Kilmarnock Storm players Ross Andreucci and Andrew Brown are joining forces to stage a charity ice hockey match in aid of two charities close to their hearts.
The pair have held separate events over the past couple of years, but they are combining their efforts this time around.
Andreucci’s daughter, Millie, received vital life-saving treatment at Crosshouse Neonatal Unit in the months after she was born, while Brown’s son Ryan was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at an early age.
The pair have collectively raised nearly £30,000 through their previous charity efforts and they are aiming to add a significant amount to that total in 2018.
Andreucci said: “This year Millie’s Miracles and Ryan’s Rebels charity events are becoming one event rather than two.
“It will take place on Saturday, 18th August, at Ayr Ice Rink and players from across Scotland will be taking part.
“All proceeds are going to Crosshouse Neonatal Unit and Muscular Dystrophy UK, as both organisations doing fantastic work and we want to continue to support them.
“We have both done a game each year for past two years and they have been a major success thanks to the close knit hockey community – we all pull together when it’s one of our own.
“That is why we have decided to combine the two to make it less stressful on both of us and hopefully split the workload a little.
“The previous events have been successful, but I hope as many people as possible support us this year and help us create something really special.”