Newton Aycliffe scooter fans pull out all the stops to get to dream festival (From The Advertiser Series)
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Newton Aycliffe scooter fans pull out all the stops to get to dream festival
YOUNG scooter enthusiasts have packed supermarket bags, taken part in a ten-mile fancy dress walk and stayed awake for 16 hours to raise funds to get to a festival.
Last year, the friends, who all attend Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre, applied for funding to stage a series of skate park events in the town’s park.
The competitions proved a big success and when someone suggested a trip to the popular Scootfest, held each year at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the motivated youngsters were determined to go.
But with the cost of attending more than £1,600, the group had to put their heads together to come up with fundraising ideas.
Laura Langdale, One Point youth worker with Durham County Council, said: “The response to the skating events from young people in the town has been brilliant. “Watching the group develop and bond has been an amazing experience.
“The weekend was an unbelievable experience and such a great achievement to end a brilliant project.
“They were fantastic to work with and have already started to discuss plans to go again next year.”
Billy Wade, Aaran Taylor, Jacob Kennedy, Harry Duggan, Matthew Brown, Adam McCabe, Paul Gray, Drea Latue (CORR), Jack Strain and Bradley Claughton took part in the project.
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