Tigers to look smart against Pirates

Tigers to look smart against Pirates

English Premier League champions Telford Tigers will wear specially-designed shirts to raise HIV awareness in their game against Hull Pirates on Sunday.

The white and grey shirts will feature a unique Tigers logo, alongside sponsors, own and loan names, and other contributors to the charity.

The shirts will be presented to supporters in the Tigers bar after the game, alongside a charity auction and a meal with two players.

Fan Nikkie Morris, who has arranged the event, said: “The shirts that have been designed look fantastic and I can’t wait to see the players skate out in them on Sunday. It is going to be a great event to raise awareness across the country.

“National Long Term Survivors Group was set up to provide support for people who had been living with HIV and AIDS for 5 or more years.

“Apart from dealing with a potentially fatal disease, those affected by HIV have to cope with powerful drug therapies, stigma as well as many other issues.

“The group provides a safe place to discuss and share experiences.

“I would like to thank the kindness of the sponsors’ of these special shirts, MOT R US, The Queens at Horton, Autocraft, Lynn’s Bakery, GN Groundworks and Hexagon.

“And, of course, the fans that have supported this event and brought a shirt.”

Sunday’s game against Hull Pirates, at Telford Ice Rink, faces off at 6pm. For tickets, go to www.tigershockeyuk.com.