Swindon Wildcats to host charity match for Remembrance Day

By Swindon Link - 1 November 2019

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Swindon Wildcats have announced they will be hosting a charity match in honour of Remembrance Day - the team will also be debuting a new limited-edition jersey for the event.

Swindon Wildcats have announced that in honour of Remembrance Day this year the team will be wearing limited-edition Camo-Style Remembrance Jerseys to help raise awareness for fallen heroes.

The match will take place at Better Link Centre on Saturday 9 November, and is being sponsored by Smarter Media.

A spokesperson for Swindon Wildcats said: "I am very excited to confirm we are running a themed charity game on Saturday 9 November this year in honour of Remembrance Day. We are wearing limited-edition Camo style jerseys and doing a fundraising collection for The Royal British Legion. 

"We have lots of exciting things going on - the Nation Anthem will be performed by The Voice Kids finalist, Phoebe Maddison and the Mayor of Swindon Kevin Parry will be attending the game and doing our ceremonial puck drop.

"As well as a minute silence before the game there will be lots of tributes to help raise awareness for our fallen heroes, with Military personnel from the Army, RAF and ex-military attending the game. 

"It promises to be a game that will live long in the memory of players and staff alike and go down in Wildcats history."

The limited-edition jerseys won the fan poll that we ran a few weeks back, making the Remembrance Camo Design the fan favourite for this season’s themed shirt. The ‘Cats will proudly wear them for the game against Raiders IHC on Saturday 2 November as well as their game against Peterborough Phantoms on Saturday 9 November.

The Wildcats will be auctioning the shirts off at these games and fans will be able to get their hands on one by placing bids up on the first-floor concourse during both games on the 2 and 9 November. Similarly, to the team's end of season auction, a poster for each player will be on the wall opposite the Coffee Corner area on the first floor of the Better Link Centre, so just bid an amount with your name and number for your chance to win.

For both these games the Wildcats also be offering a Military Discount whereby anyone with a Military ID card will be able to come and watch the game at a discounted price of £10 per adult and £4 per child, valid for rink-side standing tickets. Tickets can be purchased in the Wildcat Sports Shop on the night or online in advance, but you must provide a valid Military ID card on the night or entry will be refused.

Throughout the game on the 9 November collection buckets will be passed around the balcony and rink side by military personnel as well as local Royal British Legion volunteers, all the money raised during the collection will be going to the Royal British Legion, a charity that provides lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.

For further information visit www.swindonwildcats.com

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