A NEW Year’s Eve skating extravaganza is set to be held in memory of inspirational Birmingham schoolboy Harry Moseley who died from cancer in October.
The Skate for Harry Memorial Gala will start at 4.30pm on Saturday December 31 at the Blue Ice Solihull Rink, with British champion figure skater David Richardson among those taking part in the event.
Harry, from Sheldon, lost his battle against brain cancer but it was while fighting his illness that the 11-year-old made and sold bracelets and raised more than £200,000 for Cancer Research UK. He also helped the charity raise hundreds of thousands more.
Fundraising stalls, including a stand selling Harry’s favourite bracelets, will be open during the event along with a licensed bar and rink café. The Gala will conclude with a disco which will finish at 7.45pm.
All funds raised during the event will go to the Help Harry Help Others Charity, which is supporting Cancer Research UK’s brain tumour research.
Ice Rink manager Stuart Cummings said: “We hope as many people as possible will come and enjoy the Skate for Harry Memorial Gala. They will get to see some amazing performances from the skaters on the evening.
“This is a really different way to celebrate New Year and, as it will finish at 7.45pm, people will have time to get to their own New Year’s Eve parties. Most importantly the evening will raise money for brain tumour research.”
Tickets for the gala cost £3 for adults and £1.50 for under-16s. A £7 family ticket is available for two adults and two children. They can be bought from the Blue Ice Solihull Rink or by calling 07804 154471.