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The Blue Ice Solihull Rink is holding a New Year’s Eve skating extravaganza in memory of Harry Moseley – the inspirational 11-year old Birmingham boy who lost his battle against brain cancer earlier this year.

Harry died in October at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. While fighting his illness, Harry stayed focused on helping others, making and selling handmade bracelets to raise more than £200,000 for Cancer Research UK. He also helped the charity raise hundreds of thousands more by assisting in corporate pitches and speaking at events.

The Skate for Harry Memorial Gala will start at 4.30 pm on Saturday 31st December. British champion figure skater David Richardson will be among the individuals and groups who will show off their skills on the ice.

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’ll 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 purchased from the Blue Ice Solihull Rink or by calling 07804 154471.

The Blue Ice Solihull Rink on Hobs Moat Road has undergone a £1.1 million refurbishment improvement programme which has included the installation of a new ceiling, ice pad and replacement barrier. The complex is jointly owned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Leisure Living Ltd – a subsidiary of St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist.