The Hanlon Stevenson Foundation are delighted to confirm the appointment of Sue McLernon as Head of Community Projects.
Sue will need little introduction to Hibernian supporters, or those within Edinburgh’s grassroots football scene.
Following her recent departure from Easter Road after 40 years of dedicated service, HSF moved quickly to ensure her compassion, drive, experience and varied skillset is put to good use.
In her new role, Sue will help identify individuals who would benefit from the HSF Scholarship Programme – as well as charities and projects that could do with our assistance.
Sue will also head up projects of her own, starting with A Game of Two Halves – which will see after-school clubs kick off in targeted areas around Edinburgh.
They’ll feature 45 minutes of supervised homework, before 45 minutes of dedicated football coaching.
The first classes will commence in early May in Muirhouse, in conjunction with one of our charity partners, LIFT (Low Income Families Together).
Graeme Cadger, chairman of HSF, said: “I think the numerous tributes posted on social media shows the esteem Sue is held in. Not just by Hibernian supporters, but by the endless number of people she’s helped over the years in the wider community.
“Everyone involved with HSF has had the privilege of knowing Sue for many years.
“We know her attributes and the respect she’s earned through her good deeds and dedication to a number of causes.
“She is the perfect fit for HSF and a valuable addition to our growing team.”
Sue added: “I was delighted to accept Graeme’s offer to join HSF and it may be one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever had to make.
“I’ve admired the foundation’s work, and I’ve been privileged to know the families of Lewis Stevenson and Paul Hanlon for more years than I care to remember. They’re all very dear to me.
“I’m looking forward to getting started. There’s a lot we can do in the community and I want to help in any way that I can.”
Pictured – Left to right: Graeme Cadger, Sue McLernon & Paul Demarco