Turning the rink pink

Fife Ice Arena was transformed into a sea of pink on Friday evening in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Hundreds of fans donned all shades of pink in honour of the occasion, while the players wore special limited edition Breast Cancer Care jerseys and socks.

Kasey Marshall (6) from Kirkcaldy

Kasey Marshall (6) from Kirkcaldy

Fans donned pink tops, scarves, wigs and even trousers, like Kingdom FM presenter Ali McLaren, for the game against Coventry Blaze.

And at the end of the night the player’s tops were auctioned off, raising an incredible £5300, with fans’ favourite Matt Nickerson’s jersey fetching the highest amount at £670!

By the end of the night an incredible £7000 had been raised for the Breast Cancer Care charity, the remainder through a #rinkpink raffle and bucket collection.

Management at the rink thanked all the sponsors who donated gifts to the raffle, helping to make the event such a huge success.

Morgan Hill (12) and Devin Robb (10) from Leslie

Morgan Hill (12) and Devin Robb (10) from Leslie

Hannah Weddell from Breast Cancer care, said: “We can’t thank the Fife Flyers and their fans enough for their kind generosity and donations. This is the most fun event I have ever attended since joining the Breast Cancer Care team.

“We are just overwhelmed and can’t thank everyone enough. It was a fantastic event, which was well run and extremely good fun. Thank you to all who donated.”

A spokesman for Fife Flyers added: ““We are delighted to have raised £7000.00 for Breast Cancer Care at our #RinkPink event. The jersey auction alone raised over £5000 and our raffle and general donations raised £2000.

“We can’t thank the fans, sponsors and players enough for their contributions and donations, and we are looking forward to next year’s event already!”

Mel Bray and Graeme Morris with baby Rory

Mel Bray and Graeme Morris with baby Rory

Pictured are some of those who turned the rink pink: Kasey Marshall (6) from Kirkcaldy with her flashing bunny ears; Morgan Hill (12) and Devin Robb (10), from Leslie and the youngest supporter baby Rory Morris (16 weeks) with mum and dad Mel Bray and Graeme Morris.