A Glasgow ice hockey team have brought a teddy bear tradition to a popular Govan charity.

Glasgow Clan Elite League Ice Hockey team have donated 100 teddy bears to the Ronald McDonald House as per a North American hockey tradition.

The tradition, known as the 'teddy bear toss', sees fans throw teddy bears and other soft toys onto the ice when the home team scores its first goal in a match.

Glasgow Times:

Gareth Chalmers, Glasgow Clan's managing director, said: “The Teddy Bear Toss, or as we like to call it, our Air the Bear event is very popular with our fans.

"They throw hundreds of teddies and soft toys onto the ice when the Clan score a goal traditionally during one of November or December home games.

“I pay tribute to our fantastic fans, whose generosity knows no bounds when it comes to helping charities and good causes.”

Glasgow Times:

The donation of soft toys will ensure that every family who checks into the facility will receive a teddy bear to keep and bring them "some comfort" during their stay.

Jennifer Neil, assistant manager at the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, said: “We want to say a big thanks to the Glasgow Clan for this fabulous gesture of donating the soft toys.

“Every time a family checks in to the House, they’ll find a soft toy in their room.

"It will be something for them to keep and hopefully give them some comfort, as they deal with a very traumatic time in their lives with their child in hospital.”