Ice hockey fans are being urged to support a collection for the Renfrewshire Foodbank at their home game, on Sunday. (Dec 10)

The Clan want to help put food on the table of people who are struggling financially in the run-up to Christmas.

Their game against Cardiff Devils, at Braehead Arena faces off at 5pm and donations of food and other items can be dropped off from 3.30pm at the Braehead Ice Centre, in the lower mall of Braehead shopping centre and at the entrance to the Arena next to the Blue multi-storey car park.

Renfrewshire Foodbank say they are running low on items like UHT milk; soup; jam; tinned tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, rice and custard; crisps and sweets, diluting and long life juice and dog food.

They also desperately need donations of toiletries such as toilet roll, shampoo, deodorant and shower gel, along with cleaning items like bleach, washing up liquid and cleaning spray.

The foodbank appeal follows a recent successful appeal by the Clan for donations of toys for youngsters from disadvantaged families, so they don’t miss out on gifts at Christmas.

Gareth Chalmers, managing director of Braehead Arena said: “The Clan’s Purple Army of fans are renowned for their generosity and time and again they did deep for good causes.

“Times are hard for everyone, but I would encourage our fans to spare what they can and donate foodstuffs and household items to our collection for the Renfrewshire Foodbank.

“The Clan is more than just an ice hockey club, as we aim to do all we can to be part of our local community and help out whenever we can.”


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