Clevedon Skate Project launches TenTimesTen campaign

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 July 2019

Clevedon Skate Project

Clevedon Skate Project

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A project to replace a tired, old skatepark install an adjoining pump track has launched a new fundraising campaign.

The Clevedon Skate Project is searching for £300,000 to improve the town's seafront skatepark and install a bike pump track.

Both facilities will be based on Salthouse Fields, off Salthouse Road, and has already secured backing from North Somerset Council and Clevedon Town Council.

The cost of the skatepark is likely to be in the region of £100,000-150,000 while the competition-standard pump track - which would be suitable for BMX bikes, rollerblades and skateboards - will cost between £80,000-150,000.

Trustee Tom Knott said: "We have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to get ourselves in a good position for applying for grants and funding for the skate park and pump track."

To raise the money, the project's trustees have launched a new scheme to get more people to back the campaign.

Tom continued: "We have now launched to the TenTimesTen sponsorship campaign.

"We wanted to challenge people to come up with an idea to get sponsorship then encourage 10 people to sponsor them £10 each.

"If we can get a lot of people, say 100, to do it then it could add up to a big sum of money.

"We just launched this campaign and are aiming to run it into the new year and our plans are to visit schools, deliver presentations and get some people signed up."

The trustees behind the skate project will be requesting grants over the next few months with the support of sport development charity Sported, based in Portishead, which has taken the charity under its wing.

Tom said: "Sported has said it will support us in any way it can, including through grant applications.

"We have put out to find contractors to do the building work once we have the funds.

"With tender processes, you have to appoint a contractor early in the process."

The past few months has also seen the project launch a new logo and website to get people talking about the project.

To sign up for the TenTimesTen sponsorship programme or to find out more about the project, log on to www.clevedonskateproject.com

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