PEEBLES High have kicked off their first week back by teaming up with Hibs.

The Easter Road club are running a pilot programme to offer a fundraising opportunity to schools, community football clubs and charities.

And they have extended the invitation to the Peebles secondary school to take part in this fundraising through football known as ‘Hibs Give Back’.

Hibernian FC is aware of how challenging fundraising can be and have created an exciting new initiative which will help Peebles High School raise funds with very little effort.

The group ticket sales scheme offers pupils, staff, parents/carers, friends, and families the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend home fixtures at Easter Road.

Hibernian will send Peebles High a unique link which will then be emailed out so that this can be used to purchase match tickets online.

The week following the fixture, Hibs will establish the sales from the school via their unique link and return 50 percent of the net sales.

Hibernian FC are keen to work in partnership with Peebles High, which is the first school outwith Edinburgh to be invited to take part in the fundraising initiative, and is looking forward to building a relationship with the school.

Although some football fans may have allegiance to a different team, the school hopes those who like watching a game of footie will support the fundraising venture which will boost funds following the fire tragedy.

Donna Moretta, Depute Headteacher said: We are delighted to have been approached by Hibs to work in partnership, especially as this has been an opportunity previously afforded to Edinburgh schools only.

“Fundraising can take a lot of organisation and effort but this initiative is really simple, people who enjoy a day out at the football can watch a Scottish Premiership match and raise money for the school at the same time. It’s a win-win for football fans linked to Peebles High School, although we can’t guarantee the result!”

The first fixture is on Saturday, February 22 Hibernian v Livingston.

Tickets can be purchased via the school website by using the unique link.