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20/05/2014 - Skipton Skatepark fundraising campaign gathers pace

Craven Youth Council has stepped up its campaign to save Skipton skatepark, with some help from Paul Shevlin, Chief Executive of Craven District Council.

Shevlin took part in the Manchester 10k over the weekend, raising around £750 for the skatepark campaign. He said: "Because of the warm weather, the race was particularly hard this year. But it was well worth it. Thanks to the generosity of all my sponsors, we are another step closer to having a new skatepark, which is a valued facility for young people in Craven."

Meanwhile skaters representing the Save Skipton Skatepark Campaign were present at Sandylands Sports Centre last Sunday for this year's Festival of Culture and Sport to encourage people to have a go on stunt scooters and to collect donations.

Cafe fundraiser, 24th May

The campaign will continue on Saturday 24 May, when the skaters will host a fundraising café at Skipton Town Hall. So come along and enjoy hot and cold drinks and homemade goodies to help fund the skatepark.

Donations can also be made at Craven Pool and Fitness Centre and the council offices.

The Save Skipton Skatepark Campaign is aiming to raise £25,000 towards the £100,000 that is needed to build a top notch skating facility in Aireville Park. Craven District Council is contributing £25,000 and Craven Youth Council has applied for £50,000 in funding from Sport England Inspired Facilities.

To find out more about the campaign, please see our website page Save Skipton Skatepark Campaign