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Youngsters enjoy extreme sports day

Youngsters enjoyed gravity-defying BMX and skateboarding displays at an extreme sports day organised by South Holland councillors.

Skate jam

A Skate and BMX Jam was held at Spalding town skatepark on August 24 attracting scores of children from all over the district.

The event was the brainchild of Cllr Pete Williams who used his designated council ward budget to fund the occasion.

Eighteen other councillors also contributed from their budgets and hired BMX, Skateboard and Scooter group Team Extreme Sport. They brought along a group of bikers and skaters who performed jaw-dropping displays and held coaching sessions.

Youngsters watched on in wonder and also put their skills to the test in competitions held throughout the day, with prizes donated by Gibbons Cycles.

Cllr Williams, who represents Spalding St Paul's ward, said: "It was great to see so many young people having a fantastic time and I would like thank Extreme Sport for coming along.

"They put on an awesome show and some of their stunts were simply amazing. They also provided crash helmets for the kids and were extremely professional throughout. I would also like to thank Jan Whitbourn from Tulip Events who was a great help in organising the day.

"We have now put enough funds together to ensure the event is held next year and we'll aim to make it even better."

South Holland Councillors have designated ward budgets which they use to help all manner of community groups and causes across the district.

To find your local councillor visit www.sholland.gov.uk.

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