My friend Antonia has been working to revamp the skatepark in Hexham through Hexham Youth Initiative and the RANK foundation.
I got my first blades in December 2019, and properly started improving last summer. I’ve gone with friends that also rollerblade, and can honestly say it saved me through the lockdowns, and has become something I’m so passionate about. I’ve not only learnt something new, but I’ve become so close to my blade gals, and so for that I’m so thankful.
The skatepark is a place where people of all ages can come to harness a new skill, and socialise. There is so much talent, and with a newly revamped park that talent will have opportunities to thrive.
Revamping it would mean so much to so many, so along with Antonia and other skaters/bladers, I’m going to join in with the mud run on Friday 30th July to help raise money for the skatepark, would love to see other skaters there too.
Donations would be greatly appreciated, if it’s something you’re also passionate about you could be helping a fantastic cause, however much you can give. Even sharing would be class! We will also be filmed doing this, so it’ll be pretty funny.