Champions returns to the ice at charity tournament

17th June 2015

Reigning charity ice hockey stars Autism Plus are back and ready to defend their title in the eighth annual UK Forum All-Star Games this summer.

The Autism Plus charity which support adults and young people with autism, will be defending their title in their home town of Sheffield from 24th to 26th July. The three day competition, which has been running since 1997, has raised over 100k for local charities across the UK. Mel Russell, Fundraiser at Autism Plus said: -We are delighted that The UK Forum All-Stars chose to support Autism Plus again at this year's event. Last year not only did Team Autism Plus win the tournament but almost £5,000 was raised to support individuals with autism and other complex needs. I would to thank the team for all of their support, hard work and effort that they have put into fundraising so far. If you would like to make a donation to the team please visit, https://www.justgiving.com/autismplus/. Former winners Autism Plus are keen team players and are determined to uphold their title for a second year running, at the city's newly refurbished state-of-the-art Ice Sheffield. Tickets can be purchased on arrival at Ice Sheffield. The tournament consists of eight teams competing for their nominated charities: Autism Plus, British Heart Foundation, Dreams Come True, Help For Heroes, Prostate Cancer UK, Sheffield's Children's Hospital, Blue Cross and Breast Cancer Care. If you are an ice hockey fanatic or not; there's plenty going on at the event and it attracts people of all ages. It brings people together from across the country, all of whom are there to support a cause close to their heart. Autism Plus captain and new father Martyn Boston says he is excited to lead the Autism Plus team onto the ice, -It one of the best weekends of the year, finishing first or last doesn't really matter, as thousands of pounds are raised for great charities.

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