so many exciting opportunities, one being, the recycling of the clubs kit going to a really worthy cause.  We hope this is the start of a successful long-term relationship which benefits community’s far and wide.”

On becoming Tayport FC’s first official charity partner, Signpost International’s CEO, Jamie Morrison, had this to say, “We were delighted when the club approached us and asked if we would like to become their charity partner. It is extremely encouraging that as a club they are not only focused on football but want to play their part in supporting those in need. Signpost International have worked with communities around the globe for over 25 years and will continue to do so, but recently we have begun developing our local work in Dundee. This year we launched the Roundhouse Community Kitchen with its mission to transform surplus food destined for landfill and turn it into nutritionally balanced meals which is distributed to foodbanks and larders across Dundee and given to those in need. This project in partnership with food provision charities will play a vital part in tackling the issue of hunger that exists locally. As a charity we are continuing to build up our presence locally so having our logo displayed on the Tayport shirt will be wonderful, as it will mean that more people will see our name and will hopefully want to find out about our work.”

Everyone at Signpost International would like to thank the committee at Tayport Football Club for giving us this opportunity and we are really looking forward to this new partnership. We can’t wait to see the Signpost logo on the new Tayport shirt for next season and will share this with you once the new kits have been launched.

Tayport FC Committee Member, Dave Aitken (pictured above on the left), Signpost International’s CEO, Jamie Morrison (pictured above on the right), and Tay Bridgehead Councillor, Tim Brett (pictured above in the middle, met together as the charity partnership agreement was signed.