Over 150 businesses across the east of England joined KISS Communications on Thursday 3 December for ‘KISS on Ice’. The fundraising ice skating party, held at the ice rink on Parker’s Piece was held to raise money for Acorn House, a home from home for families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illness at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Acorn House is run by The Sick Children’s Trust. Patsy Glazebrook, Vice President of the fundraising committee for Acorn House attended the party along with Barry Hunt, Treasurer and five members of the charity’s fundraising committee. Patsy said, “We don’t have a final figure for donations as many guests are sending in cheques but the event was well attended and all the agency’s guests were very kind. We would like to extend a big thank you to the generosity of all those that attended.” As KISS Communications entered its third year of business Directors Simon Fryer and Richard Blandwere keen to celebrate the agency’s success by hosting a Christmas party with a difference. Simon explains, “We wanted to move away from the traditional drinks and nibbles type of party and wanted an event that was informal, relaxing and lots of fun. Hiring out the entire ice rink on Parker’s Piece turned out to be the perfect choice. The feedback we’ve had from all our guests has been very positive.” Creative Director, Richard Bland is chuffed that the event raised money for Acorn House. He said, “The work The Sick Children’s Trust do is phenomenal and the support the charity offers to families of sick children is a lifeline.” Among the guests were many clients including Johnson Matthey (Pictured from left to right: Jane Wood, Victoria Smith, and Vanessa Bystry), ERBI, Booking.com, Plasti-kote, and Vincent & Gorbing. Vanessa Bystry, Marketing Executive at Johnson Matthey Emission Control Technologies in Royston said, “KISS has come up with some good ideas for us on various projects, so it was no surprise that they decided to hold their Christmas Party at the Cambridge ice rink! It was a really fun and enjoyable way to spend an evening whilst raising funds for such a good cause." Picture courtesy of Cambridge Evening News.