Warm re­cep­tion for char­ity ice day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - 24 -

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.”

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