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Leyland skatepark fundraiser this weekend to improve facilities

Posted on - 16th May, 2024 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Kid's stuff, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News, Sport, What's On in Preston
The skatepark is open to all ages and abilities. Pic: Peter Booth
The skatepark is open to all ages and abilities. Pic: Peter Booth

A youth-led skatepark in Leyland is holding a fundraising event this weekend, aiming to raise money to improve facilities and make the park more accessible.

The indoor skatepark, on Talbot Road, is looking to modernise and refurbish the facility so they can ‘continue to promote physical activity, mental wellbeing and creativity for the local community’.

The group have set up a Crowd Funding page, looking to raise over £35,000 – they have already achieved 70 per cent of their target.

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They are raising money to improve the park and make it more accessible. Pic: Peter Booth
They are raising money to improve the park and make it more accessible. Pic: Peter Booth

Their fundraiser, on 18 May, will see scooter and skate coaching, pro-rider meet and greets as well as a demonstration from Wheelchair Motocross.

There will also be a live band, raffles and a fully licensed bar.

If the skatepark achieves its goal, it plans to build a cafe within the premises and create a social hub where children and parents can ‘relax, recharge and connect with others.’

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The fundraiser will see pro-riders and performances. Pic: Peter Booth
The fundraiser will see pro-riders and demonstrations. Pic: Peter Booth

A portion of funds will also be allocated towards renovating and upgrading the existing toilets and providing access to wheelchairs.

The skatepark, located at Warehouse CIC is open to all ages and abilities. You can find out more about their fundraiser here or on their Facebook page.

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