GALLERY: Jack O’Donnell Charity Day

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View our picture gallery from this year’s Jack O’Donnell Charity Day, taken by Your Sport Swindon photographer James Booth.

The day itself celebrated the life of Jack O’Donnell, a rising ice hockey star, who sadly died five years ago.

It also raised money for the Jack O’Donnell Foundation which was set up in the youngster’s name following his tragic death.

The Jack O’Donnell Foundation was set up with the primary aim of giving other children the inspiration and support to reach their potential in sport.

It also helps to fund life changing and saving medical treatment for young people.

Swindon Wildcats stars past and present attended the day along with budding young ice hockey juniors and recreational players.

Even “Mr Swindon Ice Hockey” Daryl Lipsey took to the ice in the Legends/Wildcats match and he was joined by the likes of Wayne Fiddes, Gareth Endicott, Shane Moore, Aaron Nell, Robin Davison and Ian Richards to name a few of the club’s favourites.

Organiser Ryan Richards, one of Jack’s closest friends, was delighted with how the day went.

Talking to Your Sport Swindon he said: “I would just like to thank absolutely everyone involved. The fans. The players. The sponsors. Absolutely everyone.

“Thanks to all the sponsors Neil Tracey, Tim Collins, my uncle, nan and gramp, my father and GLL.

“I’d like to thank Lewis Nell, Steven Bradford, Molly Goodenough, Robert Griffin and Mr and Mrs Michael Da Cova and my mum for all their help.

“I’d like to thank the players, the parents and the spectators for their support.

“I’d also like to thank all the people who couldn’t make it but took the time to message me and wish me luck.

“I thank you all and I am blessed to have so many wonderful people, friends and family in my life.

“We’ll see you again next year and Jack O’Donnell would have been proud of you all.”

For more information about the day itself please visit the Jack O’Donnell Charity Day facebook page or the Jack O’Donnell Foundation website