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Our Community

PureMalt are proud to support charitable initiatives within our network.
Read the blog for the latest updates within our community.


Our Community Kitchen exists to reduce social isolation for people of all ages and abilities by bringing together the local community of Haddington and Lammermuir to enjoy good hearty fresh food and allowing friendships to form.  OCK runs from Haddington Bowling Club and has organically developed. We also work with our local Area Partnership around holiday hunger for pupils whose families are in receipt of a low income. 

We normally bring up to 90 people together each week, however, we have stopped our usual way of working to respond to this horrendous coronavirus. We are still continuing to change people’s lives through food, but in a very different way.

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Haddington Rugby Football Club has a proud history.  We are delighted to have PureMalt as our primary sponsor, particularly with their strong industrial heritage within the town.

Building rugby teams is multi-faceted. The support that PureMalt provides to Haddington RFC enables us to ensure that our senior teams have strips to wear, that we can ensure adequate changing facilities to members of all ages and genders, as well as for community clubs and schools. PureMalt has enabled us to ensure that the next crop of players is developed by enabling coaches to be accredited, as well as providing funding for our Youth Development Officer.

The difference PureMalt has had on the club is not only based upon financial investment. PureMalt has become a part of the Haddington RFC family. Whether attending games, or by recognising success by selecting and presenting “Man of the Match” awards, PureMalt has always shown a keen interest in the success of the club. We look forward to this continuing long into the future, with Haddington RFC and PureMalt remaining at the heart of the community.

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The Club currently has around 270 players, with around 70 volunteers, who are either Coaches or Committee members. The Club has a development pathway for players, from 5 year-olds in our Soccer School, through to adults in the 1st Team. We have boys’ and girls’ youth teams, playing 7, 9 & 11-a- side football, in both the Edinburgh and East Lothian Leagues. The 1st Team play in the East of Scotland League and have recently been accepted for a Full Licence, by the SFA, which will enable them to play in the Scottish Cup.

The Youth teams play out of the fantastic facility at Whittingehame Drive, which includes a Pavilion and floodlit 3G all weather pitch. The 1st Team are based at Millfield, on the enclosed floodlit grass pitch.

PureMalt have generously sponsored our 2009 youth team since 2019, purchasing home and away kits for the team. This has been a huge help to the team financially and we fully appreciate the support that our neighbours at PureMalt provide.

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PureMalt are proud to support and sponsor local team 'Five in a Row'. They will be raising money for the charity 'Reverse Rett'. The team of 5 will make up 1 of 30 teams participating from around the world in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge, crossing from La Gomera to Antigua.


Haddington and District Amateur Swim Club Exchange

Aileen Boyle (Haddington and District Amateur Swim Club, Chair) writes

"As Chair of Haddington & District Amateur Swimming Club, I get to do a lot of great things.  The role is varied and interesting, and I get so much from watching the club grow and thrive.

Last week, I returned from France following a 10-Day Cultural and Sporting Exchange between Haddington & District Amateur Swimming Club and Serres Castet.  Serres-Castet is a town in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, 10 km north of Pau.

The French Exchange differentiates HDASC from other clubs in the county; it is one of the best things the club offers.  

The trip this year commemorated 40 years of the exchange, and so it was doubly brilliant to be able to make the trip after the last two years.  Haddington & District has a mantra of "Be The Best You Can Be", and the swimmers proved that to themselves and each other on this trip.

The programme was full, varied, and fun and offered the swimmers activities such as an inflatable obstacle course & zip line ropes course over a re-purposed quarry lake.  They swam to and jumped off a pontoon in the sea.  They visited caves, shopped in local Pau, and visited chateaux.  An integral part of the exchange is the joint training sessions and competitions against each other and other clubs in the District.  It provides the clubs with an opportunity to learn from each other, as well as stay with a host family for ten days.

During this exchange, I watched previously shy swimmers find their courage.  I watched teenagers grow and flourish and find an inner strength they didn't know they had.  I watched friendships renew and new friendships being made between the swimmers of the two clubs, making memories that will sustain them.

And the best bit is we will be hosting Serres Castet next year.  We can't wait.

Let the planning (and fundraising) begin."


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Written by Amy Donnelly

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