For Wild fans who are not travelling down to London on Sunday 8th January to watch the Wild women’s team play away at Streatham, there’s an early New Year opportunity closer to home to enjoy an entertaining game of ice hockey and support two very good causes as the annual Antony Morris Memorial cup game is being staged at Silver Blades Widnes that same night.
Antony (pictured left) was a recreational player with the Widnes Wildcats and he died after a fall on a night out in Liverpool in November 2015 aged just 29.
The game will be played between the two Widnes senior recreational teams, the Widnes Wildcats and the Riverside Raiders, and funds raised on the night will be split between the Ronald McDonald House charity which enables families to remain close by while their children are in hospital and the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation social inclusion charity.
Admission to the event is free but there will be collection buckets on the door and a raffle. Other fundraising measures will be announced in due course and anybody interested in attending, donating a raffle prize or otherwise supporting the event can find out more information via the “Riverside Raiders (IHC) Widnes” or “Widnes Wildcats” groups on Facebook.
Face off is at 5.30pm and doors open at 4.45
News item by Paul Breeze (www.icehockeyreview.co.uk)