STARS from the Glasgow Clan have launched a Christmas single to raise cash for a good cause.

It comes after the ice hockey club announced their new catchy charity tune "Clantastic Christmas" on Thursday, November 23.

The new song, which features players singing on the chorus, is understood to be the first time a British ice hockey club has released their own original charity fundraising Christmas single specially written for them.

The Gazette:

The music and lyrics for the new single were written for the club by the Clan's PR consultant, Norman Macdonald, while well-known Glasgow-based musician, Jim Keilt, produced the track.

In it, the lead vocalist is Gerry McLaughlin, the Clan's commercial director. 

The tune, along with a B-side second track called "The Club Mix", are both now available to purchase.

However, money raised from the sale of the two tracks will be donated to The Renfrewshire Toybank charity, which provides thousands of Christmas gifts every year to disadvantaged youngsters.

Glasgow Clan managing director, Gareth Chalmers said: “We think Clantastic Christmas is a great Christmas song and I’m sure the fans will too.

The Gazette:

"It’s a very upbeat and catchy tune.

“I’d encourage people to download or stream the tracks, as we want to raise as much money as possible for a very good cause – the Renfrewshire Toybank appeal, who do tremendous charitable work for children and young people.

“The players loved being in the studio and recording the song’s chorus and we discovered that a few of them are really quite good singers!

“The other track we’re releasing, The Club Mix is also rather unique, as it features Christmas messages from all the players to the Purple Army fans over the backing track.

“No other British ice hockey team has had a Christmas song specifically written for them and released as a charity fundraising effort, so fans will be getting a bit of a collectors' item when they buy the songs.”

Lauren Roy-Sutherland, from the Renfrewshire Toy Bank added: “We’re over the moon to be the beneficiary of The Clan’s Christmas single.

“We love it and cannot wait for everyone to hear it and sing along and who knows, maybe it will turn out to be a Christmas number one!

“People who download or stream the track are not just making a donation to our charity, they’re are getting a catchy tune to listen to into the bargain.

“We would kindly ask for people to buy the single and they’ll be giving something to local children who may otherwise go without this Christmas. 

“We will always be eternally grateful for the Clan’s continued support.”  

You can find the new single here