Murrayfield Racers have once again teamed up with Helping Hands to organise a Teddy Bear Toss during our home game against Belfast Giants SNL on Sunday, 8th December.
Helping Hands is an all-volunteer community-based organisation, established to work with partners in challenging social and economic inequality in Edinburgh.
Fans of both teams are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to the game in a clear sealed bag and when the first goal is scored to throw them onto the ice!
All the bears will then be gathered up and distributed by Helping Hands to children’s organisations across the Edinburgh area to help them enjoy Christmas.
In addition to collecting bears the Racers are also asking fans to bring along tins of food which will be donated to the Helping Hands food bank.
Murrayfield Director, Willie Dunn, said: “We received great support for our Teddy Bear Toss last season and we’re hoping to top that this time around.
“We’re honoured to be able to give the Edinburgh public an opportunity to contribute in this manner to underprivileged children.
“We have teamed up once again with Helping Hands, as we were impressed with their professionalism in ensuring that what was donated last year found its way to the right places.
“Along with the collection of food tins, we’re hoping this year’s event will help to make a real difference around the city during the Christmas period.”
Jim Slaven, Helping Hands’ co-founder, added: “We are delighted to be once again working in partnership with Murrayfield Racers.
“The Teddy Bear Toss is a great initiative and together with the food collection is a great example of Racers’ social conscience.
“Working collectively, we can make a big difference to Edinburgh families most in need this Christmas.”
Fans are asked to turn up on 8th December with as many new bears as possible, with each in a clear sealed bag. When the first goal is scored by either side it’s time to Air the Bear!
The club is also encouraging everyone bring as many tins of food as possible to assist Helping Hands’ efforts in giving people a much brighter Christmas.
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(Image permission: David Strover)