Monday 15 December 2014 – Media Release
Canary Wharf hosts ‘12 Days of Christmas Run’ for fun
The much loved Ice Rink Canary Wharf was the site of a rather unusual scene on 12 December as at 12.12pm maids-a-milking, lords-a-leaping and speckled hens embarked on a run in aid of children’s charities Kids’ City and Muddy Boots. The 1.2 mile fun run starting and finishing at Ice Rink Canary Wharf, required individual runners and teams to dress up as characters from The Twelve Days of Christmas or as their favourite Superhero.
Each participant raised their sponsorship target of £200 helping to bring festive fun to local children. This year’s fun run was in support of Kids’ City charity which provides out-of-school activities to local children aged 3 -11 years teaching them important lifeskills and giving some stability to children and families growing up in low income areas in London and Muddy Boots, Mudchute Nursery, After School Club and Holiday Playschemes that encourage outside play for nursery-age children in the surrounds of Mudchute Park and Farm. After the run, mince pies and mulled wine were enjoyed by all at Q on Ice, the rinkside bar and restaurant, and one runner, dressed as a partridge in a pear tree, was awarded a prize for the best fancy dress.
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About Canary Wharf Group plc
Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focussed on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space and high-quality retail, residential and leisure facilities in central London. Over the past 20 years Canary Wharf Group has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business and shopping districts, constructing over 16m sq. ft. of office space; more than any other company in London. These buildings are now occupied by over 100,000 people.
Canary Wharf Group’s tenants, clients and occupiers include some of the world’s leading business organisations from the media, legal, accounting, financial services, IT, energy and transport sectors. Canary Wharf Group has also developed and successfully let over 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.
The Group’s world-class, year-round arts and events programme offers over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate. Winner of the 2010 Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards, Canary Wharf Group showcases over 65 pieces of permanent art throughout the Estate, designed and created by more than 50 artists and craftsmen. A regular exhibition programme in the Lobby of One Canada Square and Jubilee Park further adds to the Estate’s comprehensive cultural and creative offering.
In addition to development on the Canary Wharf Estate, the Group is also involved with projects across London. The Pan Peninsula and Drapers Gardens developments have been successfully completed and construction continues on 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie) in the City of London which is nearly fully let. The Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.
About Kids’ City
Kids’ City has been contributing to communities and helping families in London for nearly twenty years, providing after school clubs and holiday play schemes for children aged 3-11 in primary school located in some of the poorest and most built up areas in London. Every year, it gives c. 2,300 children a safe place to play and learn important life-skills, to develop positive role models and most importantly to lead happy and play-filled childhoods. This vital local service gives stability to children growing up in low income families, helps make a positive impact on local communities and helps parents stay in work by providing very subsidised or free childcare.
About Muddy Boots
Muddy Boots encompasses Mudchute Nursery and an After School Club. Mudchute Nursery devote their energy to creating a fun and loving environment whilst delivering the best in childcare and education for children aged 0 – 5. With the unrivalled environment of Mudchute Park and Farm on their doorstep, it goes without saying that ‘outside play’ is an essential part of the nursery day. Mudchute After School Club provides a safe, warm, secure and happy environment where children can play, learn and have fun and parents and/or carers are welcomed. With activities such as wild flower picking, horticulture, sketching plus a tree-house and trampoline children can gain confidence and become independent, with the freedom to choose their activities, have fun, and play with friends as part of the structured day.