Colchester’s Winter Wonderland to hold charity night

Toby Freeman from Robin Cancer Trust, Ben Payne from Reflective Ice Limited and Angie Diggens from S

Toby Freeman from Robin Cancer Trust, Ben Payne from Reflective Ice Limited and Angie Diggens from St Helena Hospice are teaming up to have a charity night at the Winter Wonderland and Ice Rink in Colchester Castle Park. - Credit: Su Anderson

An ice rink planned for central Colchester this winter will be taken over by local charities for a night.

The organiser of the Winter Wonderland project, taking over part of Castle Park from November 27 until January 3, is keen to help good causes as well as celebrate Christmas.

On December 1 from 6-10pm the charities will take over the rink.

Those taking part include St Helena Hospice, which is offering free tickets to the first 150 people who sign up for its Reindeer Dash event in the park on December 13, and the Robin Cancer Trust.

Two further charities taking part are yet to be announced.

Ben Payne, of Reflective Ice Ltd, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to support this exciting event.

“Not only will it raise awareness and much needed funds for St Helena Hospice and The Robin Cancer Trust, it will also be a fun event for the local community.”

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Angie Diggens, events fundraiser at St Helena Hospice, added: “Christmas is a special time for everyone, and we are especially grateful that Reflective Ice has chosen to support us at this time.

“We’re really looking forward to working together and hope to bring lots of Christmas cheer to the local community.”

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