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Nikiforuk leads 'Blanket Drive' on Sunday

The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze would like to thank our fans for their generosity over recent weeks in support of Air the bear in aid of Free Radio's Mission Christmas, and the Food Bank for The Trussell Trust.

For one more week, we are asking for your help to support another charity in need this Christmas.

Lead by Canadian forward #22 Alex Nikiforuk, at Sunday's game vs. Dundee Stars (5.15pm Skydome Arena), the Blaze will be having a 'Blanket Drive' in partnership with Coventry Cyrenians, to help provide warmth for the homeless over the festive period and beyond.

For every blanket donated, Alex will generously buy a blanket to match in order to double the donation to the charity.

Sleeping bags are welcome. Blankets ideally should be new, but if not clean used blankets will also happily be accepted.

A collection point for the blankets will be at the Fanzone end of the Arena at Sunday's game vs. Dundee. 

We thank you all again in advance. 

About Coventry Cyrenians

Established in 1973, Cyrenians provide a comprehensive range of high quality services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire. Their mission statement is to provide individualised support to promote and enhance the life chances of people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and empower them to live as independently as possible. Their accommodation services provide nearly 200 units of accommodation, which are made up of properties situated across Coventry & Warwickshire. They provide more supported accommodation for single homeless adults than any other single agency in Coventry. The traditional view of homelessness has tended to focus on negative stereotypes. At Coventry Cyrenians they view their role as helping people to rebuild their lives.

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Fundraising and Partnerships Manager Jack Swinburn said, “We were delighted to find out that a team with the reputation of Coventry Blaze are supporting us as a charity, considering they are one of the most successful Elite Ice Hockey clubs in the UK. Their suggestion of encouraging fans and players to donate blankets is great and will provide comfort and warmth to those who are homeless and vulnerably housed in the coming winter months. We thank everyone involved for their generosity.”