The Lions have great pleasure in announcing Faith in Families as their charity partner for the 2018-19 season.
Their logo will be placed proudly on both sets of official team shirts for the forthcoming campaign which commences the first weekend in September.
Faith in Families has been supporting children and families across the East Midlands for 70 years. Their Adoption Service prepares adoptive parents to care for the most vulnerable children who have waited for the forever families they have always dreamed of. The service also offers lifelong support to enable the children to heal emotionally and grow into healthy young adults.
CEO Lynda Fletcher spoke to nottinghamlions.co.uk about their work “Our School Social Work Service has been in operation for the past 10 years across the East Midlands. We support children in primary and secondary schools to overcome social, emotional and family issues and remove the barriers to learning. This work often prevents mental health issues later in life.”
“We are proud to be the charity partner of the Nottingham Lions ice hockey team for the 2018/19 season. Our patron, Jayne Torvill OBE, is known as a gold medal Olympian ice skater, and is also a wonderful adoptive parent, so a partnership with the Nottingham Lions is very exciting for us. We look forward to an exciting year working with the Lions and will be cheering them on all the way!”
Lions Head Coach Matt Bradbury spoke about the new partnership “We always like to work with partners like Faith in Families as it is so important to showcase all of the great work that they do on a day to day basis.”
“What really hit home to me is the charity’s vision, mission and values ensuring that children are at the heart of their decision making (noted in the above graphic).
“So many of the values are what we believe a player requires to be a Nottingham Lion.”
“We look forward to offer a chance for the children and their extended family to attend Lions home games during the season. A lot of the family’s may have never seen ice hockey before which would be a great way to introduce them to something new.”
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