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Skatepark Funding 2020: How to Raise Serious Cash for your Local Community Project

This is the story of I how I raised over £170,000 for my local skatepark project in Alton over 2018/2019/2020. Hopefully it will spur you on to get involved and fundraise for your own local skatepark too. Part 1: Lucky Timing Alton skatepark last had a refurb in 1997 as far as I can remember, but other than a few re-spray jobs and a new grind box it hasn’t had much love in the last 20+ years. Then the…

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Predicting a Renaissance: Skateboarding in 2020

You can feel it already can’t you? The slow but steady resurgence of something which faded into the background after its coming of age as a sub-culture in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Skateboarding; loved and hated in equal measure depending on your point of view. A physical activity which can’t be easily labelled and which somehow manages to flow simultaneously through the spheres of lifestyle, sport and creative art form. Peaks and Troughs As someone who started skating…

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