Add some magic to the school holidays with our synthetic ice skating rink! Complete with a snow machine and penguin slider for the little ones, it's an adventure on ice for all your friends and family.
Gold coin donation to Make a Wish Foundation
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 27 Jun to Friday 8 Jul
Skaters must have a shoe size of greater than child size 9
Children must not be left unattended
Winter wonderland for a good cause
Sunshine Coast children will experience the magic of ice skating while snow falls during their school holidays thanks to Noosa Civic, which launches its school holiday activity this week in a bid to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.
For many, the thought of this experience is inconceivable but a synthetic ice skating rink and snow machine will give those visiting the shopping centre a simulated winter experience in exchange for a gold coin donation which will go towards granting wishes to very sick children and teenagers.
Centre manager Brian Turner said the centre hoped to make a significant contribution to Make-A-Wish during the two-week period from 27 June to 8 July to help support the wonderful work the charity does to grant wishes to seriously ill children across Australia.
“While sales of hot-water bottles and blankets may go up in the centre at this time of year, Queensland children don’t ever get the opportunity to enjoy the fun side of winter that sub-zero temperatures bring,” Mr Turner said.
“We’re hoping to bring a little taste of true winter fun to the centre to raise funds for those kids who aren’t as lucky. If we can help just one child have their wish granted, we have achieved something wonderful and we’re very proud to be involved with such a great cause.”
Make-A-Wish Sunshine Coast President Daniel Chambers said he was delighted that Noosa Civic was using their school holiday program to raise funds for the charity.
"Wishes are only possible thanks to the wonderful support and generosity of local communities and individuals,” said Mr Chambers.
“The money raised will help another seriously ill child experience the healing power of a wish which cannot be underestimated.”
Make-A-Wish Australia was founded in 1985 and since then has granted over 8,000 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses aged between three and 18.
Wishes recently granted have included a play with a husky dog in the snow for a seven-year old diagnosed with a severe heart condition, a puppy for a teenage girl battling leukaemia, a four-year-old meeting his favourite superheroes and an eleven-year-old having a jam-packed trip to Sydney to meet her favourite sports team.
“Noosa Civic has always prided itself in being family-friendly and at any given time the sounds of children laughing and having fun can be heard across the centre. We are grateful that there are organisations such as Make-A-Wish that can change the lives of kids going through terribly difficult times,” said Mr Turner.
“We encourage parents to bring in their kids for some fun in Centre knowing that in doing so they are making a contribution to a wonderful cause.”
The synthetic ice rink and snow machine will be in operation from 10am-3pm daily between 27 June and 8 July. To find out more please visit www.noosacivicshopping.com.au.
Noosa Civic is the natural destination for shopping with Woolworths, Big W and 100 speciality stores. The Centre has also opened a free playground for children. The Play Retreat is located in the Food Court next to Subway.
To stay up to date with Centre events, trading hours and offers visit www.noosacivic.com.au or follow the Centre on Facebook.
Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, Noosaville
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