CLIC Sargent corporate partner, Saffery Champness have stepped in to ensure that ice skating could go ahead in Market Square, Guernsey this Christmas after the festive attraction was put in jeopardy by a shortfall in sponsorship.
The accountancy firm also arranged for a donation from every evening skating ticket sold to be made to CLIC Sargent.
This kind community gesture marks the businesses 35th anniversary in Guernsey.
Kelvin Hudson, managing director of Saffery Champness, said: “When we heard that the ice rink may not go ahead, the directors agreed to support it by way of recognising the part Guernsey has played in the success of our business over the last 35 years.
“We are especially pleased that Ice Skate Guernsey was willing to join us in partnering CLIC Sargent so that while people are skating and having fun, they are making a difference to the life of a child or young person with cancer.”
On the evening of 11 December, Saffery Champness held a staff, family and friends evening on the rink. Members of the Guernsey CLIC Sargent committee also came along with children, young people and families that have used CLIC Sargent services before.
The ice-rink and corporate hospitality area were lit up entirely in pink throughout the evening, in honour of CLIC Sargent.
The ice rink is intended to operate until 8 January 2013.