ISS in supprt of Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Posted: 11th July 2011







The Skateathon is the first event of it's kind to take place in Birmingham and is sure to become huge on the fundraising calender. July 24th 2011 will change the face of Ice Skating in Birmingham and go a long way to changing lives.

Thousands of sick or injured children from all over the UK are treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital each year, with lives being saved each and every day. The Leisurebox Ice rink and Bowling Alley are delighted to be able to open our facility to boost funds for a simply fantastic cause.

Get your skates on now and complete 130 laps (Ten Miles!) inside 90 minutes! The Skateathon is open to all ages and abilities - experienced skaters can aim for 200 laps if they're brave enough! Prizes will be available to the top fundraisers as well as random participants. Fancy dress is more than welcome - there are prizes available to the best dressed and most outrageous!

Three of the Midlands top Ice Hockey Teams, representing the sport at all levels, have joined together in supporting the first annual Skateathon in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital, taking place at the Birmingham City Centre Leisurebox Ice Rink on July 24th.

Elite League side Coventry Blaze along with the English Premier League's Telford Tigers and National League Solihull Barons have pledged their full support to the unique event and will all have both players and fans taking part on the day between 3pm and 4.30pm. Participants will attempt to skate 130 laps of the ice rink to accumulate 10 miles each, raising money for the Children's Hospital Heart Appeal through sponsorship. There will also be a Sponsored Strike bowling competition to raise further funds, where fans can test their skills against the players.






Telford Tigers Head Coach and GB international Tom Watkins has better reason than most for supporting the cause;

"I'm very happy to support this event and help raise funds for the Birmingham Children's Hospital. The Children's Hospital played a pivotal part in my sons life when he was born and continue to monitor him today, after he was diagnosed with a serious heart defect at birth. Their expertise and the treatment he received have enabled my son to play ice hockey and live a full and active life, which is something my wife and I didn't expect him to be able to do when diagnosed. This is something that myself, the Tigers and the Telford Junior Club are very happy to get behind and try and raise as much money as we can. I'd urge everyone to come along and support the Skateathon which will be a lot of fun for such a worthy cause."

It's fun, it's open to all and it's totally unique - GET YOUR SKATES ON NOW!

Join our team and see if you can become the top fundraiser!


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