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Once again, this year’s annual Glasgow Clan ‘Air the Bear’ event will benefit sick kids in Malawi struck down with Malaria.

At last Saturday’s home game v the Guildford Flames, the Purple Army donated new soft toys in support of local charities such as Ronald McDonald House Glasgow and the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

The club receives so many donations they are able to send some overseas to the Malaria Alert Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.

The partnership with the Institute of Infection Immunity and inflammation, Welcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology, (WCIP) and University of Glasgow was the brainchild of Clan fan Michael Rennie who works as a research technician at the University of Glasgow the toys are given to children waking up from a malaria coma.

Both these university depts have close research links with Malawi and the University has many researchers and scientists continuing the very fruitful collaboration that Scotland has had with Malawi stretching back as far as Dr David Livingstone.

Gareth Chalmers, Chief Operating Officer at the Glasgow Clan said: “When Michael and WCIP approached us again, we had no hesitation in showing our support through donating soft toys from our Air the Bear evening.

“It’s for an incredibly worthwhile cause, ultimately we have to thank the Clan fans for their superb and heart warming support.”

Prof Andy Waters, Director WCIP said: This is a great initiative and it is difficult to overstate how appreciated the toys are by the children and their families who have just come through the most stressful of circumstances.

“The fantastic generosity of the Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey team will ensure that more Blantyre children will be comforted as they pull through a life-threatening illness.”