Glasgow Clan release Christmas single in aid of disadvantaged children

Money raised from sales of Clantastic Christmas will go The Renfrewshire Toybank charity.

Glasgow Clan release Christmas single to raise funds for The Renfrewshire Toybank charity Glasgow Clan

The Glasgow Clan ice hockey team have released a Christmas single in time for the festive season.

Money raised from sales of the song, titled Clantastic Christmas, will be donated to The Renfrewshire Toybank charity which provides gifts to disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 18.

It is the first time a British ice hockey club has released its own charity single.

The track, which was specially written for the Clan who play their games at the Braehead Arena, has already proved to be popular with fans.

It debuted at number 65 on the iTunes chart the day after it was released and fans have been singing its praises on social media.

A tweet from Lesley Henderson on X said: “Good on the team. A great cause and our wee one is likely to be singing it all year.”

Also on X, Jay commented on the Clantastic Christmas song: “I woke with this in my head this morning. Now the chorus is a wee earwig going round and round. Not complaining though – loving it.”

Lynn Murney said: “Now that puts me in the Christmas spirit. Love it and a great idea.”

A Mrs Murray also commented on X: “Quite catchy to be fair. Well played, Clan.”

And David Gallienne added: “Loving it! A brilliant idea for a Clantastic cause.”

Even rival Nottingham Panthers ice hockey fan Helen Radford said: “Well done from a Panthers fan. I love it. I’m gonna make all my family listen to it!”

Judith Taylor commented on Facebook: “Downloaded. Very catchy song – well done.”

Also on Facebook, William Mayvrs added: “Great cause and I am now going to make it my ringtone.”

On Instagram, Nicholla25 said: “Love it and hopefully everybody downloads.”

And Clowell commented: “This is amazing.”

The song, along with a B-side second track called The Club Mix, which has Christmas messages from the players to the Clan’s Purple Army fans, is now available to purchase on all the usual download and streaming platforms.

The Clantastic Christmas song has also gone down well with volunteers at The Renfrewshire Toybank who have been playing it in their storage unit while they sort out the toys and gifts collected this festive season.

Lauren Roy-Sutherland, from the charity said: “I’ve got the song stuck in my head now. You don’t need to be an ice hockey fan to enjoy the Clantastic Christmas song. I hope everybody downloads or streams it.”

Glasgow Clan managing director, Gareth Chalmers said: “The song Clantastic Christmas is going down really well with our fans and we’d like to thank everyone who has downloaded or streamed the track.

“And the players, who sang the chorus, are revelling in their new-found fame as rock stars!”

Go to the Clan’s website for links to the most popular download or streaming services where you can purchase the Clantastic Christmas charity single.

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