Many of you won’t know this, but every Christmas day Planet Ice offer a free skate to give families something different to do on Christmas day rather than eat, open presents, be merry and sleep. Well this year we decided to do something different and raise money for those of us less fortunate at that time of year.
This year Planet Ice MK on Christmas day we saw 220 people come through the doors and ice skate on Christmas day and this was run on the day by staff members who happily donated their Christmas morning to make this happen. A quote from Carolyn one of the staff members reads “I’d like to thank everyone of our customers for their support, both myself and Neil have done this for the last two years and find it very rewarding to see the children so excited about their time here.”
Even though this was the first year the public donated to skate on Christmas day we saw our largest number of attendances through the doors. We managed to raise £1484.00 to be able to support our local charity, Willen Hospice, who work tirelessly to help those people who need it the most. We chose this charity because Willen Hospice is a charity which provides specialist care to patients and support for their families. Their vision is to be the lasting and thriving provider of free care to all people affected by life limiting illness in our community.