Holiday On Ice success

Photo by Martin Bird http://www.mbphoto.co.uk

Photo by Martin Bird http://www.mbphoto.co.uk

‘This year’s Holiday on Ice show ‘Tropicana’, at the Peterborough Exec, was a great success,’ said Carole Hughes from Anna’s Hope. ‘It was a fantastic show with wonderful world class skating set to the music from Barry Manilow. Once again thanks to the generous support from Holiday on Ice , Anna’s Hope was able to provide local children who have a brain tumour and their families with a fun night out and a break from their treatment. It is special that through our continued connection with Holiday on Ice we are able to do this. Feedback from the children and their parents makes it all worthwhile. This year lots of the children dressed up in fairy dresses and got their photograph taken with Olympic Gold medal Ice Skater and Dancing on Ice Judge Robin Cousins. We are proud to say Robin is a friend and a life long supporter of Anna’s Hope. He took time out of his busy schedule last year to visit Addenbrookes with me to meet some of the children on the ward and has a lovely caring rapport with the children and their parents.’

‘The event was a great fundraising success. Robin presented the charity with a cheque for £1000 from Holiday on Ice and an amazing £4000 was collected by the Anna’s Hope Fairies from the generous public. On behalf of Anna’s Hope I want to express my thanks to Holiday on Ice, all those who visited the show and the volunteers who braved the snow to help me. Every penny raised will go directly towards funding the charities aims.’

Carole Hughes

Anna’s Mummy, & On Behalf of Anna’s Hope

Photo by Martin Bird http://www.mbphoto.co.uk

News update:

Anna’s Hope and Holiday On Ice were featured in the Stamford MercuryPeterborough Evening Telegraph, Harborough Mail, and ESP Magazine

Robin Cousins

Robin Cousins MBE – The Olympic Skating Champion and Head Judge on ITV’s Dancing On Ice

We are pleased to announce that Robin Cousins has become a friend and lifelong supporter of Anna’s Hope . Robin kindly said:
“After supporting Anna’s Hope for a few years with Holiday on Ice it was lovely to be able to to join Carole and her husband at Addenbrookes Hospital.
Meeting the dedicated Anna’s Hope nurse and some of the family’s who are benefitting from this wonderful charity was very special and it is heartening to know that from one families grief others can take comfort and as long as Carole is around in her fairy outfit, people will know Anna’s Hope is there for them. I am delighted to be a friend and lifelong supporter of Anna’s Hope.”