This year our annual Christmas Teddy Bear Toss game will be held on the 11th December! Fans across the town will by purchasing teddies, bagging them up and throwing them onto the ice after the Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats score their first goal of the night! But why?!
Teddy Bear Toss has become an annual tradition in the hockey community and it’s for a very good cause! Every year our chosen children’s charity will receive hundreds of teddies to give to the children that need them the most.
Who is it for?
The charity we have chosen this year is CALM, Swindon Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement. They are a registered charity, run by parents who have all experienced what it is like to have a child diagnosed with cancer. CALM mostly support families in the Swindon and Marlborough area. With no employees CALM are a purely voluntary charity. You can read more about CALM by visiting their website: http://www.calmcharity.org/
How does it work?
Buy a new teddy bear or two (no taller than 12 inches preferably) which MUST include a CE label (which ensures that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements).
Place it in a clear plastic bag (for protection from the surface of the ice) and tie the top closed.
Bring it to the game against the Bees IHC on Saturday 11th December.
Wait for the first Wildcats goal of the game to be scored, then throw your teddy on to the ice rink as soon as the goal goes in!
Whether you’re Rink-side or in the balcony, MAKE THE FUR FLY! If the Wildcats fail to score during the 60-minutes, fans will toss the teddy bears anyway – straight after the final buzzer.