Greenbelt CEO in charity mission
You can’t say we’re all po-faced here at Greenbelt. In fact, here is our Chief Executive Alex Middleton doing his bit for the Hearts and Balls charity!
Hearts and Balls aims to ensure that, in times of need, players affected by rugby injuries that are life-changing, get the support of the wider rugby community.
Since 1999 it has donated around £450,000 to support more than 30 rugby players and their families.
Instrumental in this success has been Jim Taylor MBE, who has a long history with Scottish Rugby.
His own playing career was cut short at the age of 23 when he was paralysed from the chest down. However, he has continued his involvement with the sport and in 2011 joined Glasgow Warriors.
He is a key part of the Hearts and Balls charity and regularly helps to raise money.
Greenbelt’s latest charity endeavour was organised by our very own Kathleen Kane and saw CEO Alex, aka “Tango”, don his Irn-Bru onesie for an entire work day – his efforts raised in excess of £173 cash.
Alex said: “I’d like to thank everyone for being so kind and donating this sum to Hearts and Balls, which is a fantastic charity much cherished by Greenbelt.
“We are all close friends of Jim Taylor and his wife Sandra, both of whom work tirelessly for this charity and often pop into Greenbelt HQ.
“It was an honour to come along to the office today in my brand new lovely, warm, soft, smart and very, very orange Irn-Bru onesie.”
If you would like to find out more about the work of Hearts and Balls, please visit