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9th November 2023
The Clan ice hockey players will literally be giving the shirts off their backs on Armistice Day to raise money for Erskine Veterans Charity.
Erskine is delighted that The Clan has decided that their home game against rivals Fife Flyers on Saturday, November 11, should be dedicated to raising money for the Veterans of Erskine.
The players will be wearing specially-designed Remembrance camouflage jerseys during the game that will be auctioned off to fans after the match. All profits from the auction will go to Erskine Veterans Charity.
The players’ will also be wearing limited-edition jerseys based on a poppy design during their warm-up before the game. These tops can be won in a Shirt Off The Back prize draw with tickets costing only £1.
The Clan has also organised a bucket collection during Saturday night’s game at Braehead Arena, with a 7pm face-off.
The winning bidders for the match-night jerseys can also have their photograph taken with the player whose jersey they have successfully bid for.
Earlier this week, several Clan players paid Erskine a visit to meet residents and staff and showed off their skills with a hockey stick and a ball. Then some of the residents got the chance to join in the action and hit a few balls with a hockey stick.
Veteran Royal Marine Sandy Cormack (101) was over the moon to meet the players who hailed from as far away as Boston and Florida USA, Toronto, Canada and even Fife in Scotland.
Erskine Chief Executive Ian Cumming said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome the Glasgow Clan to Erskine today, where they enjoyed a fun game of hockey with our Veterans.
“We are looking forward to joining the team at the Braehead Arena on Armistice Day, and wish them the very best of luck with their match. We are very grateful for their support of Erskine”.
To find out more about Erskine Veterans Charity’s work please visit our website at www.erskine.org.uk, follow on twitter @ErskineCharity via Facebook www.facebook.com/ErskineVeteransCharity or listen to Erskine Veterans Radio at Erskine.org.uk/radio
To donate directly to Erskine, please visit Erskine.org.uk/donate.
Erskine Veterans Charity is the trading name of Erskine Hospital | Company No. SC174103 | Registered Charity SC006609