Ice Skate Guernsey supports CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity

December 12th, 2012 by Saffery Champness

On 11 December 2012 Saffery Champness turned the ice rink pink in support of its partnership with children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

Staff of the fiduciary, fund and accountancy firm were joined on the ice by the charity’ volunteers as well as some of the children and families CLIC has supported over the years.

Saffery has arranged with Ice Skate Guernsey for £0.50 from every evening skating ticket sold to be donated to the charity.

Belinda Netherton, of CLIC Sargent Guernsey, was there on the night to oversee the event.

“I don’t skate myself but I had to come down and see all the children enjoying themselves on the rink. It was a brilliant atmosphere and we’ve had such a good response,” she said.

Kelvin Hudson, Saffery Champness Managing director, said “when we agreed to sponsor the ice rink we decided to host a festive night for staff, family and friends, both to mark our support of the rink as well as our 35th anniversary in Guernsey.”

“Being able to turn the rink pink was a fun way to help to build awareness of CLIC Sargent, and it has been great to share our party with some of the CLIC volunteers, as well as some of the families and children they have supported.”

Last month the firm stepped in after the festive attraction was put in jeopardy by a shortfall in sponsorship, saving the ice rink.

Next week fellow sponsors JT will be making the ice rink available to their chosen charity, the National Autistic Society.

 

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