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Air the Bear @ MK Lightning Ice Hockey, MILTON KEYNES

Saturday 14 December 2019
Location : Planet Ice: South Row, MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1BL, United Kingdom
MK Lightning are a semi-professional ice hockey team who play on a Saturday night, attracting a crowd of 1100-1600 fans every week, including many families. Every year, they follow an annual American ice hockey tradition of 'Air the Bear' - quite simply, fans buy a brand new teddy bear, seal it in a bag, and when the home team scores their first goal, all the bears get thrown on the ice. Players and helpers then collect all the bears, and they are all donated to a good cause such as the childrens ward at the local hospital (they can then use them by giving them to the children or using them for raffles etc). This year, they will be donating all bears to the new Milton Keynes Cancer Centre which is due to open in November.

This event supports Milton Keynes Cancer Centre

The UK Garrison costumers will be at the event between 17:45 and 21:30.
Star Wars Imperial costumers requested.
Star Wars Rebel costumers requested.

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Event times

The times given are the times we will be on site at the event but unfortunately this doesn't necessarily mean we will be available to meet you throughout the whole of this period. Our plan for the day is usually confirmed with the event organisers closer to the event or even on the day. We will also require refreshment breaks. You may be able to get more specific details from the event organisers themselves if you contact them for when we are scheduled to meet with the public.

Star Wars & Reel Icons costumers

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