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Inspire Peterborough Sport Relief Celebration

March 18, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 7:15 pm



This date is special in two ways: it’s the end of the Inspire Peterborough official Inclusive Skating funding from Comic Relief and it also just happens to be Sport Relief. What better excuse for a party!!!! Working in partnership with Planet Ice, the Phantoms Ice Hockey and Sledge Hockey Teams, Special Olympics and Sainsbury’s we would like anyone who has been part of the project, that’s 420 of you, to join us at the rink from 4.15 to 7.15pm to help celebrate.

On the night we can offer you the following programme

4.15pm                     Inclusive Skating and Bum in a Bucket

5.00pm                     Calum Titmus, Special Olympic Figure Skater will perform to Singing in the Rain & surprise performances from the Inclusive Skating coaches

5.15pm                     Sport Relief Mile (12 laps of the rink)

6.00pm                     Watch the Phantoms Ice Hockey Team training session

6.30pm                     Inclusive Skating and Bum in a Bucket with the Phantoms Ice Hockey and Sledge Hockey Teams and Peterborough figure skaters.

7.15pm                     Close

We would like to welcome our special guests Stewart Jackson MP, The Mayor of Peterborough Councillor John Peach and the Leader of Peterborough City Council Councillor John Holdich who will be joining us.

Craig Green, Para-Cyclist from the YMCA Gym, will be attempting to continue the Sainsbury’s Bretton store cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End in the centre of the ice on his static bike.

You can take part in the Inclusive Skating Sport Relief Mile; that is 12 laps of the rink. Sponsorship forms are available from Inclusive Skating or the Inspire Office. Staff from Sainsbury’s Bretton and Peterborough Stores will be on hand on the night selling scratch cards to help raise funds for Sport Relief.

The Planet Ice Café will be open all evening.

We hope you can all join us to help celebrate this fantastic project!


Notes to editors

Further information is available by contacting Gail Howard, 01733 330815, mobile 07912 254200 or email, and see

Inspire Peterborough is a project of Disability Peterborough, a local registered disability charity. Inspire Peterborough promotes sport and leisure activities, as well as promoting Health and Well-being initiatives and support for disabled people and their family members and carers.

Building upon the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will support and inspire all disabled people to have better life outcomes through participating in sport, leisure activities and volunteering.

In April 2015 we were awarded a Comic Relief Red Nose Day Community Cash grant thanks to the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to start an Inclusive Ice Skating project. This project enables families who have disabled children or parents to spend time together on the ice, playing and learning to skate. We are also able to offer grading, bum in a bucket thanks to support from the Phantoms Sledge Hockey Team and new is ice hockey. As a direct result of the Inspire project Peterborough is fast becoming recognised as a centre for excellence in inclusive ice sports and currently has the largest fully inclusive group in the country 420 members. The project was a finalist in the Living Sport Sports Awards “Mathew Warn Power of Sport” category and Calum Titmus for the “Jonnie Peacock” category in November 2015.


About Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.  It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and a fantastic night of TV on the BBC.

Sport Relief 2016 will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016. You can run, swim, cycle or even walk yourself proud at events across the country. There’s a distance for everyone, whether you’re sporty or not. Find out more at

For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit

Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotlaand)


March 18, 2016
4:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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01733 330815

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