Step Skate into Christmas at the brand new ice rink that arrived in Hanover Square last week. Skate West End has been brought to the capital city by Underbelly, in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Just a short walk from both Oxford Street and Regent Street; this brand-spanking-new rink is the perfect spot for after-work fun (if you consider falling flat on your face in front of your colleagues as fun), date-nights, or Christmas shopping pit-stops.
This is London’s first elliptical-shaped (oval) ice rink, and it’s been uniquely designed to represent the shape of GOSH Charity’s iconic logo. Transforming Hanover Square into a festive wonderland, the ice rink has been built around a central bar, will serves up a selection of delicious drinks and winter-warmers for skaters and spectators alike.
The partnership with GOSH lies at the heart of the whole event, with a percentage of every ticket being donated directly to the charity. The money raised will specifically help fund research into paediatric brain tumours, and support vital work to help but the brakes on this devastating childhood cancer.
Running all the way through to New Year’s Day, Skate West End is the perfect addition to a festive day out in London town. Providing all the usual fun of slipping and sliding around on a pair of skates, but with the added conscience-booster of being for an amazing cause – what’s not to love?
GOSH Charity’s Deputy Director of Relationship Fundraising, Sarah Bissell, said: “We are so grateful to Underbelly for choosing to support GOSH Charity as part of this magical Christmas experience. The money raised will help fund the hospital’s most urgent needs, including vital research into brain tumours in children. With the support of Skate West End, researchers at GOSH can continue to improve survival and quality of life for children affected by this aggressive disease.”
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