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Star opens new Ice Rink at London Designer Outlet for Rays of Sunshine

Suzanne Shaw with Hollie Smith_2

This Friday [14th November], Dancing on Ice star and actress, Suzanne Shaw, donned her skates at a brand new ice-rink at  London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park, in aid of Rays of Sunshine. Not only did the star bring back memories of her former Dancing On Ice win, when she took to the ice she also brought back memories to one very special little girl, Hollie, who had her wish granted to meet Suzanne in 2008 by the children’s charity.

At the age of six, Hollie, who is living with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), asked Rays of Sunshine to grant her greatest wish; to meet Suzanne Shaw. The star jumped at the chance to grant the wish and Hollie, who is a huge fan of Suzanne, got the chance to skate with her. This week, now 12 years old, Hollie once again took to the ice with her idol. Suzanne also skated alongside some other special guests – all who are bravely fighting serious illnesses.

Suzanne comments: “I’m delighted to be opening Ice Skating at Wembley Park in support of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. I’m thrilled to be able to share such an exciting moment with some very deserving children from Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity and am so looking forward to seeing Hollie again. It was an amazing experience to grant Hollie’s wish and bring a smile to her face, so I can’t wait to take another spin on the ice with her.”

Rays of Sunshine - 21st November 2008       Rays of Sunshine - 21st November 2008

Ice-skating at Wembley Park’ will be at the London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park until 4th January 2015. To celebrate its partnership with Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, London Designer Outlet’s Ice-rink will not only offer people the chance to skate right below the iconic Wembley arches, but also help to raise funds for the children’s charity.

Norman Black, Head of Marketing at London Designer Outlet, comments: “We’re very excited to be welcoming Suzanne to open our hotly anticipated ice-rink and to support our charity partner, Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. With Ice Skating at Wembley Park we have created the perfect setting for winter fun and entertainment, alongside the opportunity to pick up some festive bargains – with up to 70% off at our 50 shops – plus the chance to re-fuel in our range of restaurants and coffee shops.”

Visitors are promised an evening full of fun and ice-inspired action, with two spectacular acts by urban ice-skaters and a wide range of other entertainment on offer from live ice sculpting to street juggling.

Tickets for Ice Skating at Wembley Park are on sale now at  priced from £10.50 per adult and £7.50 per child.

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