The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is calling on central Brighton businesses to donate their lunch hour to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need appeal on November 12 between 12 and 2pm.
Pudsey Bear will be taking to the ice, accompanied by a film crew from BBC South East Today, at the special session in advance of the annual televised appeal, which takes place on November 15.
Staff at the attraction will be dressing for the occasion in Pudsey ears, beanies and spotty suits. The rinkside Bar and Kitchen will help cook up funds for the charity by serving up a variety of Pudsey snacks, also contributing 50p per sale.
The fundraising sessions are open as usual to skaters and can be booked at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/royal-pavilion-ice-rink. Visitors are being invited to dress up and wear skate-sensible fancy dress such as spotty pyjamas, head-to-toe yellow or a dotty dress. For every skater who books to skate and comes to the rink in costume, the Rink will donate 50p.
Shella Parkin of the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is calling on Brighton firms to join in the fun by donating an hour of their time to raise cash for the cause, which helps young people across the UK. She said: “This is the first year that the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink has supported BBC Children in Need and we are very proud to be welcoming Pudsey Bear himself, along with the team from BBC South East Today at noon on November 12. We are calling on visitors to transform the rink into a sea of spots for this colourful, fun event.”
“The Ice Rink has a number of fundraising initiatives in place which will take place on November 12 and on the main Children in Need fundraising day on November 15 – please do support the days by coming along.”
Construction is currently underway on the rink, which will open for its fourth year from November 9 to January 19 on the Royal Pavilion’s Eastern lawns in Brighton. Set against the exquisite backdrop of the former pleasure palace, the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink has space for 250 skaters per session, with a beginners’ area with penguin skate aids and skate sizes from ‘just walking’ to adult.
Enjoy the view and watch the skaters in action at the stunning rinkside Bar & Kitchen, which offers heart warming snacks, delicious lunches and dinners, mulled wine plus a great bar selection.
Brighton firms interested in helping the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink raise more money for Children in Need can contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 01273 857242.
Ice skating tickets cost from £10 for adults and £7 for children under 12 and the one-hour skate times run from 10am to 10.15pm daily. Concessions also available for students. Box office is open from 9.30am to 9.45pm, but it is advisable to book tickets in advance.