Funds raised from this winter’s ice rink in Aberdeen will go to help young patients in the Royal Aberdeen’s Children’s Hospital.
Business group Aberdeen Inspired, which is running the festive attraction, hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the Archie Foundation by donating its entry fees.
The group hosted an ice rink at the Castlegate in December 2013 and is working with Aberdeen City Council to return it to Union Terrace Gardens for this year’s festive period.
The rink will be open from December 1 until January 4 between noon and 8pm every day.
As the official charity of the sick kids hospital, Archie works to support patients and their families and is currently raising £2million to carry out a transformation of the 10-year-old building.
The charity’s chief executive David Cunningham said “Christmas is a special time and we are extremely grateful that Aberdeen Inspired has chosen to support us at this time with the entry fee proceeds from the ice-rink.
“This will help us to make the difference for local children who need medical care, whether in hospital or in the community. We hope everyone enjoys the festive fun on offer in the sunken gardens, which we are sure will bring a wonderful festive atmosphere to Aberdeen.”
Aberdeen Inspired director Craig Stevenson said: “We are really looking forward to seeing people enjoy themselves out on the ice, and take in all the festive activities on offer in Union Terrace Gardens. We are delighted to be able to support The Archie Foundation, which does so much for sick children throughout the north-east.”