Jersey on Ice raises £20,000 for five children’s charities

Ice skating at the Weighbridge, proudly presented by Jersey Development Company. Picture: ROB CURRIE. (37750653)

ICE skaters this winter did not just practise their loops and spins – they also helped raise £20,000 for charities, including a fund set up in memory of a father and son killed in a suspected hit-and-run last year.

A total of 50p from the price of every ticket sold at Jersey on Ice at the Weighbridge went towards the charities, with each receiving £4,000.

The charities selected by the Jersey Development Company, which ran the ice rink, are: Brightly, Brighter Futures, Centrepoint, the Lowe Legacy Fund and Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Wendy Nerac, fundraising officer at Brightly, which gives grants to children who are or have been in care, said the donation would “make a huge difference to the children and young people” which the charity supports.

Anna Terry, chief executive of the Jersey Community Foundation, which manages the Lowe Legacy Fund, said the donations “will go some way to help our community heal” after the deaths of Dean Lowe and his 11-year-old son Charlie in an alleged hit-and-run in Grouville.

The fund has been launched to support arts and music, disadvantaged communities and those with learning disabilities.

Lee Henry, chief executive of the Jersey Development Company, said: “Organising and funding the ice rink at the Weighbridge was a commitment we made to benefit the community over the winter months due to the limited all-weather activities for Islanders.

“We aimed to make the rink as inclusive as possible for all Islanders. We trust that the extra donation to the five children’s charities will contribute to making a positive impact in our community.”

It was recently announced that the ice rink would be returning later this year.

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