Surrey Lions support Crimestoppers through London Marathon challenge
Nine members of the Surrey Police Lions ice hockey team are taking on the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon 2012, dressed in full ice hockey kit, minus the skates of course [14 February 2012].
This is an enormous challenge, not just with the extra weight of the kit, but because they have set a target of raising £20,000 for crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.
The London Marathon is of course a hugely popular event, televised to millions of people worldwide, with 500,000 spectators at the event itself and 35,000 runners taking part.
Owing to the unique nature of the challenge, the Surrey Lions team will be promoting the event in the build up to the marathon, utilising local and national media.
The team are likely to generate much interest as they scale the 26.2 miles in full hockey gear.
The Surrey Lions Police ice hockey team and supporters
The team will be wearing specially designed ice hockey jerseys for the event which affords the opportunity for a company’s logo to be placed in a prominent position on the jersey.
Furthermore, as part of the fundraising, the Surrey Police ice hockey team will be playing various exhibition matches and company logos can also be included in game programmes which will be handed out to spectators free of charge.
The team is now actively seeking supporters for this endeavour, who through sponsorship, can partner with the team to help them reach the £20,000 target, raising vital funds for the charity.
The Surrey Lions team was created in 2010, not only to become a competitive recreational ice hockey team, but with a view to promoting sport and a healthier lifestyle amongst staff and the wider public.
The club contributes towards positive police-community relationships, particularly amongst children and young people, and to offer sport and a healthy lifestyle as alternatives to alcohol, drugs, and crime.
If you are interested in discussing the potential for sponsorship further please contact:
– Chief Superintendent
Tel: 07967 987183, or
Karim Tayar –
Sergeant, Surrey Lions team manager
Tel: 01483 632349 or 07967 988388
To make a direct donation please visit Virgin Money Giving
Or TEXT – LION99 £5 (or any amount) to 70070
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