The Nottingham Lions are preparing for a busy night of Sport Relief activities at the National Ice Centre, this Thursday evening.

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Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from the creators of Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.

Once again, this year's event aims to bring the entire nation together to get active, have fun and raise life-changing cash between Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March.

The Lions begin their evening of fundraising events by skating a mile, alongside staff from local Sainsbury's Beeston, aiming to complete fifteen laps of the pad at the NIC.

Things then speed up a little, as the British Military Combined Services ice hockey squad join the boys on the ice, with each side's fastest five skaters battling it out to find the fastest team, over five laps of the ice.

The fun and games then take a more familiar turn for Matt Bradbury's side, as they then take on the servicemen from the Army, Navy and RAF in a full training game, with the Lions' assistant coach Simon Hopkins leaving his usual position on the home bench, to fulfill his other role as head coach of the Combined Services team.

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Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the bucket collection circulating before, during and after the Lions' final two home games of the season against Blackburn Eagles on Sunday 16th March and Hull Jets on Sunday 30th March.

Ticket details can be found here and for more information on Sport Relief, please visit www.sportrelief.com.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014.