Warm reception for charity ice day
FROM bomb disposal demos to dancing on ice, a charity fun day entertained the crowds in Peterborough.
The event at Planet Ice in Bretton on Tuesday was in aid of Leo Waites (4), of Hempsted Road, Hampton, Peterborough, who needs £45,000 for treatment in the USA for his cerebral palsy so he can walk without the use of a frame.
The community turned out in force for him with more than 200 visitors enjoying demonstrations by firefighters, RAF bomb disposal unit, local neighbourhood police officers, a majorette troupe and Golden Blades iceskating group.
Ice hockey team Peterborough Phantoms’ mascot Tom The Bear also skated on the ice with children.
And Leo and his family also turned up to have a go on the ice and support the day.
Duty manager Nigel Pollard said: “When I met Leo and took him out on the ice it was fantastic.
“It’s difficult to choose a charity when you consider there are so many children who need operations.
“ But when I read the letter from Leo’s mum Joanne asking if we could donate a prize for their raffle I thought if we can help one person, then at least by helping one we can make a difference.”