Ice spectacular raises thousands of pounds for children’s charity
THE Holiday On Ice show Tropicana has raised a magnificent £5,000 during its visit to the area to help a children’s charity.
The show’s creator, Olympic gold medal ice skater and Dancing on Ice judge Robin Cousins presented the Stamford-based Anna’s Hope charity with £1,000 donated from ticket sales at the opening night performance at the EXEC Peterborough, East of England Showground.
A further £4,000 was raised by the Anna’s Hope Fairies through bucket collections at each of the shows during its run in Peterborough this month.
Robin Cousins also took time out to meet and have photos taken with some of the children and families who are being supported through their treatment and rehabilitation by the charity.
Carole Hughes, of Anna’s Hope, said: “This year’s Holiday on Ice show was a great success. It was a fantastic show with wonderful world class skating set to the music from Barry Manilow.
“Once again thanks to the generous support from Holiday on Ice, Anna’s Hope was able to provide local families which children who have a brain tumour with a fun night out and a break from their treatment.
“It is special that through our continued connection with Holiday on Ice we are able to do this. Feedback from the children and their parents makes it all worthwhile.
“This year lots of the children dressed up in fairy dresses and had their photograph taken with Robin Cousins. Robin is now a friend and a life-long supporter of Anna’s Hope which is really appreciated, and in November last year took time out of his busy schedule to visit Addenbrookes with me to meet some of the children on the ward.
“He has a lovely caring rapport with the children and their parents which is lovely. On behalf of Anna’s Hope I want to express my thanks to Holiday on Ice, all those who visited the show and the volunteers who braved the snow to help me. Every penny raised will go towards funding the charities aims.”
For more information visit www.holidayonice.co.uk.
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