Photo Opportunity: The Edinburgh Capitals Ice Hockey Players in their new pyjamas Strip for the New Sick Kids Hospital

The Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey team will reveal their new pyjamas strip in support of the new pyjamas campaign

on Monday 14 December from 1pm to 1.30pm at Murrayfield Stadium

All media photographers and reporters are welcome

Further details below:

The Edinburgh Capitals Ice Hockey Team (The Capitals) will play a league match in their pyjamas this month to demonstrate their support for the new pyjamas campaign for the new Sick Kids hospital.

The Capitals will wear the pyjamas strip just once – at their match against the Newcastle Vipers at Murrayfield on 20 December at 6pm.

The £12 adult entry ticket will let one child in free and 10% of the ticket sales will be donated to the new pyjamas campaign.

The Capitals’ Youth Development Team will also be fundraising for the new pyjamas campaign as they tour the venue with their mascot, Paws the lion.

The Capitals intend to sign their strips after the match and auction them to fans to raise even more funds for the campaign

Elaine McGonigle, Director of the new pyjamas campaign, says: ‘People are supporting the new pyjamas campaign by putting on pyjamas to carry out all sorts of activities. But to play ice hockey in pyjamas is quite exceptional and we are very grateful for this imaginative support.

‘The sight of a burly ice hockey team playing in their pyjamas is not to be missed. The Capitals are supporting the new pyjamas campaign – so give them your support and everyone wins!’

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For further information, please contact Patricia Hess on 07 500 829 226

Notes for editors

For more information about The Capitals, look at www.edinburgh-capitals.com

Find out more about the new pyjamas campaign at www.newpyjamas.org and www.network.newpyjamas.org

Funds raised by the new pyjamas campaign will pay for medical equipment, facilities for patients and their families, research and training at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

The new pyjamas campaign relies solely on voluntary donations.

Contact: Patricia Hess
Phone: 07 500 829 226
Email: patricia@newpyjamas.org
Website: http://www.newpyjamas.org and network.newpyjamas.org