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.
Mark Savage and Belinda Bassett, Planet Ice MK General Managers, stated ‘We are very pleased with the amount that we have raised for Willen Hospice. To work with our local community to support a local charity is rewarding and we look forward to working with Willen Hospice in the very near future. Working with the community, and getting such great results, proves that we can all work but together we win’.
Nikki Poole, Willen Hospice Senior Community Fundraiser, said “We’re very thankful to Planet Ice MK for raising such a fantastic amount for Willen Hospice. Planet Ice MK are great supporters of our charity and the money they’ve raised will help us to continue caring for local patients and their families living with life-limiting illnesses.”