A charity ice hockey game is to take place to raise funds for a young girl who lost her leg to a rare type of cancer.
Brave Alison Hayden, 10, is looking forward to a trip to the North Pole this Christmas after a Fylde coast charity stepped in to help.
And when she gets back some of the county’s top ice hockey players will be taking to the rink at Fylde Coast Ice Arena.
The owners have donated use of the rink to help raise cash for Alison who is
currently undergoing chemotherapy in a bid to prevent the disease returning after doctors amputated her left leg to remove a tumour.
A North West team, consisting of players from Blackpool Seagulls, North West Tuscans and Widnes players will take on the Blackburn Falcons on December 20 at 4.30pm.
Organiser Simon Pearce said: “These guys jumped at the chance to help this brave little girl. For that we are truly grateful. I’ve organised Alison and her family to be chauffeured to the ice rink on Bristol Avenue, Bispham.
“We have been offered as a fantastic gesture, the ice for free by the owners Dan and Victoria Nicholson,
“Our local community businesses have all done there bit too help, we’ve been given large prizes to raffle off on the day.
“I’ve invited some top flight ice hockey players from the Lancashire region to compete in the exhibition game.”