After the Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats score their first goal of the night on this coming weekend's game, fans in attendance will be purchasing teddies, bagging them up and throwing them onto the ice. But why?

The 'Teddy Bear Toss' has become an annual tradition in the town's hockey community since 2015 and it’s for a very good cause.

Every year our chosen children’s charity will receive hundreds of teddies to give to the children that need them the most with CALM, Swindon Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Movement this year's chosen charity.

They are a registered charity, run by parents who have all experienced what it is like to have a child diagnosed with cancer. CALM mostly support families in the Swindon and Marlborough area.

With no employees CALM are a purely voluntary charity. You can read more about CALM by visiting their website:

Anyone who wants to attend the Bees IHC on December 11.can take part by buying a small to medium sized bear which must have a CE label, bagging and tying it up and bringing it with them.

When the Wildcats score their first goal you simply let the fur fly and throw the teddies onto the ice.

If they don't score in the 60 minutes then the teddies will be thrown after the final whistle.