Skate bowl crowdfunder has two days left to raise the last £700 of a £60,000 target

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Skate bowl crowdfunder has two days left to raise the last £700 of a £60,000 target

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There are two days left for a group to raise the last £700 to hit their £60,000 target for a new skate bowl in the South Hams. 

The crowdfunder, organised by Paddy Wellens, aimed to raise £60,000 in a month to build a skate bowl as part of “a two-acre mixed use space for our local community and visitors to enjoy all year”.

The project is to create a “community hub and cafe, with a pottery studio, surfboard building workshop space, kids play areas, small scale growing space and concrete skate bowl on the south coast of Devon”. 

The crowdfunder now has two days left to raise the remaining £700 to fulfil the fundraising target and according to the website, the project “will only be funded if at least £60,000 is pledged by 8 November 2021 at 2:51pm”. 

According to the crowdfunding website, the project “has been designed and built with our community at the centre. Outside will provide a space for sport, wellbeing and social interaction, many facilities of which are not available locally and we believe are crucial to physical and mental wellbeing. 

“Use of the skate bowl will be through an annual flat membership fee of £60 per year to cover the costs of bowl maintenance, insurance and staffing, but don’t worry if you can't afford it, this space is for everyone so we will be offering volunteering opportunities in exchange for skate bowl membership.

“The bowl has the backing of Skateboard England, they have outlined significant benefits that skateboarding can have in relation to mental health. As a contrast to football, the lack of team element means there is no social pressure and skateboarders can be encouraged to learn and grow at their own pace whilst being supported by an inclusive skating community.”

If you would like to find out more, or donate, visit the crowdfunder website HERE

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