Supported families had a truly ‘ice’ evening as they got into the festive spirit by getting their skates on for a spin on the ice at Hampton Court Palace ice rink.

With a record number of people this year, the annual event welcomes families from both hospices – Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford to enjoy some exclusive time on the ice rink in the stunning setting of the Palace. The fantastic team from Hampton Court Palace ice rink ensured the rink was accessible to all – including manual and electric wheelchairs and pushchairs – with the energetic group of marshals relishing in being able to help whizz the children and teenagers around the ice – much to the children and parents delight!

As well as the exclusive use of the ice rink and with additional marshals on hand to ensure everyone could safely experience a lap or two round the rink, families were able to enjoy some food and drinks to help warm up post skate, including hot chocolate and mulled wine (for the parents of course!). All of which was courtesy of one of our corporate partners, Berenberg, who have supported us since early 2017.

Vikki German, Play and Activities Co-ordinator at Shooting Star House said, “It really is one of my favourite events we do of the year. It’s a perfect start to the fun festivities and is so nice that all the children can be involved and have a chance to whizz round on the ice with their family. A huge thank you to all at Hampton Court Palace ice rink and Berenberg for making this such a special experience for all of us.”